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Midland Metro operations to go in-house

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is to take over operation of the Midland Metro from National Express in October 2018, when the current … Read More

Eurostar highlights early year growth

Eurostar says it has enjoyed a strong start to 2017 after passenger numbers dropped during the previous year. The operator says sales … Read More

Abellio completes Mitsui sale

Abellio has completed the sale of a 40% stake in the Greater Anglia to Japanese firm Mitsui. The company announced in January that … Read More

GWR ‘802’ production kicks off

Hitachi has received the first bodyshell for Great Western Railway’s fleet of Class 802 bi-mode trains, being built at its Pistoia … Read More

Whittington for permanent ORR role

Joanna Whittington has been confirmed as chief executive at the Office of Rail and Road on a permanent basis. Ms Whittington has led … Read More

Ordsall arch lifted into place

A key milestone in the Ordsall Chord project has been reached with the lifting into place of two arches for the ‘network arch bridge’ … Read More

Optram analysis and Forecasting White paper

Seldom do railways have the resources to maintain their infrastructure at a level that ensures steady-state performance. Rather, they … Read More

Golden Whistle awards 2017

Most punctual operators revealed The Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club has again joined with the Institution of Railway Operators … Read More

Punctuality drives satisfaction fall

Transport Focus survey reveals commuter frustration The percentage of passengers satisfied with their journey during the autumn 2016 … Read More

Go-ahead for Maghull North

Planning permission has been granted for a new station at Maghull North on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern line. The … Read More


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