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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

The western portal of HS2's Bromford tunnel. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 completes Bromford tunnel portal

First breakthrough due later this year

A Tyne and Wear Metro Class 555 on daylight mileage accumulation duties. Courtesy Nexus News Premium

Metro ‘555s’ start daylight testing

Service entry planned in 2024

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SR extends off-peak fares pilot

Trial extended - but no details released of results so far

Shortlisted entries announced for Railway Innovation Awards 2024

Prizes to be presented in eight categories

Blackpool Trams extension to open on 12 June

Major extension to open after delays caused by hotel construction

A CCTV image of Clapham Common station after an uncontrolled passenger evacuation. Courtesy RAIB News Premium

Residue on resistor grid prompted LU evacuation

Fire fears caused passengers to self-evacuate Underground train

Porterbrook to electrify Long Marston

Major investment enhances test site's capabilities

CrossCountry sets out fleet transformation plans

Voyagers and Turbostars to receive major refurbishment and bold new look

Class 197s launch on Ebbw line

Pembroke Dock next to see new trains

Incoming COO John Whitehurst. Courtesy GTR News Premium

Whitehouse is GTR’s new COO

Interim COO Coulthurst to retire

Record Sunday ridership on Metrolink

Marathon boosts light rail numbers

Labour to bring franchises in house

Major reforms pledged in first term of a Labour Government

Lifeline for Alstom?

Ten more Class 345s could be ordered to keep production lines alive

SE boosts accessibility app

More features available for disabled passengers

ECML December 2024 timetable deferred

Major changes postponed due to outstanding issues

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Walden to deliver W&W capital

Walden succeeds Stuart Calvert in key role