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Moorgate line ETCS upgrade commissioned

ETCS signalling has been commissioned on the Northern City line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.

WiR appoints five new trustees

Women in Rail has appointed five new trustees.

GBRf orders 30 Stadler Class 99 bi-mode locos

GBRf is ordering 30 bi-mode Co-Co Class 99s from Stadler.

Bridges raised in TransPennine Route Upgrade

Two bridges in Ashton-under-Lyne have been raised to provide clearances for future electrification as part of the TransPennine Route Upgrade.

Modern Railways May 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the bumper May 2022 issue of Modern Railways

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Rail industry must unlock innovation – RIA

The Railway Industry Association is calling for major improvements to the way innovations are funded and brought to deployment stage in the rail industry.

First refurbished ‘390’ enters traffic

The first refurbished Class 390 is now in passenger traffic.

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Passenger assistance booking times cut to two hours

Operators around the country have cut the notice required for passengers to book assistance for their rail journeys.

Merseyrail to return to 15-minute frequency

Merseyrail is to return to a 15-minute frequency on most routes from 2 May.

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Time to enter teams for Big Rail Diversity Challenge

There is still time to enter teams in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2022.

ScotRail offers half-price off-peak fares – for a limited time

ScotRail is offering 50% off all off-peak fares for a limited period starting on 9 May.

Midlands network gears up for Commonwealth Games

The Emergency Intervention Unit is part of plans to keep the Midlands' rail network running smoothly during the Commonwealth Games

RBF launches Auction of Rail Experiences

Station tours, helicopter rides, and a chance to walk the Forth Bridge are all on offer in the RBF's Auction of Rail Experiences.

Reston station opens on 23 May

The £20 million Reston station is to open on 23 May.

Government launches £7.6m innovation competition

Up to £7.6 million of funding will be available in this year's First of a Kind innovation competition.

Women in Rail celebrates 10th anniversary

Women in Rail celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting greater inclusiveness in the rail industry on 12 April.

UK Rail for Ukraine launches first aid train

A cross-industry partnership of volunteers has organised a train of supplies for Ukraine.

Industry 'in the dark' as RNEP delay passes 900 DAYS

It is now 900 days since the Government last updated the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline, says the Railway Industry Association.

Class 80x cracks to be repaired at Eastleigh

The entire Class 80x fleet is to have cracks repaired at Arlington Fleet Services, Eastleigh.

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Opportunity charging option for Welsh tram-trains

Stadler tram-trains could in the future charge at stations, raising the possibility of on-street running.

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Waterside service could be restored in 2024

Hopes are growing that services could be restored to the Waterside line in 2024.

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Bank approaches testing phase

Test trains will run through the refurbished Bank station at Easter.

Piccadilly Line 2024 stock mock-up unveiled

Mayor calls for capital investment to secure TfL supply chain

ScotRail comes under public ownership

ScotRail is now owned and operated by the Scottish Government, which took over from Abellio on 1 April.

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Delay compensation improvements go live

Improvements to delay compensation went live on 1 April.

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Light rail safety body adds value – ORR

An ORR review has found the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is adding value to the sector - but there is more that can be done.

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Limited progress on Trains fit for the Future recommendations

Only limited progress has been made on implementing recommendations in the Trains fit for the Future report, according to the Railway Industry Association.

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Govia Thameslink Railway secures National Rail Contract

Govia Thameslink Railway has been awarded a National Rail Contract for up to six years.

Modern Railways April 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the April 2022 issue of Modern Railways