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SWR launches ‘701’ Arterio EMU

Brand name unveiled for replacement suburban fleet

MML wires go live

Overhead wires between Bedford and Corby on the Midland main line were energised for testing over the weekend of 22-23 August.

Avanti unveils Pride train

Avanti West Coast has launched the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train.

Crossrail opening slips again to 2022

Opening of the central section of the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Abbey Wood has been delayed again and is now scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Modern Railways September 2020 issue: video podcast

Our 'Pan Up' correspondent Ian Walmsley returns to host our latest video podcast talking about the contents of the September 2020 issue of the magazine. The video includes contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

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