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PORTISHEAD REOPENING COSTS SOAR

THE COST of reopening the Portishead branch in Somerset, part...

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CROSSRAIL 2 PLANNING UNDERWAY

CHRIS CURTIS

Crossrail 2 could improve transport connections for a vast swathe...

CHRIS CURTIS
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A TRACTION HEART TRANSPLANT

Ian Walmsley

The last Class 323 received its new traction equipment on 28...

Ian Walmsley

TPE KICKS OFF ‘185’ REFURBISHMENT

THE FIRST TransPennine Express Class 185 DMU entered the Siemens...

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THE CHALLENGE OF NEW TRAINS

Driving the new trains programme: visual of Mk 5A driving trailer...

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FEEDING THE LION

MASTER OF ceremonies Dick Fearn made passing reference to his...

GATEWAY INTERCHANGE

Train to tram connection: with the new ScotRail station in the...

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RAIL MINISTER MAYNARD TO OPEN RAILTEX 2017

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP is to open this year’s Railtex...

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In Business

Acquisition: Vossloh Kiepe, bought by Knorr-Bremse, is famous...

S&C WORK NEARS COMPLETION

Working in the shadows: embankment stabilisation underway at...

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