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EMR unveils Aurora bi-mode details

East Midlands Railway has revealed details of the specification of the 33x5-car Class 810 Aurora bi-modes it has ordered from Hitachi for Midland main line services, financed by Rock Rail. The first Aurora units are due to enter service in early 2023.

Class 93 tri-modes ordered

Rail Operations (UK) Ltd has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives. An initial batch of 10 locomotives is due for delivery in early 2023.

Manchester timetable change options presented

Options to improve services across the North of England by amending timetables in the Manchester area have been presented for consultation.

Coventry looks to VLR rollout

The city of Coventry is seeking to roll out Very Light Rail technology as part of a mass transit system it hopes could open from 2025.

Modern Railways February 2021 issue: video podcast

Our 'Pan Up' correspondent Ian Walmsley returns to host our latest video podcast talking about the contents of the February 2021 issue of the magazine. The video includes contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford. You can order your copy from https://bit.ly/MRFebruary2021, download a digital issue from https://bit.ly/MRdigitalissue or subscribe at https://bit.ly/MRsubscribehere.

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Commission to plan new station for Liverpool

News Front THE LIVERPOOL City Region has begun development...

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Carlisle work for Mott MacDonald

In Business THE UK Government has awarded Carlisle railway...

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Northern Line test train reaches Battersea

News Front TEST PASSENGER trains operated over the Northern...

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West Midlands prepares for post-Covid reset

IN FOCUS WEST MIDLANDSWMRE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MALCOLM HOLMES...

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