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VIVARAIL LEADS THE BATTERY CHARGE

PHILIP SHERRATT

Battery technology could allow existing DMUs to go emission-free...

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Scotland in Focus: Scotland plots its rail recovery

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In the post-pandemic world...

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My Railway Life: Power to the people

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Avanti West Coast’s Employee Director LIZZIE POWER...

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EMR LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS

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The start of electric services to Corby next May is a major milestone...

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Island line set for transformation

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Replacement trains and improved infrastructure...

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Metro set for new fleet transformation

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PHILIP SHERRATT describes plans for new trains and additional services...

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HS2: The train of the future

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Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt explains the significance...

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Great Western: MetroWest takes stock

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PHILIP SHERRATT PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON PLANS TO IMPROVE SERVICES...

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HS2: Setting the high-speed standard

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Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt outlines the high-speed pedigree...

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Great Western: Dawlish defences move forward

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WITH THE FIRST PHASE OF COASTAL RESILIENCE WORK NEARLY COMPLETE...

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Rail in the Midlands

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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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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

Railway Industry 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.

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

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.

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.