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Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects.
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Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.
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Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
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London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.
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ORR approves Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 plans

The Office of Rail and Road has set out its final determination on Network Rail’s plans for CP6.
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Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

Photo: HS1 Ltd.The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.
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Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Photo: Texas Central.Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.
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HS2 reveals designs for Curzon Street and Interchange stations

Photo: HS2.HS2 has released concept images of two of its brand new stations: Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.
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Re-doubling Aberdeen to Inverurie – halfway there

David Shirres reviews the completion of the first phase of the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme.
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Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

Photo: Thomas Niedermüller/DB.In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."
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Bi-Mode Good, Tri-Mode Better

A previous article outlined plans for bi-mode fleets on UK railways. This article briefly described Porterbrook Leasing’s Class 319 Flex conversions. A total of 32 units are currently on order, more than half of which will be the UK’s first tri-mode trains (AC, DC and diesel).
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