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Virgin East Coast – The song remains the same

With its customary razzamatazz, the Virgin/Stagecoach operation took over East Coast on 1 March. An Intercity 225 in full Virgin East Coast livery arrived at King’s Cross station the following morning, trailing promises of extra staff, better training and more services. The undoubted enthusiasm of Virgin, which has long hankered...
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Bigger role for conductors at Northern

Northern Rail has unveiled a spruced-up fleet of Class 319 EMUs for use on the newly electrified railway on the Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Airport route and a new, enhanced, role for onboard staff. Amidst continuing controversy about rolling stock capacity, Northern took delivery of the first of 20 units last...
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Hawarden Swing Bridge

By the 1880s, railway engineers in the UK had really got the bit between their teeth when it came to steel bridges. Up until then, it was the stone masons and the brickies who had ruled the roost with structures that have lasted to the present day and which will...
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Video report: Mobile Flash Butt Welding

The increased efficiency and weld quality from Network Rail’s mobile flash butt welding machines.
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GTR embarking on major driver training programme

The need for train drivers in the capital is great. By joining with Southern in July and implementing the Thameslink Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will connect the East Coast main line and the Bedford to Brighton route at St Pancras and create many new cross-London journeys. Coupled with this...
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Midland Metro opens extended Wednesbury depot

Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the project has doubled the size of the depot to support the maintenance of the operator’s new 21 Urbos trams. The first phase of the extension...
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Midland Metro opens extended Wednesbury depot

Morgan Sindall has completed a £13.8 million extension of Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot. Part of a £128 million expansion of the light rail network, the project has doubled the size of the depot to support the maintenance of the operator’s new 21 Urbos trams. The first phase of the extension...
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Video report: Insight into the charity that looks at disused railway structures

Insight into the charity that looks after more than 650 disused railway structures with the intention of them hosting foot and cycle paths.
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Landmark Newport Station combines iconic design with engineering excellence

Newport train station redevelopment, opening on the 13 September, represents…

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