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  • New Lumo train service linking London and Edinburgh launches

    New Lumo train service linking London and Edinburgh launches

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    A new Anglo-Scottish train service has launched in an attempt to compete with cheap airlines.

  • Trains with cracks to return to service after ‘rigorous tests’

    Trains with cracks to return to service after ‘rigorous tests’

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    Trains with cracks are to re-enter service after the rail industry assessed that the fault does not pose a safety risk.

  • LNER begins global search for innovation in rail industry

    LNER begins global search for innovation in rail industry

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    LNER is now accepting applications for the LNER FutureLabs second cohort, a groundbreaking accelerator focused on fast-tracking the latest innovations into the travel industry.

  • Great Heck train crash: LNER to host memorial to mark 20 years

    Great Heck train crash: LNER to host memorial to mark 20 years

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    London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is working with Network Rail and Freightliner to mark 20 years since the Great Heck train crash.

  • LNER joins ‘know your train’ on Real time trains website

    LNER joins ‘know your train’ on Real time trains website

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    LONG distance operator LNER is the latest train operator to participate in the ‘Know Your Train’ service feature of the website Real Time Trains. ‘Know Your Train’ gives you more information about the rolling stock actually operating on each service, such as what it will look like and what the facilities are onboard. Using information from…

  • Hitachi wins £350million order for new West Coast trains

    Hitachi wins £350million order for new West Coast trains

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    Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe factory will deliver a new fleet of 23 trains for Avanti West Coast in 2022.  The completion of Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and ScotRail Class 385 EMU orders are on the horizon, and the £350million deal is a further boost for the County Durham facility after securing the contract to supply bi-mode…

  • Mid-Suffolk Ruston named

    Mid-Suffolk Ruston named

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    RUSTON & HORNSBY 294266 – a ‘48DS’ class 4wDM – was officially named Sir William McAlpine by Lady McAlpine, in memory of her late husband, at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (MSLR) on October 12. The loco is owned by MSLR driver Lawrie Rose. He bought the loco in October 2017 from Sir William, who used…

  • ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

    ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) pulled off what might be regarded as one of the biggest steam galas of the 2000s on September 27-29, which not only featured a hugely impressive locomotive line-up, but also illustrated how far the line’s motive power department has come in a relatively short timeframe. It was only in…

  • ‘Azuma’ trains improve direct Lincoln services

    ‘Azuma’ trains improve direct Lincoln services

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    LNER launched its new Lincoln to King’s Cross ‘Azuma’ service on October 21, increasing the single daily service to five per day.  A sixth service will be introduced at a later stage.  A five-car bi-mode ‘Azuma’ will provide a two-hourly Monday to Friday service departing London at 10.06, 12.06, 14.06 and 16.06.  Southbound services will…

  • Uninspiring train liveries

    Uninspiring train liveries

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    Seeing the photo of the new EMR livery on the front of the September issue highlights what to me is a retrograde step – I think this new scheme is most uninspiring.   I have always thought that the old livery, predominantly white with red and blue trim, was rather smart and stylish, and always kept…

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