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February 2022 targeted for Crossrail opening

Full Elizabeth Line service likely in May 2023

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More cycle spaces for ScotRail HSTs

Plans are being developed to increase the amount of cycle space on ScotRail HSTs, used on its inter-city services.

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Hydrogen ‘158’ proposed for Highlands

A packaging study has been commissioned by the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) to examine how hydrogen equipment could be fitted into a Class 158 DMU.

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c2c kicks off NRC

c2c has become the third operator to move to a directly awarded National Rail Contract (NRC), which began on 26 July.

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