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Keith Fender

EUROPE ARRIVA SALE POSTPONED As we suggested last month (p77),...

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LNER HSTs BOW OUT

Ann Glen

AZUMAS REACH ABERDEEN AND INVERNESS LNER HAS introduced...

Ann Glen
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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

WRITING IN The Times with a passionate defence of HS2, West Midlands...

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GRAND CENTRAL ‘180’ REFURB COMPLETED

GRAND CENTRAL has completed the £9 million refurbishment of...

EMR bi-mode specification confirmed

The new bi-mode units East Midlands Railway is procuring from Hitachi will be a variant on its AT300 platform with features specific to EMR.

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EMR TO TAKE ON NINE LNER HSTs

Helping out a friend: EMR’s No 153326 on loan to WMT heads...

FIRST TEST TRAM TO CENTENARY SQUARE

Look, no wires: tram operates in test mode on the Centenary Square...

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Virgin Trains team members offer their reflections on the past...

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GWR PACERS MAY STAY INTO 2020

GREAT WESTERN Railway is likely to continue operating its eight...

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