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  • Maritime launches two new London Gateway trains

    Maritime launches two new London Gateway trains

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    SHIPPING company Maritime Transport has launched two new dedicated trains from DP World London Gateway, near Thurrock, to Trafford Park and Wakefield.   The daily train pairs are the fifth and sixth UK intermodal services to start since the company launched its partnership with DB Cargo UK in April.  They have been running since June…

  • Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

    Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

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    LEICESTERSHIRE’S Battlefield Line has further cemented its reputation as an unofficial GWR outpost by securing a return visit from No. 7820 Dinmore Manor for its 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The ‘Manor’ becomes the second Western 4-6-0 confirmed for the event, joining ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall on its first post-restoration visit away…

  • Abellio awarded East Midlands franchise – after DfT disqualifies Stagecoach

    Abellio awarded East Midlands franchise – after DfT disqualifies Stagecoach

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    A decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) to award the East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio in the face of the disqualification of incumbent Stagecoach could have far reaching effects on rail franchising. The decision could lead to the Virgin Trains name disappearing, company founder Sir Richard Branson has admitted. .@VirginTrains can’t accept a…

  • Class 333 refurbishment unveiled by Northern

    Class 333 refurbishment unveiled by Northern

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    NORTHERN has begun a refresh and refurbishment programme on its fleet of 16 Class 333 EMUs.

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