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EXCLUSIVE: Shapps - Crossrail proves UK can deliver

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps speaks exclusively on the record to Modern Railways

The fire-damaged Class 150s involved in the collision at Craven Arms on 22 May. News Premium

TfW cuts services after Craven Arms collision

Two of TfW Rail's 36 Class 150/2 DMUs will be out of action for months after they hit an abandoned mini digger on the track near Craven Arms on 22 May.

Modern Railways June 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the June 2022 issue of Modern Railways

BLOG: High stakes and big risks in rail dispute

RMT members' dissatisfaction with pay, terms and conditions and job security is clear - but are strikes REALLY inevitable?

Staff at 13 TOCs and NR vote overwhelmingly for strikes

Rail staff vote to strike over pay and concerns over cuts: open access and freight operators not balloted.

Elizabeth Line: autumn target for Bond Street and through running

Bond Street station expected to open simultaneously at start of through running

Confidence in Elizabeth Line reliability as thousands use new railway

Confidence in reliability as Elizabeth Line proves popular on opening day

Byford: next TfL deal needs to be long-term deal

TfL Commissioner says Crossrail 2 plans should be 'dusted off'

EXPO: Crossrail's transformative innovations

Our Modern Railways EXPO 2022 blog examines some of the innovations of Crossrail - and its potential legacy.

Women in Rail awards celebrates excellence

The fifth Women in Rail Awards took place on 19 May at the Roundhouse, Camden.

TPE marks Reston opening

The £20 million Reston station opened to passengers on 23 May.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street visits the HS2 Skills Academy. News Premium

Balfour Beatty Vinci expands job training programmes

Training programmes on High Speed 2 are being expanded to more colleges.

EXPO: Introducing Modern Railways EXPO 2022

The Modern Railways Expo 2022 show looks to the future of Britain's railway.

HS2 nears 25,000 jobs milestone

High Speed 2's workforce is increasing as construction of the new railway ramps up.

ScotRail introduces emergency timetables

Lack of cover for overtime and rest day working is forcing ScotRail to revise - and in some cases slash - its timetable.

‘455’ farewell tour raises £26k for mental health

Enthusiasts onboard the farewell tour for the Class 455s raised more than £26,000 for mental health charity Mind.

First ETCS ‘180’ tested at RIDC

The First in Class 180 has been tested with ETCS onboard equipment at Network Rail's Rail Innovation & Development Centre.

Bellrock and Angel improve monitoring

Belrock Technology's Lumen software is helping to improve the accuracy of fault alerts for Angel Trains.

VolkerRail has been fined £550,000 for health and safety breaches following an incident at Stafford. News Premium

VolkerRail fined £550,000 over health and safety failings

2m deep trench collapsed, seriously injuring worker

Very Light Rail gears up for annual conference

Delegates will discuss the latest developments in VLR at the second annual conference on 16 June.

Mayor Khan reopens LU’s Bank branch

The Bank branch of London Underground has reopened following major works to expand Bank station.

The degraded platform structure at Lichfield Trent Valley station. News Premium

Trent Valley platform partially closed

Part of Platform 3 at Lichfield Trent Valley has been closed due to structural issues.

Colas Rail No 70810 hauls a rake of autoballasters east past the planned site of Okehampton Parkway station on 27 April 2022. News Premium

Dartmoor Line goes hourly

Hourly services start on the Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton from 15 May.

ORR confirms green light for Elizabeth line opening

Final authorisations have been completed to allow the Elizabeth line to open on 24 May.

NR fined £1.4m after employee suffers life-changing injuries

Network Rail fined after worker suffers 'catastrophic and life-changing' injuries

RAIB probes Lumo overspeed

A Lumo train exceeded the speed limit on points on the approach to Peterborough by 50mph on 17 April.

Four-day closure at Tyseley for Commonwealth Games

Switches and crossings are being upgraded over four days to make access to and from Tyseley TMD more resilient.

EXPO: Innovation creates real opportunities for rail

Pioneering technologies being developed today could have a huge impact on the railway over the coming decades.

A new show for the future of Britain’s railway

Introducing Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Elizabeth line to open on 24 May

Services on the central section of the Elizabeth line are due to start on 24 May.