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RIA urges investment as passenger numbers soar

Passenger numbers exceed 90% of pre-pandemic levels

Modern Railways August 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of our August 2022 issue

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Government must revisit IRP decisions, says TSC

Report criticises assessment of options

Now it’s three: TSSA members join rail strikes

All three main rail unions are now in disputes over pay and job security

TBM Dorothy breaks through at the south portal of HS2's Long Itchington Wood tunnel. News Premium

Breakthrough! Dorothy completes HS2 tunnel bore

TBM completes first of two bores at one-mile-long tunnel

Stadler completes first ’93’ body

First tri-mode locomotive expected to enter service in 2023

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South Western Railway defers December timetable change

More trains to gain live occupancy information

£30m invested in Victoria station upgrades

More concourse space and ticket gates created in major upgrade

Network Rail launches resilience taskforce

Expert advisors to make recommendations on how Britain's railway can better cope with extreme weather

Northern No 195022 stands at Sheffield on 25 October 2021. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS News Premium

‘Clear investment case’ for Trans-Pennine upgrade, says NAO

National Audit Office report confirms investment case but warns of challenges.

Midland main line to close south of Leicester

Extreme temperatures cause disruption on MML/ECML corridor

It is more than 1,000 days since the last RNEP update. News Premium

1,000 days since last RNEP update

RIA warns of uncertainty as RNEP update reaches 1,000 day milestone

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Barking Riverside opens

New station and railway opens earlier than expected

Debate the future of rail at Modern Railways Expo

Registrations to Modern Railways EXPO 2022 are open

Heat to close ECML From King's Cross to York/Leeds

Extreme heat to disrupt rail services across England and Wales

EDI progress showcased

Report sets out good practice in diversity policies

RMT and ASLEF announce strike dates

RMT staff to strike on 27 July; ASLEF on 30 July

NR report slams working practices

NR says report backs its calls for modernisation

Eversholt and Vivarail develop ‘321’ battery train

Eversholt and Vivarail are examining the feasibility and viability of fitting batteries to the Class 321 'Renatus' fleet.

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RMT’s next strike on 27 July

Govia Thameslink Railway staff in the RMT union have now voted in favour of strikes.

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TfL gets ANOTHER funding extension

Two-week extension the latest in a series of temporary funding extensions

An artist's impression of the HS2 Interchange station near Birmingham. News Premium

Laing O’Rourke wins £370m Interchange station deal

Two-phase contract involves detail design and construction

Drivers vote for strikes on eight TOCS

TransPennine Express drivers are amongst those in eight train operators voting for strikes.

Cambrian flood defence works start

Locally sourced rock armour will be installed over the summer and into the autumn.

Aberdeen-Inverness closure for station works

54-hour closure for track and drainage works

Progress on passenger improvements – more to do says ORR

Improvements needed in areas such as passenger assistance, says regulator.

Foundation works begin on Wendover Dean viaduct

'Double composite' structure saves concrete and steel

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TSSA staff vote for strikes – but fall short of threshold

Number of votes for strikes falls short of 40% threshold

Six shortlisted for GBR headquarters

Non-binding vote 'will play a part' in selection says DfT.

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GBR seeks views on freight growth

Body seeks views on volumes, traffics and terminals.