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Vivarail's plans for zero-emission trains

In an exclusive video, Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter talks to Modern Railways about the company's Class 230s and its plans for zero-emission trains.

Fourth Friday Club events go online

In response to the continuing uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we regret that Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club events will not be held in person before next spring.

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Not just a test track

On its 50th anniversary, the Rail Innovation & Development Centre...

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Island line set for transformation

PHILIP SHERRATT

Replacement trains and improved infrastructure...

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Opening knocked into 2022

Dan Harvey

Last month we reported how the Elizabeth Line was facing a further delay...

Dan Harvey

Informed Sources: Carmont highlights climate change impact

ROGER FORD

Informed Sources October 2020...

ROGER FORD
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FAREWELL TO ‘THE JOLLY FISHERMAN’

With East Midlands Railway set to withdraw its HSTs next May...

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ORION TARGETS FAST FREIGHT

James Abbott

The logistics start-up intends to broaden the horizons of rail freight...

James Abbott

Europe View - October 2020

Keith Fender

Welcome to Europe View October 2020...

Keith Fender

Alan Williams - October 2020

Here we go again! Persistent rumours and kite-flying in the media...

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