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GA introduces first inter-city Flirt

Greater Anglia introduced its first Class 745 EMU into passenger service on 8 January on its inter-city route between London Liverpool … Read More

Accessibility non-compliance ‘extremely disappointing’

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has told the rail industry of his disappointment that dispensations have been required to allow some … Read More

Alstom wins Pendolino deal

Avanti West Coast has awarded Alstom a £642 million seven-year deal to refurbish and maintain the 56-strong Class 390 Pendolino fleet. … Read More

ScotRail franchise to end in 2022

Abellio’s operation of the ScotRail franchise will end in March 2022, three years earlier than planned. Abellio’s franchise began … Read More

First look at West Midlands ‘196’

West Midlands Trains has unveiled the first pictures of a completion Class 196 DMU, built by CAF for services within its West Midlands … Read More

Crossrail trial running delayed into second half of 2020

Trial running on the central section of London’s Elizabeth Line has been delayed and will not start until at least July next year, … Read More

EMR bi-mode specification confirmed

The new bi-mode units East Midlands Railway is procuring from Hitachi will be a variant on its AT300 platform with features specific … Read More

LNER HSTs bow out

LNER has withdrawn its HSTs from passenger service, with a farewell tour from 18 to 21 December to mark their withdrawal using a 2+7 … Read More

Avanti West Coast launches

FirstGroup and Trenitalia launched the new West Coast Partnership franchise on 9 December 2019, operated under the brand name Avanti … Read More

Hitachi trains for Avanti

First Trenitalia has ordered 23 new trains from Hitachi as part of the new West Coast Partnership. Valued at £350 million, the order … Read More


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