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London Euston station. The HS2 station left of the existing building is being cut back to 10 platforms. News Premium

HS2 Euston station cut to 10 platforms says Stephenson

High Speed 2's London Euston station is being cut from 11 to 10 platforms.

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HS2 shortlists more Phase 2a bidders

Three bidders have been shortlisted to lead the design and delivery of HS2 Phase 2a.

RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan and Chairman David Tonkin outside the Treasury News Premium

RIA sets out six-point action plan for Government

Railway Industry Association calls on Government to commit to rail investment.

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Siemens challenges HS2 trains decision

Basis for legal challenge outlined

Night Tube restarts on 27 November

The Night Tube service will restart for the first time since March 2020 on 27 November.

Derby bids for GBR

East Midlands location sets out its case to host Great British Railways HQ

Fearne Cotton and Paul Merson join Rail Wellbeing Live line-up

Fearne Cotton and Paul Merson are the latest additions to the speaker line-up for Rail Wellbeing Live.

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Hartlepool to build Old Oak tunnel segments

Segments for HS2's twin-bore tunnel from Old Oak Common to Green Parkway are to be made at a new facility in Hartlepool.

An aerial view of Doncaster station News Premium

Doncaster pitches for GBR HQ

Doncaster hopes to be selected as the headquarters of Great British Railways.

The station approaches at Bridlington News Premium

Bridlington semaphores to be replaced

Semaphore signals at Bridlington are to be replaced by colour lights in late October.

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Okehampton line reopens on 20 November

The railway between Exeter and Okehampton will reopen to daily passenger services from 20 November - the first of the Government's Restoring Your Railway schemes to be completed.

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Rail travel rebounds from Covid restrictions

Passenger numbers on the rail network were five times higher between April and June this year than for the same period in 2020 according to the latest statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road.

First ‘365s’ sent for scrap

Scrapping of the 40-strong Class 365 EMU fleet began on 30 September, when Nos 365501/511 were moved to Booths at Rotherham.

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VIDEO: Minister highlights importance of rail in levelling up

Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson told the Rail in the North of England conference he wants to give the region the boost it deserves

Infrastructure matters at Rail in the Midlands Conference

Network Rail North West and Central Region Managing Director Tim Shoveller will be amongst the speakers at the Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference at Derby Arena on 4 November.

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Track spread in Sheffield freight derailment

Track spreading on a set of points at the north end of Sheffield Midland station caused Freightliner’s 02.13 Hope (Earles Sidings) to Dewsbury cement train to derail on 11 November 2020, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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Fernandes and Clive take reins at Women in Rail

Women in Rail's new Chair is Christine Fernandes.

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NR starts annual leaf-busting campaign

Network Rail's North West & Central Region has started its annual rail head treatment programme to combat leaf fall.

Freight to the fore at Rail in the Midlands Conference

Tarmac Head of Rail Chris Swan and Rail Operations UK CEO Karl Watts will be speaking at the Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference on 4 November at Derby Arena.

Online seminars look to railway of the future

A major online event looking towards a vision of ‘High Performing Flexible Railway Systems for the Future’ has been launched by five institutional organisations and the Railway Industry Association.

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Southeastern introduces City Beam ‘707s’

30-strong fleet transferring from SWR for use on metro routes

Don't miss the RVE BigIdea application deadline!

Deadline for supplier engagement at our Derby show imminent

November reopening for Island line

The Island line between Ryde and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight will reopen on 1 November, subject to completion of a final round of train safety tests.

What will be spoken about at RVE’s Rail in the Midlands Conference?

Join us on 4 November in Derby for our Rail in the Midlands conference