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Setting up the route: as a schoolboy in the late 1970s, our contributor...

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Perpetuum appoints McCaskie

PERPETUUM HAS appointed Simon McCaskie as Manufacturing & Quality...

Ford flow goes green

DIRECT RAIL Services has been awarded a contract to transport...

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Minor sources of delay add up and can make all the difference...

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WILLIAM COOK Rail has achieved the International Rail Industry...

Grand Central leases ‘90s’ and Mk 4s for Blackpool service

Grand Central is leasing five Class 90 locomotives and 24 Mk 4 vehicles to operate its new open access service between Blackpool and London Euston.

CrossCountry capacity boost

CrossCountry is to increase capacity on its services, starting in May 2020, following £2.5 million of new government funding.

Worcestershire Parkway opening at last

Worcestershire Parkway station is to open on Sunday 23 February, Worcestershire County Council has confirmed.

IEP inter-car cable resolution

Agreement has been reached on a solution to making safe the inter-car connectors on Hitachi Class 80x fleets introduced by GWR, LNER, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.

Key landmarks for East West Rail

East West Rail has taken key steps forward with the granting of planning permission for Phase Two and the selection of a preferred route for Phase Three between Bedford and Cambridge.

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