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LU and Bombardier agree to re-let signalling contract

5 January 2014

Bombardier will continue to deliver new S-Stock trains, but has relinquished the contract to upgrade the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines won in June 2011.

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Paddington Underground work completed early

3 January 2014.

The station works to support increased capacity from line upgrades, Crossrail and wider urban regeneration have been completed early, while the Bakerloo line's Edgware Road station has also reopened following lift replacement works.

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East Coast 'Feel at Home' campaign reaches T&W Metro

East Coast 'Feel at Home' campaign reaches T&W Metro

2 January 2014.

A Tyne and Wear Metro train in a specially designed East Coast livery is now in service to promote the benefits of rail travel.

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Direct Rail Services releases Class 68 images

Direct Rail Services releases Class 68 images

11 December 2013.

With the first of its planned fleet of 15 Vossloh Class 68 locomotives due to arrive in the UK early next year, freight operator DRS has released images of the first two examples completed, including No. 68002 in a new DRS livery.

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Colas purchases Class 70s and Amey's OTP business

Colas purchases Class 70s and Amey's OTP business

11 December 2013.

The French owned rail freight and infrastructure operator Colas Rail has been on a buying spree, ordering a batch of 'Powerhaul' locomotives from General Electric and acquiring the Amey track machine business.

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GBRf wins Crossrail contract extension

5 December 2013.

The popular freight operator has been awarded a contract extension to shift excavated material from Crossrail tunnels to the waste facility at Northfleet in northern Kent.

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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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