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2028 TARGET FOR COWLEY REOPENING

AN INITIAL outline study has suggested reopening of the Cowley...

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THE MANY USES OF POLENTA

READER WOLFGANG Kling writes, following the story on this page...

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TURBO TRIAL TO BRIGHTON

Gauge clearance run: with a view to using Class 165/166s on its...

ACCESSIBLE COACH EXEMPTION EXTENDED

A FURTHER dispensation against accessibility requirements for...

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NX NOSTALGIA

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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MAKING THE TRAINS RUN ON TIME THE LITTLE THINGS COUNT

DAVID HORNE

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

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IRIS FOR WILLIAM COOK

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.

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

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