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Government takes over Northern operation

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THE GOVERNMENT’S Operator of Last Resort function took over...

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WMT ACTS TO CURB POOR PERFORMANCE

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WEST MIDLANDS Mayor Andy Street has held off on his threat to...

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Northern franchise to end within months

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New station for Northern: this is Warrington West, to the west...

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SCOTRAIL ‘385s’ ROLL OUT AS ‘365s’ WITHDRAWN

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SCOTRAIL INTRODUCED its Hitachi-built Class 385 EMUs on services...

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D TRAIN TARGETS FEBRUARY START

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Moving Wheels VIVARAIL’S PROTOTYPE Class 230 D train unit...

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis

Railway Industry Innovation Awards

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London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

Sponsored by: BR Fares, RIA, Porterbrook, IRO, Resonate, Houghton International, Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe and Thales

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

RVE 2021

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Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

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London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.