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TPE Nova 3s withdrawn from December - to go to Chiltern?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

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MPs slam ticket office closure plans

Proposals described as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘unloved’

Peak fares abolished in Scottish trial

Six-month trial aims to boost passenger numbers

Warnings have been raised over a lack of orders for Alstom's Litchurch Lane plant in Derby. News Premium

Warning over Alstom jobs threat at Derby

Reports suggest factory could be mothballed

Industry gears up for Rail Wellbeing Live

Now in its third year, this pan-industry online event is generating more interest than ever before. Its chair Ruth Busby explains this year’s plans and explains why it is improving lives across the railway

Angie Doll is GTR’s new CEO

Predecessor Verwer steps back from day-to-day operations

Loram appoints Francis as MD

Former DRS MD to oversee first UK-built rail grinders

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New Shadow Rail Minister

Shadow Cabinet reshuffle promotes Portsmouth South MP

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Almost 700,000 respond to ticket office consultation

Biggest consultation response ever - watchdogs to give verdicts by 31 October

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£140m East Kilbride upgrade funded

Project to be completed by December 2025

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Northern City line ready for ETCS

NR and GTR prove ETCS capability

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DP World encourages modal shift to rail

Port operator aims for 40% rail market share from Southampton by 2025

HS2 trains gain environmental recognition

Smooth car body undersides a claimed world first

Registrations open for Rail Wellbeing Live 2023

Sir Steve Redgrave amongst keynote speakers

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NR fined £6.7m over Carmont derailment

Infrastructure manager admits failings from 2020 derailment

RBF’s Heart of Gold Awards return

Nominations are now open for the RBF's Heart of Gold Awards.

Levenmouth link track laying completed

On target for 2024 reopening - track laying has been completed on the Levenmouth Rail Link.

Bus benefit for CrossCountry railtour travellers

Free bus connection for HST railtour ticket holders

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Thales/Hitachi merger: no threat to LU competition

CMA updates investiation

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Almost 500,000 responses to ticket office plans

One week left on consultation

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TfL tenders for new DLR franchise

Contract worth up to £2.3 billion

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Nestle’s double-stack trial success

Company seeks to develop concept further

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‘717s’ set for ETCS upgrade

Latest baseline software to be installed

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HS2 beats schedule on bridge removal

Structure to make way for HS2 tracks