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Systems integration is the challenge

Dan Harvey

When Mark Wild took over as Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd...

Dan Harvey
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A TRIP ACROSS LONDON

James Abbott Editor

I am Birmingham bound. Avanti may boast three trains an hour,...

James Abbott Editor
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FIRST CLASS 777 REACHES LIVERPOOL

Tony Miles

THE FIRST of Merseyrail’s new Class 777 EMUs was delivered...

Tony Miles

Stadler wins Tyne & Wear Metro order

STADLER WILL build a new fleet of 42 trains for the Tyne & Wear...

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Yes, Transport Minister

Ian Walmsley

In appreciation of the great sitcom of a similar name, and with...

Ian Walmsley
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LNER to retain IC225s

LNER IS to retain its Class 91/ Mk 4 InterCity 225 electric sets...

NEW EDITOR FOR MODERN RAILWAYS

JAMES ABBOTT will be retiring as Editor of Modern Railways after...

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Shortforming

AT GREAT Western Railway there is an internal social media platform...

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SHAPPS STAYS AFTER RESHUFFLE

FOLLOWING A cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson,...

BEECHING REVERSAL FUND LAUNCHED

THE GOVERNMENT has launched a £500 million fund which it says...

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