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Work starts on Exeter's Marsh Barton station

Site clearance starts on new Devon station

Former NR chairman Parry-Jones dies

Former NR chairman Richard Parry-Jones dies aged 69

HARTING reveals solutions for energy efficiency and weight reduction in rail

HARTING’s series of Railway Web-Seminars continues to examine the most important trends in the railway industry, with the focus in April turning to ‘Energy efficiency through weight reduction’.

HS2 starts work on EWR overbridge

Construction on a major overbridge carrying East West Rail over High Speed 2 started in mid-April at Calvert, Buckinghamshire.

Public to prefer cars post-Covid, says CBT

A Campaign for Better Transport survey suggests most people will choose to travel as they did before the Covid-19 pandemic, and that the number of adults working entirely from their place of work could fall from 65% to 53% - with a potential knock-on impact on commuter numbers.

Ribblehead viaduct repairs completed

Network Rail has completed extensive repairs to seven of Ribblehead viaduct’s 24 arches just as lockdown restrictions in England are being eased – and in anticipation of high visitor numbers in Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Network Rail Tier 1 & 2 trials for Bender rail signalling power system

Network Rail has approved Bender’s next generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system for Tier 1 and 2 live trial installations at multiple site locations.

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Timetable rebuild continues

reports JAMES ABBOTT

News FrontMay’s schedule alterations largely see restoration...

reports JAMES ABBOTT
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OKEHAMPTON SHOOTS FOR 2021 OPENING

reports JAMES ABBOTT

West Devon is set for an early Christmas present if Network Rail’s...

reports JAMES ABBOTT
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Alan Williams

There’s been much wailing in certain quarters about the precipitous...

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