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Beeching reversal fund bids

BIDS HAVE been submitted to Government for a share of the £500 million ‘Restoring your railway’ fund,

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Anglia Skodas bow out

Great Eastern loco-haulage ends...

RAIL FREIGHT: Freight rallies to support key movements

THE RAIL freight industry is doing all it can to ensure the continuation of supply...

‘387’ ETCS testing underway

THE FIRST testing of European Train Control System (ETCS)...

Harsco contract

NETWORK RAIL has awarded Harsco Corporation’s Rail division...

Brown stays at TfL

TRANSPORT FOR London Commissioner Mike Brown has postponed his departure...

INFORMED SOURCES: COVID-19 emergency support up to £900m a month


On 23 March Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced...


Rock Rail’s Australian lead

ROCK RAIL has appointed Jim Eldridge to head up its new operations...

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