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First Class 777s handed over

Tony Miles

Last seven Merseyrail EMUs to be fitted with batteries

Tony Miles
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Borderlands frequency increase deferred to May

Rhodri Clark

Class 230 introduction to start in December

Rhodri Clark
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Bristol East Junction remodelled

The £132 million remodelling of Bristol East Junction was completed successfully on 3 September, with all trains running normally into and out of Bristol Temple Meads station from the following morning.

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Voyager named after Hixon accident

Tony Miles

Level crossing incident commemorated

Tony Miles
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No more Nova 3s overnight at Scarborough

Tony Miles/Alan Williams/Philip Sherratt

Revised Nova 3 deployment plan expected

Tony Miles/Alan Williams/Philip Sherratt

New entrance at Denmark Hill

A new station entrance at Denmark Hill in south London was opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris on 2 September.

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HS2 inaugurates Willesden Euroterminal logistics hub

HS2 and the Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture (SCS JV) have officially marked the start of operations at the logistics hub on the former Willesden Euroterminal site.

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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

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