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c2c brings forward net zero target

2040 date planned by LTS operator

Chiltern extends contactless ticketing

Six Buckinghamshire stations go live

Heidelberg becomes first iWagon customer

Entire fleet to be fitted with VTG Rail technology

Legacy Glasgow Subway fleet bows out

Met-Camm trains replaced by new Stadler units

DP World boosts London Gateway capacity

New cranes increase container handling capacity by 75%

Class 08 08632 joins the GBRf Gala Weekend locomotive line-up

The pool of locomotives attending the GB Railfreight Gala Weekend at the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) on 7-8 September 2024 has been bolstered with the addition of Peterborough Yard based Class 08 No 08632.

Hornby Magazine layouts prepare for GBRf Gala Weekend

A trio of Hornby Magazine layouts is being prepared for exhibition at the GBRf Gala Weekend which takes place at the Nene Valley Railway on September 7/8 2024.

End of the programme: No 390020 stands outside Alstom's Widnes facility following its refurbishment. Courtesy Avanti West Coast News Premium

Mission accomplished! Final ‘390’ is refurbished

FREE Pendolino - full tilt for the future supplement in the July issue of Modern Railways, OUT NOW!

New Colas Rail tamper: No dr75017 at the Severn Valley Railway. Dan Crisp/Colas Rail News Premium

Colas receives two new tampers

Plasser & Theurer machines to work on the Western Region

A Govia Thameslink Railway Class 717 EMU - half of NCL services now run under ETCS. Courtesy GTR News Premium

Northern City line's latest ETCS milestone

More than half of services run under ETCS

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Rail Forum launches Made in Britain campaign

Members capacity and capabilities highlighted in new initiative

Boosting diversity: teams participate in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge. Courtesy Women in Rail News Premium

3Squared’s ‘smarties’ win BRDC Team of the Year

Annual event promotes equality, diversity and inclusion

Highland breakfast: part of TPE's new West Coast Kitchen offering. Tony Miles News Premium

TPE launches West Coast Kitchen

New complimentary First Class catering launched

Mixed traffic railway: Nos 56103/098 hauling DCRail’s 6Z82 Tyne Yard to Humberstone Road working are about to be overtaken by LNER Azuma No 800111 forming the 07.55 Inverness to King’s Cross at Raskelf on 13 May 2024. Alex Ayre News Premium

Task Force to tackle ECML timetable challenge

New approach aims to resolve pathing conflicts

OBE recipient: West Coast Partnership Development MD Shamit Geiger. Courtesy WCDP News Premium

Rail staff recognised in Birthday Honours

OBEs for WCDP's Shamit Gaiger and Rail Forum's Elaine Clark

A Crossrail Class 345 EMU undergoes maintenance at Old Oak Common. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Reprieve for Litchurch lane as Aventra deal signed

Capital funding secured from Government

Chiltern Tunnels wins Innovation Award for Major Project

Annual celebration of innovations rewards industry achievements

GBRf Nos 66739 and 73698 haul the 20.55 Euston-Fort William near Rannoch on 18 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Caledonian Sleeper seeks Birmingham calls

Stop could generate revenue; improve connectivity

Growing passenger numbers: CrossCountry No 221131 passes University with the 10.03 Edinburgh-Penzance on 2 February 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Passenger journeys rise by 16% in 2023/24…

…but revenue only at 82% of pre-pandemic levels

Expanding operations: a TfW Rail Class 197 at Pembroke Dock. Courtesy TfW News Premium

‘197s’ roll out on Pembroke line

Introduction of CAF units continues

Lumo No 803003 passes Harringay with 12 June 2023's 12.18 King's Cross-Edinburgh. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Open access boosts FirstGroup

Revenues rise by 40% for Hull Trains and 42% for Lumo

FOR EV has installed charging hubs for Network Rail Scotland at Cowlairs and Irvine. Courtesy FOR EV News Premium

FOR EV charges NR Scotland

New chargepoints as NR electrifies road fleet

Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh officially opened Hull Trains' new training academy. Hull Trains News Premium

HT opens training academy

Operator gears up for ETCS rollout

New East West Railway Company CEO David Hughes. Courtesy EWR News Premium

Hughes succeeds West at EWR

New CEO joins from Arup

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Rail Forum makes five recommendations for next government

Body seeks benefits for customers, taxpayers and supply chain

DP World is targeting 40% of intermodal containers arriving at Southampton to travel onwards by rail. Courtesy DP World News Premium

DP World targets 40% rail freight from Southampton

Modal Shift Programme generating significant increases in rail's market share from port

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Hitachi completes Thales GTS deal

€1.66bn deal goes through

Avanti West Coast's Class 805 bi-mode units are now in service. Courtesy Avanti West Coast News Premium

Avanti launches Class 805s as ‘Evero’

First trains enter service between Euston and Holyhead

The first ETCS test train crosses Welwyn viaduct. Courtesy Govia Thameslink Railway News Premium

First ETCS train runs to Hitchin

Tests to run until mid-2025

Performance improvements needed by NR: GWR Nos 387146/150 await departure from Paddington with the 09.51 to Cardiff on 26 May 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

NR Wales & Western in breach of licence, says ORR

Poor performance on Western Route leads ORR to threaten £3m penalty