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Whistles reward outstanding operators

Excellence in railway operating was celebrated once again by the Modern Railways 4th Friday Club and the Institution of Railway Operators … Read More

Shapps acts on SWR uncertainty

A request for proposal has been issued in anticipation that the South Western Railway franchise will end prematurely, Transport Secretary … Read More

Gatwick works prompt GTR service changes

Govia Thameslink Railway will be making timetable alterations in May as a result of platform closures necessitated by the £150 million … Read More

Approval for Eastside Metro extension

Planning approval has been granted for the 1.7km Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro, linking Birmingham city centre with … Read More

DRS wins Ford contract

Direct Rail Services has been awarded a new contract to transport cars from the Ford factory at Dagenham to the rail terminal at Garston, … Read More

First ‘777’ arrives in UK

The first of 52 new trains built by Stadler for the Merseyrail network reached the UK on 9 January. The maiden Class 777 was delivered … Read More

First GA ‘720’ delivered

The first Class 720 EMU for Greater Anglia was delivered from Bombardier’s Derby works to Ilford depot on the night of 13 January. … Read More

Summer 2021 opening for Elizabeth Line

Elizabeth Line train services through central London are expected to begin in summer 2021, according to the latest programme update … Read More

Deep Tube legal challenges resolved

Legal challenges relating to the award of a contract to Siemens to build new trains for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line … Read More

Northern franchise to end within months

A decision on the future of the Northern franchise is expected by the end of January. In a ministerial statement on 9 January, Transport … Read More


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