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Chasing Will o’the WISP


■ Consultation on 30-year plan
■ Public competition for GBR HQ
■ Legislation lagging privatisation timescale

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Vivarail’s battery ‘230’ for Greenford branch

VivaRail's battery powered Class 230 demonstrator will operate on the Greenford branch to test the underlying technology.

DfT outlines future role for operators


■ First PSC tendered next year – let in 2024
■ Includes responsibility for train procurement

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Half-term success for Staycation Express

Rail Charter Services reported good loadings on its tourist trains on the Settle and Carlisle line, which returned during the autumn half-term holiday at the end of October.

Lineside vegetation must be tackled

Salisbury collision brings rail adhesion issues to the fore

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Ballard acquires Arcola Energy

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy in a deal worth up to almost £30 million.

Salisbury to fully reopen on 16 November

The railway through Salisbury is due to fully reopen on 16 November following the collision at Fisherton Tunnel on 31 October.

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Trio of namings at Low Carbon Logistics event

Three freight locomotives were named as part of the three-day ‘Low Carbon Logistics’ event, held at the Mossend International Railfreight Park during COP26.

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Arcola showcases Scottish hydrogen conversion

Class 614 demonstration runs at Bo’ness next year

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New HydroFlex debuts at COP

Latest version of Porterbrook’s converted ‘319’