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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.

HS2 progress: “volume of activity is growing"

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Progress on High Speed 2 Phase 1 is now at “full throttle”, according to HS2 Ltd’s Director of Infrastructure Chris Rayner. Speaking exclusively to RAIL, Rayner said the main works on HS2, which he described as the biggest railway project since the Victorian era, are set to start in around one year’s time.The peak in construction on the project would be around 2024-25.

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Rail Live 2020 cancelled… but it’s back in 2021. This year’s Rail Live, that had been due to take place on September 9-10, has been cancelled owing to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions.

1-in-11,000 chance of contracting COVID-19 on trains

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Two studies into the spread of COVID-19 on railways have found that the chance of contracting the disease by travelling on a train is extremely low.

First Bombardier Class 701 arrives at Wimbledon depot for ...

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Training has begun at Wimbledon depot after the first South Western Railway Class 701 Aventra arrived there on June 30. Ten-car electric multiple unit 701004 is the second to be released by Bombardier for testing on the SWR network, after 701002 was moved to Eastleigh Works for main line testing earlier in June (RAIL 908).The ‘701’ is the first of 90 that will be based at the depot.

Southeastern signs deal to lease unwanted Class 707s

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New trains made redundant before they even entered traffic are set for a new home, with Southeastern signing a deal to lease the 30 five-car Class 707s.

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Oil train blaze and derailment closes line in South Wales . ALSO IN THIS ISSUE. How can the railway win back passengers? Carmont accident: Task forces created to study Network Rail’s weather response and earthworks management

Rail Review

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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.

Lovely view at Looe… and a Cornish nasty! - Rail

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First rail margins rise, revenues fall 15/06/2016. Profit margins on FirstGroup’s rail operations increased in 2015-16 to 5.6%, but revenues fell significantly with the loss of two franchises.

GBRf confirms Class 69 conversion - Rail Magazine

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GB Railfreight (GBRf) has confirmed an order for 16 Class 69s that will be converted from Class 56s it bought last year. The locomotives will be converted by Progress Rail, from which GBRf will also lease the ‘69s'.

EXCLUSIVE: More Merseytravel trains and line extensions?

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The 52-strong Class 777 order could be expanded, depending on the future size of the Merseyrail network. Currently, 52 trains from 59 Class 507/508s are needed each day.

Waverley Line…next stop Carlisle? - Rail Magazine

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There’s something deeply satisfying about living in a time where we are talking about railway re-openings, rather than line closures. Such is the transformation in the fortunes of Britain’s Railways since the turn of the century, we are now looking at a lot more than simply station re-openings, but at a very substantial piece of new railway.

What if these lost lines hadn’t closed at all?

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I'm opposed to hs2 because of its escalating cost,length of time and the fact when its finished it will be like concorde the majority wont be able to afford to use it.except for Mr barrister who wants to fall out of bed in Birmingham at 7am x stroll thro the front doors of the old bailey at 9..this isn't nimbyism spend the money repairing beatings fuel up .

HS2 - Rail

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Great expectations. As well as the many economic benefits, Rail Minister CLAIRE PERRY says that HS2 is an opportunity to address our national pride deficit

Network Rail reveals next phase of Dawlish resilience scheme

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Plans for making the area around Dawlish station more resilient to bad weather and high tides have been unveiled by Network Rail. Forming the next stage of the area’s resilience work, they include a taller sea wall with high-level promenade, new pedestrian access to the beach, and a new accessible footbridge for the station.

‘319’ conversion advances Orion freight plans

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Our Head of News, Richard joined RAIL in 2005 from local press, where he had been working since 2002. He covers all aspects of news for the magazine and website, specialising in operations and rolling stock.

Network Rail reveals TransPennine upgrade plans

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Network Rail is proposing to quadruple and electrify the eight-mile stretch of line between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury), and has launched a public consultation into this part of the £2.9 billion TransPennine Route Upgrade.

First TransPennine Express Mk 5As arrive in UK

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First five of 66 CAF-built Mk 5As delivered to Longsight. I was expecting a lot from the new rolling stock, but it seems like the same old mistakes have been made to minimise cost – pitiful luggage storage, overhead racks with such a roof curve above you’ll never get anything more than a rucksack up there, seats completely misaligned with windows and a colour palette clearly chosen by ...

What passengers want - Rail Magazine

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“How was the journey?” “OK, got a seat…” That statement probably sums up the aspiration - and often the experience - of many of Britain’s rail commuters and what they most want from the railway in 2018 and beyond.

Richard Clinnick Articles - Rail

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Our Head of News, Richard joined RAIL in 2005 from local press, where he had been working since 2002. He covers all aspects of news for the magazine and website, specialising in operations and rolling stock.

VIDEO: Dawlish Sea Wall cab ride - Rail Magazine

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On September 26 2014, RICHARD CLINNICK travelled in the cab of First Great Western 150243 as it worked an Exeter St David's-Penzance. This is the view of the iconic Brunel sea wall between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth, filmed from the cab.

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Greater Anglia withdraws First Class from regional routes

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First class tickets are no longer being sold on Greater Anglia’s regional trains, following the introduction of Stadler Class 755s. The new trains only have Standard Class.

ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper agree to EMAs

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Our Head of News, Richard joined RAIL in 2005 from local press, where he had been working since 2002. He covers all aspects of news for the magazine and website, specialising in operations and rolling stock.

ScotRail targets 12 refurbished HSTs in traffic this year

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ScotRail plans to have around 12 Inter7City High Speed Trains in traffic by the end of the year, running alongside seven ‘Classic’ sets. The operator should by now have 26 IC7s in traffic (all were due by last December), but various delays during conversion at Wabtec Rail, Doncaster, means the final set will be delivered some two years later than planned.

End of the line for locomotive-hauled Fife Circle trains

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Class 68-hauled passenger trains are due to be withdrawn by ScotRail at the end of May. Two ‘68s’ and two rakes of air-conditioned Mk 2s have been supplied by Direct Rail Services since Abellio began operating the ScotRail franchise in April 2015.

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Avanti vows forward-thinking on West Coast

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The new West Coast inter-city franchise operator will be known as Avanti West Coast when it takes over from Virgin Trains on December 8. Avanti (Italian for ‘forward’ or ‘let’s go’) was chosen by Trenitalia and FirstGroup, whose West Coast Partnership joint venture was awarded the contract by the Department for Transport in August to operate services on the West Coast Main Line until ...

A lost line... and a lost opportunity - Rail

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This feature was first published in RAIL 840 (November 22-December 5 2017). It is available digitally on Android and iPad. In 2011, a new road opened from Spalding in Lincolnshire to the outskirts of Peterborough, providing a much-needed diversion from the inadequate road via Crowland and Cowbit.

Jeremy Hosking - Rail

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@Simon_Craven It was twitter shorthand. The movie story of the Spitfire majored on the general point I made. Lighten up! 😊