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New factory train will slash GWML electrification schedule

New factory train will slash GWML electrification schedule

3 August 2013

A groundbreaking factory train currently under construction by Windhoff in Germany is set to cut years off the timescale for the upcoming Great Western electrification project.

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Grade II listing for 26 NR signal boxes

Grade II listing for 26 NR signal boxes

2 August 2013.

Many classic examples of England's remaining railway signalling heritage have been recognised in a move by the Government which has seen a large number of boxes all over the country listed.

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GBRf marks 750th trainload of Crossrail spoil

1 August 2013.

The Europorte UK rail freight subsidiary celebrated a major milestone in its contract to move excavated material for Crossrail contractor BFK.

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Class 313 ERTMS test bed enters service

Class 313 ERTMS test bed enters service

1 August 2013.

Network Rail’s newest train, a former passenger carrying dual voltage EMU now fitted out with European Rail Traffic Management System equipment, takes to the rails.

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Crossrail service for Woolwich

Crossrail service for Woolwich

27 July 2013.

The station at Woolwich has got the green light for a new Crossrail station to open in 2018, following funding contributions from Berkeley Homes and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Buxton and Glossop lines go Community Rail

Buxton and Glossop lines go Community Rail

26 July 2013.

Local rail passengers in the north west are promised a bigger say in their train services following the awarding of Community Rail status to two more routes.

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First purpose-built biomass hopper unveiled

26 July 2013.

Drax Power showed off the UK's first biomass rail freight wagon – built and designed in the United Kingdom – at the National Railway Museum, York.

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Expanded timetable for the Edinburgh Festivals

Expanded timetable for the Edinburgh Festivals

19 July 2013.

For most of August, the period of the world famous Edinburgh Festivals, ScotRail will be running numerous additional trains from all over Scotland to cope with the large crowds.

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Crossrail 2 consultation ends soon

Crossrail 2 consultation ends soon

19 July 2013.

There are just two weeks to go to respond to the consultation on the proposed Crossrail 2 route – a new high frequency, high capacity rail line with shorter journey times between south west and north east London.

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New Southern order for Bombardier

New Southern order for Bombardier

19 July 2013.

Bombardier is to manufacture 116 new train carriages – with a provision for 140 additional cars – as part of the Thameslink rolling stock cascade, with delivery planned in time for the May 2015 timetable change.

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