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Intercity Express Train sets new record

14th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

As part of efforts to mark the 17th anniversary of the opening of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, GWR (Great Western Railway) have set a new speed record between Oxford and London Paddington.

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Network Rail warn of Manchester bridge closures

14th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are warning motorists in Manchester that road closures will commence next week to allow for the refurbishment of three historic bridges in the city centre.

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RMT lead calls for Southern to be stripped of franchise

07th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT are leading calls for Southern to be stripped of their rail franchise following the news that they finished bottom on several recent passenger surveys.

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GBRf add three Class 66 locomotives to fleet

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

GB Railfreight (GBRf) have announced that a further three Class 66 locomotives are to be leased from Beacon Rail.

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Work begins on new Dawlish sea wall

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Work has now started on a project to improve the sea wall at Dawlish which will provide greater protection to both the railway and town from the threat of sea level rises and extreme weather.

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Meridian Water station officially opened

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Meridian Water, the newest station in London has officially been opened in a ceremony attended by Rt Honourable Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State for Transport and Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport.

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SWR providing free travel for armed forces and veterans for D-Day commemorations

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

South Western Railway (SWR) have announced that they will offer free travel for veterans, serving troops, and cadets ahead of D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth.

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ScotRail to add more seats for Spice Girls concert

04th June 2019 | by Darren Porter

In anticipation of the Spice Girls concert on Saturday 8 June at BT Murrayfield, ScotRail have announced that they will be adding extra seats to dozens of trains to and from Haymarket.

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125 Group receive Mk3 TGS from Porterbrook

03rd June 2019 | by Darren Porter

The 125 Group have announced that they have received a new addition to their fleet of Mk3 coaches with the donation of 44000 from Porterbrook.

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Market Harborough station reopens following track upgrade

03rd June 2019 | by Darren Porter

Services to and from Market Harborough station have resumed this morning following six days of major engineering work undertaken by Network Rail.

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DRS Class 37 renamed 'Blackpool Tower'

31st May 2019 | by Darren Porter

As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations for Blackpool Tower, a DRS (Direct Rail Services) Class 37 locomotive has been renamed in honour of the famous landmark.

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Virgin Trains upgrade wi-fi on Pendolino fleet

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Virgin Trains customers can now enjoy free wi-fi and enhanced access to the BEAM entertainment hub following an upgrade to the Pendolino fleet.

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Greater Anglia to run extra trains for Take That concert

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Greater Anglia will be running extra trains and additional carriages tonight to help passengers attending the Take That concert at Carrow Road.

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RMT announces five days of strike action on South Western Railway

30th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The rail union RMT have today announced that five days of strike action will take place on SWR (South Western Railway).

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Work begins on new railway station at Horden

29th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Work has now started on a new £10.55 million railway station at Horden, near Peterlee that will link the area into the local, regional and national rail network and support wider regeneration in the area.

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Metro Mayors call for Northern to be stripped of rail franchise

29th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The Mayors of the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester have today made a call for Northern to be stripped of their rail franchise.

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RMT to ballot for Caledonian Sleeper strike action

24th May 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have announced that they are to make immediate preparations to ballot members working on Caledonian Sleeper services.

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GBRf introduce new service from Felixtowe to iPort

22nd May 2019 | by Darren Porter

GB Railfreight (GBRf) have announced that they will run a new service from the Port of Felixstowe to iPort Rail in Doncaster, continuing their expansion into the intermodal market.

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Norwich in 90 begins on the Great Eastern Main Line

21st May 2019 | by Darren Porter

Heralded as the start of transformation of services on the Great Eastern Main Line, the 'Norwich in 90' project officially started yesterday.

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Plymouth and Penzance services set to double

21st May 2019 | by Darren Porter

With the start of the new timetable on 20th May, train services between Plymouth and Penzance are set to double as part of the Great Western Railway (GWR) new timetable.

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