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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

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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

Incoming HS2 CEO Mark Wild. Courtesy HS2 Ltd News Premium

Ex-Crossrail boss Wild is HS2’s new CEO

Appointment made as HS2 approaches railway systems phase

Nos 158719/727/741 stand at the buffers at Leven with a special train on 29 May 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Levenmouth regains passenger services

First Minister inaugurates new stations after 55 years without trains

Bi-mode '450s' for West of England? Nos 450037/053 approach Clapham Junction on 18 April 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Bi-modes for West of England?

Battery-electric '450s' could replace Class 158/159 DMUs on West of England main line

Battery trial: A TPE Class 802 awaits departure with the 16.11 Edinburgh-Manchester on 19 February 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Hitachi starts TPE ‘802’ battery trial

Trial informs business case for inter-city BEMUs

Merriman to stand down at General Election

Minister also served on Transport Committee from 2015 to 2022

Strong social value: the Raiway Mission generated £1.8 million worth over the last year. Railway Mission News Premium

Railway Mission brings £1.8m of value to industry

RSSB's updated Rail Social Value Tool demonstrates charity's worth

Networkers to be upgraded or replaced? South Eastern Nos 465922/926 call at London Bridge with 23 February 2024's 0934 Charing Cross-Gravesend. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Five shortlisted for Networker replacement

Upgrades, cascades or new build considered

To Rochdale next? Lumo is bidding for paths to serve it from Euston. Courtesy Lumo News Premium

Lumo targets Rochdale in latest bid

Six return trains a day, new trains promised

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HS2 axe could constrain growth – NIC

‘Do nothing’ north of Handsacre ‘not sustainable’ says commission