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Six programmes on NR’s Project Speed shortlist

Network Rail has identified six programmes where it is aiming to halve the time and slash the cost of delivery, in response to Government’s ‘Project Speed’ challenge to accelerate infrastructure schemes.

‘745s’ make Stansted debut

Greater Anglia’s Stadler-built Class 745 EMUs were introduced on Stansted Express services on 28 July, although an inauspicious debut saw multiple failures on their first day in traffic.

First ‘345’ reaches Heathrow

A Bombardier Class 345 carried its first passengers to Heathrow Airport on 30 July in a further step towards the opening of the Elizabeth Line.

Fawley fact-finder trip as reopening mooted

South Western Railway ran a special service on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire on 28 July, more than 50 years since regular passenger services on the line ceased.

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Settle and Carlisle Charter Trains launched

Rail Charter Services has launched regular charter trains on the Settle and Carlisle line between Skipton and Appleby this summer. The loco-hauled services began on 20 July and will operate daily until 12 September. Modern Railways Consultant Editor James Abbott joined the first train to find out more.

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