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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly

THE ABOVE quote by J. F. Kennedy came to mind during Rail Forum...

DECEMBER DEVELOPMENTS

THE TIMETABLE CHANGE ON 15 DECEMBER BROUGHT SOME NEW SIGHTS ...

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FRANCHISING BROKEN BEYOND REPAIR

In retrospect, it was perhaps an omen that when the first franchised...

TPE promises performance improvement by March

Operating north of Newcastle: TPE Hitachi-built Class 802 bi-mode...

HITACHI CUTS JOBS AT NEWTON AYCLIFFE

BUT WELDING INVESTMENT DECLARES FAITH IN FUTURE HITACHI...

Northern franchise to end within months

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles

New station for Northern: this is Warrington West, to the west...

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles

CEMEX IMPROVES SALFORD

CEMEX HAS invested over £300,000 into its Salford railhead,...

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March debut for Northern ‘769’

NORTHERN EXPECTS its first bi-mode Class 769 unit to enter passenger...

YULETIDE PROGRESS

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS carried out over the Christmas and New Year...

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‘720s’ for c2c

THE NEW Aventra EMUs built by Bombardier for c2c will be Class...

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