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RETURN FREIGHT TRIP TO CHINA

THE FIRST train exporting goods from the UK to China left the...

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VIRGIN EXEC CHANGES

It’s goodbye from them: Virgin’s retiring Operations and...

HIGHLAND FUEL LOST TO ROAD HAULAGE

Ian Lothian

CERTAS ENERGY has confirmed to local newspapers that the rail...

Ian Lothian
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JOBS BONANZA

High Speed 2 The construction of HS2 will create around 25,000...

SLEEPER FACTORY SITE SELECTED

NETWORK RAIL has earmarked a site in Sandwell as the location...

FIRST/MTR TAKE SOUTH WESTERN FRANCHISE

90 NEW SUBURBAN TRAINS AND REFURBISHED ‘442s’ FOR THE PORTSMOUTH...

MANUFACTURERS FACE RELIABILITY BATTLE

ROGER FORD

Only repeat orders work out of the box Informed Sources...

ROGER FORD
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Forum

We welcome letters for ‘Forum’. Please send them, ideally...

SEWER STRUGGLES CAUSED GOBLIN DELAYS

DELAYS IN mast designs and breaches of two sewers are among the...

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METROLINK AT 25

Tony Miles

As Manchester’s light rail network reaches a quarter-century...

Tony Miles

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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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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

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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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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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RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

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