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FIRST TFW CLASS 230 REACHES ITS FUTURE BASE

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THE FIRST Vivarail Class 230 unit arrived in Wrexham from Long...

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Major delays to Core Valley Lines transformation

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DELAYS TO the Core Valley Lines (CVL) modernisation are expected...

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Concern about ‘197’ interior spec

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RAIL PASSENGER groups have questioned the appropriateness of...

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CVL transfer to Welsh Government

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THE CORE Valley Lines (CVL) transferred from Network Rail...

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CORE VALLEY LINES MODERNISATION

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The Core Valley Lines are transferring to the Welsh Government....

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TfW Mk 4s makes North Wales debut

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MK 4 coaches ventured into Wales for the first time on 28 January,...

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TfW SECURES NORTHERN PACERS

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TRANSPORT FOR Wales Rail Services has secured some of the Pacer...

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TFW WILL PAY EXTRA FOR COMFORTABLE SEATS

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TRANSPORT FOR Wales has agreed to pay an additional £1.9 million...

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25KV REACHES CARDIFF

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BUT STILL PAN DOWN IN THE SEVERN TUNNEL THE FIRST main line...

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ANGEL MOOTS HYBRID CLASS 175s

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BATTERIES PROPOSED FOR ‘GREENING’ OPERATION ANGEL TRAINS...

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Rail in the North of England

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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.

Railway Innovation Awards

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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.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association. Sponsored by Porterbrook

RVE 2021

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

Golden Spanner Awards

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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.

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

Rail in the North of England

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York, United Kingdom

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.

Railway Innovation Awards

to

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.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association. Sponsored by Porterbrook

Rail in the Midlands

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Derby, United Kingdom

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.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

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

Golden Spanner Awards

to

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

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