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The Rail Media Group’s senior journalist, Jonathan Webb, recently visited Vienna to hear Siemens talk about their new Inspiro metro generation, the…

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Tornado’s brunswick green livery debut planned for 26th May

The boiler of 60163 Tornado is scheduled to return from Germany at the end of March, following the renewal of 1,100 stays. Upon its arrival in the UK the…

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Tube mobile contract expected to be signed in the near future

It is reported that Chinese company Huawei is near to signing a contract to provide tube passengers with mobile telephone coverage. Work could commence…

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Network Rail to create devolved business units

Network Rail is to create a number of devolved business units, the first being the Scottissh and Wessex routes in April, which will be run by managing…

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Wartime black livery for Flying Scotsman

The National Railway Museum (NRM) has today announced that Flying Scotsman will be painted in Wartime LNER Black before her Apple Green livery is applied…

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New car park for Broxbourne station

Work on a £2.1m extension to increase car parking capacity at National Express East Anglia’s (NXEA) Broxbourne station has been completed with the construction…

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Funding bid for £2.5m submitted by Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway Development Company has submitted a bid for £2.5m from the Government Regional Growth Fund. The money would be used to reconnect…

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National Railway Museum to host its first cross-site steam event

Over the weekend of 24th and 25th september the NRM is planning to host its first ever cross-site event featuring both York and Shildon. A steam shuttle,…

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European bidders line up for West Coast franchise

Four government-backed European rail operators have expressed an interest in running the West Coast franchise which expires next year. Deutsche Bahn, Abellio,…

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Green light for Midland Metro extension

The Government has pledged £75m towards extending Birmingham’s Midland Metro through the streets of the city by 2015. This confirmation of funding…

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Neville Hill depot’s shunters named in recognition of depot staff

Yesterday Neville Hill depot’s class 08 shunters were named in recognition of 4 members of staff. The gleaming locomotives, all recently out shopped…

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DRS wins boat train contract

Direct Rail Services, the UK’s leading rail freight operator, continues to expand its portfolio of rail activities with the addition of First Class passenger…

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