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GBRf commemorates London Underground 150

GBRf commemorates London Underground 150

12 November 2013

London transport icons past and present are celebrated in the unveiling of two colourful Class 66/7 locomotives to highlight London Underground's century and a half of service.

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Dame Alice Owen”s School honoured with FCC train naming

Dame Alice Owen”s School honoured with FCC train naming

11 November 2013.

A London-based train operator has named a Class 321 unit in honour of a Hertfordshire school’s 400th anniversary.

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Freightliner operates first official London Gateway service

Freightliner operates first official London Gateway service

8 November 2013.

The first week of November saw the first scheduled container service depart from the brand new container terminal on the north bank of the Thames at Thurrock.

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DBS welcomes MOL Caledon at London Gateway

DBS welcomes MOL Caledon at London Gateway

7 November 2013.

DBS is to take over track maintenance and rail operations at London Gateway as Britain's newest shipping port and logistics hub welcomes its first container line customer.

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The Rail Freight Alliance launched

The Rail Freight Alliance launched

5 November 2013.

Colas Rail, DBS, DRS, Freightliner and GBRf have joined forces with the UK's not-for-dividend infrastructure owner Network Rail to form The Rail Freight Alliance.

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Waterloo International wakes up

Waterloo International wakes up

25 October 2013.

The SWT-NR Alliance has made a significant step in reopening the disused Eurostar platorms – closed for six years – at London Waterloo. The reactivated Platform 20 will be able to accommodate passenger services for contingencies, with the full timetabled service to use platform from May 2014.

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Chiltern unveils first refurbished Class 168

Chiltern unveils first refurbished Class 168

25 October 2013.

The 'Clubman' diesel multiple units, introduced by Chiltern in 1997 are undergoing a refresh programme at Wabtec, Loughborough, inspired by the rail operator's striking loco-hauled inter-city trains.

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Testing begins on SWT's refurbished Class 458s

Testing begins on SWT's refurbished Class 458s

24 October 2013.

The final phase of the Class 458/460 merger programme, which involves 108 vehicles and will deliver capacity for extra 23,000 peak-time travellers every day, commences before the trains enter service this winter.

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UK award for Paisley Canal project

UK award for Paisley Canal project

23 October 2013.

The Glasgow Central to Paisley Canal electrification scheme, which saw Network Rail and ScotRail working together to minimise disruption, won a major award at the National Transport Awards in Westminster.

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Brighton station refresh completed

Brighton station refresh completed

15 October 2013.

Funded by the Department for Transport and Network Rail, Brighton station’s £5 million concourse transformation was unveiled in mid-October.

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