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PAN UP: Trust the driver

Solutions to the Castlefield corridor are there for the taking, right now...

West of England improvements in GWR deal

FIRSTGROUP WILL continue operating the Great Western Railway

Reduced timetables in Scotland and Wales

FRANCHISED OPERATIONS let by devolved authorities joined DfT franchises in implementing reduced timetables...

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Bombardier targets acceleration


Bombardier’s UK President MATT BYRNE chats to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments at Litchurch Lane...


RBF makes friends

THE RAILWAY Benefit Fund, the charity supporting the UK’s rail workers and their families...

Edinburgh tram extension work paused

On 25 March Edinburgh Council confirmed it had instructed contractors to stop work...

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Four decades in the Editor’s chair

James Abbott

To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways...

James Abbott

Between the Lines

Chris Stokes

I’m most grateful to Chris Rowley, Network Rail’s Capacity Planning Director...

Chris Stokes

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