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An artist's impression of Cambridge South station. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Murphy wins Cambridge South contract

New four-platform station to open in 2025

Ticket office closures are too far and too fast, says the TSC. This is the scene at Waterloo on 11 October 2023. M. Cooper News Premium

Ticket office closures – ‘too far, too fast’

Transport Committee concerned over Government-driven plans for mass ticket office closures

The scene of the OCtober 2021 collision near Salisbury. Courtesy RAIB News Premium

RAIB concludes Salisbury investigation

Low adhesion and insufficiently early braking caused crash, probe finds

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Travelcards saved after tripartite agreement

Day travelcards retained after deal reached with RDG and DfT

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Nominations open for 2024 WiR Awards

Awards celebrate EDI excellence

Chiltern No 68014 awaits departure from Marylebone with the 10.02 to Birmingham Moor Street on 27 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

DB sells Arriva to I Squared

Chiltern, CrossCountry, Grand Central and Arriva Rail London sold to new owner

A Metrolink tram at Cornbrook on 27 August 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS2 decision leaves ‘major gap’ in rail strategy – NIC

Comprehensive and long-term strategy needed, says National Infrastructure Commission

TPE No 68029 hauls a Nova 3 set into Sheffield with 25 July 2023's 15.24 Cleethorpes-Liverpool. Philip Sherratt News Premium

TransPennine Express cuts trains to ‘make journeys better’.

OLR operator launches major recovery plan

Battery-electric No 777142 departs from Headbolt Lane station on 5 October 2023. Tony Miles News Premium

Headbolt Lane station opens

Debut for Merseyrail's battery-powered Class 777s

Urgent repairs: Network Rail has restricted trains on the Plessey viaduct near Morpeth to one line running. Network Rail News Premium

Plessey viaduct repairs reduce ECML to single track

Precast concrete parapet fails on 1840s structure

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ECML timetable change targeted for December 2024

SoS Harper gives go ahead for changes

Chris Green, Howard Smith and Gordon Pettitt - lifetime achievement winners at the Golden Whistles. News Premium

Calling all operators!

Prestigious awards celebrate operating excellence

Commodity and operator both in growth: DCRail’s No 56091 leading No 56301 on the 6O15 Willesden DC Sidings to Chessington South aggregates train at Wimbledon on 3 October 2023. Jamie Squibbs News Premium

Bright spots amid rail freight decline

Intermodal and construction traffic up; coal down

Competition concerns cleared: the CMA has approved Hitachi Rail's takeover of Thales' signalling business. Philip Sherratt News Premium

CMA clears Hitachi/Thales deal

Hitachi to sell main line signalling business

Great Eastern investment: visual of the new station at Beaulieu Park, north of Chelmsford. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Beaulieu Park contract awarded

Station to open in 2025

Thousands raised as CrossCountry HSTs bow out

Farewell charter raises funds for Brain Tumour Charity

Gearing up for a 200th anniversary: LNER marked its centenary in 2023 - it operates on Stockton & Darlington Railway territory. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Railway gears up for SDR 200 celebrations

Exhibition train and nationwide events planned to mark bicentenary of SDR

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GBRf opens £5.75m maintenance hub

New facility will monitor and maintain wagons ahead of planned growth

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LNER boosts capacity to meet growing demand

More services and longer trains to meet growing demand

Freightliner Chief Executive Tim Shoveller opens the Doncaster Operational Training Academy. News Premium

Freightliner training academy opens

ECDP-funded centre prepares drivers for ETCS

Analysis: PM in impossible bind on HS2

Refusal to deny plans to axe Northern legs raises concern in Midlands and North

Extra tracks suggested here: West Midlands Trains Class 350s pass at Milton Keynes on 11 October 2022. On the far side of the shot No 350123 leads the 12.05 Northampton to Euston, while in the foreground another pair of units forms the 11.49 Euston to Birmingham New Street. Ken Brunt News Premium

Released capacity options for WCML all positive

Network Rail study: all scenarios provide economic benefits and modal shift

Electrification priority: West Midlands Trains unit No 172215 leads the 11.15 Worcester Foregate Street to Dorridge service at Rowley Regis on the Snow Hill lines on 22 May 2023. John Whitehouse News Premium

West Midlands calls for long-term view

New tunnels under Birmingham and Wolverhampton-Coventry quadrupling proposed

Ready for opening at last: West Midlands Metro tram No 57 at Wolverhampton station on a driver familarisation trip on the new extension on 29 August 2023. John Whitehouse News Premium

Trams finally reach Wolverhampton station

New extension opened on 17 September

ScotRail marks 40th anniversary

Structures, staff and history celebrated on milestone date

New station, but stock on notice: the new White Rose station, between Leeds and Dewsbury, is taking shape in this view from 10 August 2023, as TransPennine Express Nova 3 set TP08 passes on the 14.48 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly. Mike Haddon News Premium

TPE Nova 3s withdrawn from December - to go to Chiltern?

Cracking solution developed; Chiltern could replace Mk 3s

Voyager on open access duties: Grand Central has recently taken on two former Avanti West Coast Class 221s to augment its fleet following availability challenges with its Class 180s. No 221142 has gained striking vinyls on the two driving coaches, visible as it heads north at Offord Cluny, Cambridgeshire with the 14.56 King’s Cross to Wakefield Kirkgate on 31 August 2023. Blake Cracknell News Premium

Grand Union revises Stirling plan to use ‘22Xs’

DEMUs to be refreshed and refurbished for Euston-Stirling operation

Extra Voyagers in new CrossCountry contract

Full fleet refurbishment and direct Cardiff to Edinburgh service also planned

NRC for Avanti following performance improvement

Longer-term deal could run to 2032

CrossCountry 43378/239 pause at Exeter St Davids with the 12.27 Plymouth-Edinburgh News Premium

MPs slam ticket office closure plans

Proposals described as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘unloved’