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RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

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HS2 GETS BUILDING

Dan Harvey

High Speed 2 main construction is formally, officially, undeniably underway...

Dan Harvey
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Opening knocked into 2022

Dan Harvey

Last month we reported how the Elizabeth Line was facing a further delay...

Dan Harvey

Crossrail: Summer 2021 opening not feasible

Dan Harvey

Not for the first time – and if the track record is anything...

Dan Harvey

HS2: Tunnels, bridges and contracts

Dan Harvey

It has been a summer like no other. While many of us have been...

Dan Harvey
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CROSSRAIL UPDATE: COVID halts construction

Dan Harvey

To say everything was going smoothly might be overstating the situation...

Dan Harvey
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HIGH SPEED 2: Building a railway in a pandemic

Dan Harvey

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘lockdown’ announcement saw High Speed 2 contractors scramble...

Dan Harvey
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CLASS 345 s TO HEATHROW

Dan Harvey

Plans to run Class 345s between Paddington and Heathrow Terminal...

Dan Harvey
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QUESTION MARK OVER LEEDS ARM

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‘MANCHESTER FIRST’ STRATEGY POSSIBLE Chancellor of the...

Dan Harvey
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Systems integration is the challenge

Dan Harvey

When Mark Wild took over as Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd...

Dan Harvey

BORIS BACKS HS2

Dan Harvey

OAKERVEE FAVOURS BUILDING FULL LINE But Phase 2b route under...

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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

to

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