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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