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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April 2018

Headline News GloucsWarks opens to Broadway, Lottery cash for SVR viaduct, Blackpool North reopening delayed, First TPE ‘Nova 3’ set on test in Czech Republic, Heavy snow causes widespread rail disruption, ScotRail Class 385s delayed

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MARCH 2018

Headline News Hitachi rolls out first Italian-built Class 802 for GWR, Government aims to ban diesel-only trains from 2040, Network Rail unveils £47bn plan for 2019-24, LNER livery for ‘B1’, A1 Trust, RPSI, Swanage and

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JANUARY 2018

Headline News Government’s ‘New Vision for Rail’ overshadowed by East Coast bailout row, Hosking buys two ‘Deltics’, new London Northwestern and West Midlands brands launched, Tyseley unveils £3m TOC share offer, Lottery withdraws funding for

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DECEMBER 2017

Headline News Thameslink 24tph timetable delayed until December 2018, Ordsall Chord completed, Autumn Budget promises more money for railways in English regions, five shortlisted for HS2 train contract, Diesel Brake Tender launched, SNCF ‘Orient-Express’ visits

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OCTOBER 2017

Headline News 100mph Pacifics united for Barrow Hill Roundhouse reopening, Edinburgh-Glasgow wiring complete, South Yorkshire tram-train carries first passengers, Talgo to bid for British train contracts, Eurostar starts Amsterdam tests, first ‘refreshed’ Virgin ‘Pendolino’ unveiled,

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Headline News Abellio/JR East joint venture wins West Midlands franchise, Signalling delays mar successful Waterloo upgrade, Six new stations for England and Wales, Heritage Lottery Fund chairman to reopen refurbished Barrow Hill roundhouse, Caledonian Sleeper

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August 2017

Headline News Government cancels three electrification schemes in favour of bi-mode trains, £6.6bn HS2 contracts awarded and Phase 2b routes confirmed, Vandals attack NYMR Gresley teak set, Two new high-speed lines open in France, Mail

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