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DfT takes on ‘365s’ from Eversholt

The Department for Transport has taken ownership of the 40-strong fleet of Class 365 EMUs, previously leased by Eversholt Rail. Of … Read More

Abellio launches East Midlands franchise

Abellio took over operation of the East Midlands franchise from Stagecoach on 18 August, launching the East Midlands Railway operation … Read More

HS2 review to report this autumn

An independent review of the HS2 programme, chaired by Douglas Oakervee, will report this autumn. The Department for Transport has … Read More

Trans-Pennine TWAO submission planned

A consultation is to be launched in September on proposals for upgrading an eight-mile stretch of the Trans-Pennine route as part of … Read More

Consultation on University station design

A public consultation has been launched on the design of the rebuilt University station. The proposal incorporates a new station building … Read More

RVE exhibitor list continues to grow

A further six exhibitors have joined the growing line-up for Modern Railways RVE. With new exhibitors confirming their participation … Read More

First Trenitalia wins West Coast Partnership

West Coast Rail, a joint venture of FirstGroup and Trenitalia, has been awarded the West Coast Partnership franchise, which will start … Read More

Northern withdraws first Pacers

Northern withdrew its first Class 142 Pacer DMUs from passenger service on 12 August, as it introduced further new CAF-built DMUs. … Read More

Northern to retain ‘323s’

Northern has confirmed it has reached agreement with Porterbrook and the Department for Transport to retain its 17 Class 323 EMUs … Read More

Nine-car ‘345s’ enter service

The first nine-car Class 345 carried passengers on TfL Rail services in west London on 29 July. No 345037 was the first full length … Read More

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