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Launched in 2003, the RAIL100 Breakfast Club is a business networking club for the industry’s senior managers. It helps members keep abreast of current topics within the industry and gives them the ability to discuss these with their peers.

News - Rail Magazine

Rail Live 2019: GWR to run direct passenger services. Great Western Railway is to operate passenger services between Paddington and Long Marston on June 19/20 in support of Rail Live.

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Locomotive-hauled trains to cover Welsh stock shortfall. Class 37s to return to Valleys as TfW hunts for rolling stock cover

Network - Rail Magazine

Bombardier Class 710/2s authorised, but wait goes on for entry into traffic. London Overground's Class 710s take a step closer to finally entering passenger traffic

Trains - Rail Magazine

New trains set to transform the railway. Britain’s railways are benefiting from one of the biggest rolling stock investment programmes ever seen.

Bombardier bi-mode Aventra could feature battery power

Bombardier has confirmed development of a 125mph bi-mode Aventra that could also include battery technology. The Derby-based manufacturer plans to offer it to three upcoming franchise competitions, while also confirming it sees potential to export the trains.

Council leader angry about ‘unreliable and unpopular ...

A senior leader at Barrow Borough Council has blasted the “unreliable” Class 37/4 diesel locomotives that operate a limited number of passenger services on the Cumbrian Coast line for diminishing the line’s appeal for commuters.

Infrastructure - Rail Magazine

The need for Northern collaboration. TOBY CUTHBERTSON offers RICHARD CLINNICK an insight into the challenges local authorities will face in taking greater control of rail services in the North

ScotRail's ‘385s’ face further delay as new windscreens to ...

The Class 385’s were due to enter service in July or mid-summer then it was put forward to December this year. But it seems that these new trains could be delayed even more and pushed forward once again to next year instead.

GWR West of England Class 802s enter traffic from July 16

Class 802s will start operating two booked duties with Great Western Railway from July 16. Two pairs of five-car sets will be used, replacing High Speed Trains on the West of England route.

TransPennine Express - Rail Magazine

TransPennine Express Class 802 starts main line testing. Network 12 Jun. First Hitachi-built train for TransPennine Express arrives in UK. Fleet 5 Jun. TPE to introduce interim ‘68s’ and Mk 3s in July. Fleet 29 May. First TransPennine Express Mk 5As arrive in UK . Network 20 Apr. First TPE Class 802 leaves Japan . Galleries 18 Apr. IN PICTURES: Inside TransPennine Express' Mk 5As ...

Does Great Western Railway's Class 800 IET pass the test?

This feature appeared in RAIL 841, published on December 6-December 19 2017. It is available digitally on Android and iPad. Great Western Railway’s Intercity Express Programme Class 800s entered traffic on October 16, in a launch marred by technical failures - air-conditioning poured water on

7,187 new coaches by 2021 - but up to 3,934 for scrap ...

Almost 4,000 currently serviceable vehicles will be withdrawn when their lease ends within the next three years. The Rail Delivery Group’s sixth annual Long Term Passenger Rolling Stock Strategy, published on March 22, indicates that a number of fleets will be withdrawn as new trains are delivered.

Rail Magazine

Britain's biggest-selling modern railway magazine. Bringing you new, comment and analysis from the rail industry.

Research Hub - Rail Magazine

Brexit "You can sense the nervousness..." With the deadline now just months away, PAUL CLIFTON asks whether the effect has become any clearer

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BR blue repaint for pioneer Class 313 - Rail Magazine

Govia Thameslink Railway and Beacon Rail have repainted 313201, the UK’s first-ever second-generation electric multiple unit, into British Rail blue and grey.

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Thurston issues rallying cry for HS2 benefits. HS2 Ltd Chief Executive warns that adopting an alternative name such as North South Rail would be seen as ‘spin’ and a ‘cynical move’ to shift public opinion.

Autumn start for TPE’s new locomotive-hauled Mk 5A stock

The first Class 68/Mk 5A trains for TransPennine Express will enter traffic this autumn, the operator confirmed on April 12. TPE unveiled the first set of five coaches at the Velim test track in the Czech Republic.

GB Railfreight buys three Class 47s - Rail Magazine

GB Railfreight has bought three Class 47/7s from Colas Railfreight - 47727 Rebecca, 47739 Robin of Templecombe 1938-2013 and 47749 City of Truro – after Colas decided to dispose of assets that are no longer part of its core business.

Latest Issue - Rail Magazine

Azuma arrives: LNER launches its Hitachi Class 800s at King’s Cross . ALSO IN THIS ISSUE. Rail Live: Two daily direct trains to run from Paddington to Long Marston

Polls - Rail Magazine

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New Trains - Rail Magazine

Deep thinking. RICHARD CLINNICK finds out how Bombardier’s bid for New Tube for London will bring global experience to a very British institution…

Galleries - Rail Magazine

This report, from RAIL 164, details how we sponsored the maintenance of 50007 for 12 months.

Class 68 - Rail Magazine

PICTURE: TransPennine Express livery applied to Class 68. Network 7 Sep. Pioneer '68' reaches Norfolk ahead of charity charter. Fleet 4 Sep. Last week for Class 68s in Anglia. Network 31 Aug. Tickets still available for charity charter marking Anglian swansong for DRS Class 68s. Fleet 14 Aug. Charity charter marks Class 68s’ Anglian farewell . Network 7 Mar. FIRST PICTURE: Completed Mk 5A ...

Rail freight

Utterly moronic. I feel so sorry for these modellers. FFS. Who breaks in to a model railway show to wreck it?! @

UK's stored locomotives - Rail Magazine

On January 16 2013 there were 343 stored locomotives. Twelve months ago there were 389 stored, suggesting there are now 46 fewer stored locomotives. However, that is not strictly the case, because last year 29 of those locomotives were scrapped or preserved. Over the year a further 147 were stored

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Operations - Rail Magazine

Four years in the firing line… Departing Network Rail Chief Executive MARK CARNE talks to NIGEL HARRIS about the legacy he leaves behind after more than four and a half years at the helm