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ETCS for EMR bi-modes

PHILIP SHERRATT

The bi-mode trains ordered by Hitachi for East Midlands Railway’s Midland main line services will be fitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) following a £12 million investment announced by Government.

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Curzon Street construction shortlist

PHILIP SHERRATT

HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the construction contract for its Birmingham city centre terminus at Curzon Street.

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Metro depot rebuild contract

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Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth to accommodate the new trains it is supplying for the system.

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CrossCountry is changing

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A regional focus and longer-term thinking are key aims for Britain’s...

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MY RAILWAY LIFE: Doing it the Wright way

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LNER Train Manager GRAEME WRIGHT talks to PHILIP SHERRATT...

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Bombardier targets acceleration

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Bombardier’s UK President MATT BYRNE chats to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments at Litchurch Lane...

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COVID-19 and the rail industry

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With passenger numbers down and reduced timetables, the UK's railways are feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. But, as Modern Railways editor Phil Sherratt explains, they are also playing a key part in keeping the country functioning.

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ANGLIA IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE

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Greater Anglia Managing Director JAMIE BURLES updates PHILIP...

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CAF builds for the UK

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PHILIP SHERRATT visited CAF’s factory at Newport ahead of its...

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WESTERN WINS PERFORMANCE ACCOLADES

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PHILIP SHERRATT reports on the winners at the annual Golden Whistle...

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