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Modern Railways March 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

2+5 HST for 2021 Staycation Express

Rail Charter Services’ popular tourist service over the Settle and Carlisle line will return this summer, but with a change in rolling stock to a 2+5 HST set and a different service pattern including a trip to Carlisle.

GTR to stand down ‘365s’

In May Govia Thameslink Railway is to withdraw its fleet of 21 Class 365 EMUs, used on Great Northern services out of King’s Cross.

Metro cab mock-up unveiled

A cab mock-up from the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet to be built by Stadler has been delivered to assist with workforce familiarisation.

Parsons Tunnel rockfall shelter extension

Plans have been submitted by Network Rail for a 209-metre extension to the rockfall shelter at the north end of Parsons Tunnel, between Dawlish and Teignmouth.

Modern Railways March 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the March 2021 issue of Modern Railways, hosted by 'Pan Up' columnist Ian Walmsley with contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

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Rail worker killed at Surbiton

News Front 30-YEAR-OLD TYLER Byrne died after being...

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Castlefield decongestion plan

Manchester Recovery Task ForceDetails of the three options presented...

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Crossfield leads Alstom

People ALSTOM HAS appointed Nick Crossfield as UK &...

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Are freeports an opportunity for rail?

Rail Freight Group Ports and rail freight have always...

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