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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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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