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  • Rail bosses launch competition to name Birmingham’s ‘Raging Bull’

    Rail bosses launch competition to name Birmingham’s ‘Raging Bull’

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    Rail bosses have launched a competition to give a permanent new name to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ mechanical bull.

  • Tornado’s 2020 tour diary takes shape

    Tornado’s 2020 tour diary takes shape

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    PEPPERCORN ‘A1’ Pacific No. 60163 Tornado looks set to have another busy year on the national network in 2020 as more dates are added to the locomotive’s main line calendar. The first confirmed booking is the ‘Fen & Fells Flyer’ on April 4, which starts diesel-hauled in Cambridge, running via Ely, March and Peterborough, and down…

  • West Coast looks forward with Avanti

    West Coast looks forward with Avanti

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    Words: Ben Jones NEW trains, more services and a better customer experience are the priorities for Avanti West Coast (AWC), which replaced Virgin Trains on December 8.  First-Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership joint venture will operate the country’s busiest inter-city railway until March 31, 2031, during which time it will also become the shadow operator for…

  • Delay to Birmingham’s eastern £137m extension

    Delay to Birmingham’s eastern £137m extension

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    GOVERNMENT approval for the West Midlands Metro’s £137million Eastside extension to Digbeth, which would serve the proposed HS2 station at Curzon Street, is being delayed by uncertainty over the high-speed rail project. The extended tramline, which would connect Curzon Street with New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations, may not now open until 2026…

  • New ‘radical’ vision for Birmingham Moor Street unveiled

    New ‘radical’ vision for Birmingham Moor Street unveiled

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    STRIKING new images of a radical but respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE). The images are part of proposals to redevelop the station and improve links with Birmingham New Street and HS2 services at Curzon Street. The concourse area would double, two additional platform faces…

  • First tracks laid on extension in Birmingham city centre

    First tracks laid on extension in Birmingham city centre

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    They are the first trams tracks to be installed in the city centre since 2015.

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