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Railtalk November 2020: No star to guide

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Trackwatch November 2020

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A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground...

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Informed Sources: Constraints needed for accident investigation closures

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Scotland in Focus: Scotland plots its rail recovery

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In the post-pandemic world...

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Coming soon – the Railway Industry Innovation Awards

On Friday 23 October we will be holding an online version of our annual Railway Industry Innovation Awards, the longest standing awards event in the industry.

Journeys slump to 19th century levels

Passenger usage of the rail network between April and June fell to levels last seen in the mid-19th century, according to data from the Office of Rail and Road.

Stadler takes over Metro maintenance

Stadler took over maintenance of the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet from Nexus on 4 October as part of a 35-year servicing and maintenance contract which will in future cover the new fleet the manufacturer will build.

Five more ‘66s’ for GBRf

GB Railfreight is to introduce a further five Class 66s converted from locomotives in service in Germany.

HS2 awards slab track contract

HS2 Ltd has awarded a £260 million contract to supply a modular slab track system to a partnership which includes PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK.

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