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Will c2c continue to grow?

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As a change of Managing Director beckons, THEO STEEL assesses...

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Cambrian line growth

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Service improvements on the scenic mid-Wales route are paying off...

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Ron Cotton

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OBITUARY WHILE RON Cotton, who passed away aged 88 on 19 January,...

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Electric freight on the GOBLIN

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THE FIRST electrically-hauled freight train on the newly-wired...

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ESSEX COMMUTERS KEEP THE FAITH

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The two Southend to London routes are bucking the trend of falling...

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PROFITS HOLD UP

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Retired railway manager THEO STEEL reviews financial performance...

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SETTLE AND CARLISLE REBUILDS

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THEO STEEL looks at the prospects for this scene route ...

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EAST COAST OPEN ACCESS

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Retired railway manager THEO STEEL reviews open access operation...

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STATION ESTATE IMPROVES

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THEO STEEL reflects on the rising number of passengers using...

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CONTRASTING FORTUNES FOR THE REGIONS

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Retired railway manager THEO STEEL compares regional rail growth...

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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 Industry Innovation Awards

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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.

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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.

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Rail Station Development and Regeneration

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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 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 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