Modern Railways

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SWR launches ‘701’ Arterio EMU

Brand name unveiled for replacement suburban fleet

MML wires go live

Overhead wires between Bedford and Corby on the Midland main line were energised for testing over the weekend of 22-23 August.

Avanti unveils Pride train

Avanti West Coast has launched the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train.

Crossrail opening slips again to 2022

Opening of the central section of the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Abbey Wood has been delayed again and is now scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Major delays to Core Valley Lines transformation

Rhodri Clark

DELAYS TO the Core Valley Lines (CVL) modernisation are expected...

Rhodri Clark

Women in Rail awards ceremony cancelled

THE WOMEN in Rail Awards 2020 ceremony has been cancelled as...

Bathtub curves calculated

ROGER FORD

Hitachi’s Class 385 is a model of reliability growth...

ROGER FORD

STOBART GROUP SELLS FOR A PEPPERCORN

STOBART GROUP plc is getting out of the rail infrastructure business,...

COVID FRANCHISE COSTS REVEALED

THE DEPARTMENT for Transport paid £2.28 billion to train operators...

Clear the decks for action

Paleo-privatisation, the original 1992 version, had a simple financial structure...

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