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TfW withdraws ‘37s’ to Rhymney

LOCO-HAULED TRAINS on peak services between Cardiff and Rhymney...

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New venue for biennial infrastructure show THIRTEEN MIGHT...

Coronavirus impact – update, 20 March

In view of the constantly evolving situation with Coronavirus, below is an update on the current situation and its impact on Modern Railways magazine and its associated events.

Government takes over Northern operation

The Government’s Operator of Last Resort function took over the Northern franchise from Arriva on Sunday 1 March.

‘710s’ debut on West Anglia

Class 710s have entered passenger service on London Overground’s West Anglia services from Liverpool Street to Chingford, Cheshunt and Enfield Town.

HEx previews ‘387s’

Heathrow Express has released images of the Class 387s which it will introduce this summer to replace its current Class 332s.

Signalling frameworks awarded

FIVE FRAMEWORK contracts for signalling have been awarded by...

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21st Century Operations


Network Rail Chief Executive ANDREW HAINES updated the Golden...

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Perpetuum moves to new HQ

REMOTE CONDITION monitoring specialist Perpetuum has moved to...

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