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Network Rail orders Robel 'rapid response' units

Network Rail orders Robel 'rapid response' units

27 January 2014

The German plant manufacturer Robel has received an order from NR for eight 69.70/4 Mobile Maintenance Systems to be delivered between July 2015 to August 2016.

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EMT celebrates original naming of 43049

24 January 2014.

Three decades after gaining the name Neville Hill, HST power car 43049 has been recommemorated at its home depot with the help of the depot employees involved in original train naming.

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GBRf takes over Sibelco (WBB) sand flow from Middleton Towers

10 January 2014.

Europorte's UK freight subsidiary GB Railfreight is supporting UK manufacturing in a new contract with Sibelco Europe to move silica sand.

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Ipswich rail chord moves closer to completion

9 January 2014.

The second phase of a new 1.2km rail link is completed in Network Rail's plan to remove a major bottleneck in Ipswich, which will soon benefit rail freight and passenger services.

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Gravesend station work unlocks capacity in Kent

8 January 2014.

Following a 15-day closure by Network Rail over the festive period, Gravesend has re-opened with new and longer platforms, allowing 12-car trains to call at the station.

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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

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

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

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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