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Chris Stokes on the Williams-Shapps Plan

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Is the White Paper good news for rail?

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Between the Lines

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The industry has now been in a state of limbo for over a year....

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Time to circle the wagons. There are smoke signals in the hills...

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It’s now the mainstream view that the days when five day a...

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It’s important to support rail freight, providing greater priority...

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In October, the Department for Transport (DfT) Directors General...

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The recent Spending Review confirmed two key Government strategies...

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For the markets in which it can compete, rail freight has massive...

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Between the Lines November 2020

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The Government has around six months before the first...

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Between the Lines - October 2020

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I went through Farringdon station towards the end of summer...

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Rail in the North of England

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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

Golden Spanner Awards

Event Date:

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

Event Date:

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

to

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