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Landslip shuts Alton line

Network Rail says the railway between Farnham and Alton is likely to be closed until 9 May following a landslip at Wrecclesham. The … Read More

RAIB to investigate Plymouth collision

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is to conduct an investigation into a collision between two Great Western Railway trains at … Read More

Digital Railway inquiry

Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford to make submission to Transport Select Committee The House of Commons Transport Select Committee … Read More

Virgin unveils ‘Azuma’ for ECML

Cross-industry working group to investigate 140mph running Virgin Trains East Coast has unveiled the first Class 800 train for the … Read More

Severn Tunnel closure in the autumn

The four-mile long Severn Tunnel linking Bristol to South Wales is to close for six weeks from 12 September as part of work to electrify … Read More

Arriva wins new Overground deal

Enhanced performance incentives in new 7½ year concession Transport for London intends to award the next operating concession for … Read More

Guest opinion: how unions can help build a Network Rail that’s fit for the future

With Nicola Shaw about to publish her review into the future structure and financing of Network Rail, the TUC and rail unions have … Read More

HS2 Phase One petitioning concludes

The Parliamentary select committee for the HS2 Phase One hybrid bill has finished hearing petitions from those along the line of route … Read More

Crossrail to be named Elizabeth Line

Crossrail is to be known as the ‘Elizabeth Line’ from December 2018 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Mayor of London … Read More

Flood-hit lines reopen

Network Rail has reopened two routes which have been closed since the start of the year due to damage caused by the severe weather … Read More


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