JANUARY 2019

Headline News Crossrail opening delayed indefinitely, MPs savage rail industry and DfT over May timetable fiasco, Springburn Works to close, first electric trains for Manchester-Bolton-Preston, NER Autocar wins heritage awards, Crewe Diesel Depot open day

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DECEMBER 2018

Headline News Northern denies crisis talks; Virgin scraps Friday ticket restrictions; ‘Scotsman’ nameplate sells for £64,500; Vintage Trains launches main line ‘Polar Express’; Talgo plans Scottish factory; West Somerset closes for three months; TPE’s ‘Nova

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NOVEMBER 2018

Headline News South Yorkshire Tram-Train launch marred by collision, Network Rail outlines £200m Werrington Junction plan, German high-speed train gutted by fire, ScotRail InterCity 125 passenger debut, tributes flood in for RTC founder Nigel Dobbing

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OCTOBER 2018

Headline News Crossrail opening delayed until 2019, Grayling announces wide-ranging Rail Review, ORR blames industry for May timetable chaos, XC franchise competition cancelled, Greater Anglia unveils new trains, Porterbrook and Angel reveal hybrid DMU trials,

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AUGUST 2018

Headline News CAF added to HS2 contract shortlist as Hitachi and Bombardier join forces, Tornado misses out on 10th anniversary celebrations, DB shelves London-Germany high-speed plans, Network Rail debt tops £50bn, major fire closes Vale

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JULY 2018

Headline News Siemens wins £1.5bn Piccadilly Line deal, West Coast Railways steps in to provide Windermere train service, CAF, Stadler and Vivarail share Transport for Wales train orders as part of £5bn new franchise plan,

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JUNE 2018

Headline News LNER reborn as Grayling pulls the plug on Virgin Trains East Coast, massive May timetable change causes disruption on Northern and GTR, Network Rail launches digital railway strategy, former SWT and CAA chief

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May 2018

Headline News Tornado 90mph outing ends prematurely after costly failure, TransPennine Express unveils new Mk5 trains and gets ready to receive first Class 802 bi-mode from Japan, GWR orders tri-mode Class 769s for Gatwick and

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