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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...

Between the Lines: September 2020

Chris Stokes

Until March, at around 07.30 on any weekday morning, London-bound platforms...

Chris Stokes

Further Covid light rail support

THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed a further package of support for...

Europe View: September 2020

Keith Fender

Welcome to Europe View September 2020...

Keith Fender

HS2 Trains of the Future Supplement

Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt explains the significance of the biggest rolling stock contract in a generation

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