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Network Rail set for Easter works

Workforce of 14,000 to carry out improvement programme Network Rail has announced that 14,000 staff will be working on the railway … Read More

Contactless boom for TfL

Over 14% of TfL journeys now paid for using contactless cards Transport for London (TfL) says it is the fastest growing contactless … Read More

Freight worth £1.6bn to economy

RDG report says rail freight volumes have grown by over 80% since 1995 Rail freight brings economic benefits worth an estimated £1.6 … Read More

Harbury reopens early

Chiltern route reopens less than six weeks after 350,000 tonne landslip The railway between Leamington Spa and Banbury reopened on … Read More

£60m fund for stations

Operators and local authorities to bid for funding The government has announced £60 million of funding towards improvements to rail … Read More

First IEP arrives in UK

New fleet for Great Western and East Coast main lines The first Hitachi Super Express Train to reach the UK arrived at Southampton … Read More

New ScotRail EMU deal signed

Hitachi to build 70 AT200 EMUs for Abellio Abellio has signed a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe for the provision and maintenance … Read More

FirstGroup’s Anglo-Scottish plan

Operator proposes ‘highly competitive fares’ to compete with budget airlines FirstGroup has submitted a track access right application … Read More

Calder Valley tops wires wishlist

Task Force report identifies electrification priorities for the north The North of England Electrification Task Force has published … Read More

Northern ‘319s’ in service

First electric Liverpool to Manchester train Electric services began running between Liverpool and Manchester on 5 March following … Read More


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