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INFORMED SOURCES: Transport decarbonisation consultation starts

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DfT’s institutional antipathy to electrification unabated...

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NRM expansion plans

A TEAM led by designer Feilden Fowles has won an international competition to create a new Central Hall...

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Platform palaver

PLATFORM NUMBERING – a straightforward business, surely...

No need to touch door handles

RUSSIAN RAILWAYS (RZD) is currently testing 36 attachments for door handles...

UK rolling stock factories pause production

ALL THREE rolling stock assembly facilities in the UK paused production...

RAILTALK: The enduring ‘mother railway’

As privatisation gathered pace, former British Rail manager Peter Rayner coined the term ‘the mother railway'...

Management contract for Southeastern

GOVIA HAS agreed a new direct award franchise...

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