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Analysis: Discussions continue but Class 707s face uncertain future

FirstGroup and MTR have today confirmed an order with Bombardier for 90 new Aventra EMUs. Their arrival in the middle of 2019 will bring an end to the Class 707’s short spell on the South Western main line. The First/MTR...

Opinion: Is it possible to untangle rail fares?

Fares and ticketing - there are few other subjects that meet with such derision from the travelling public. Buying a train ticket is too expensive and too complicated. These are arguments we've all heard before and now, probably more than...

HS2 – The story so far

With the new Government carrying out a spending review due to be announced on 25 November, it is a good time to look at one of the big-ticket rail projects around at the moment – HS2. So far, the HS2 story has been about planning, design, compromise and proposal. The...

Nationalising Britain’s railway is a Europe-wide debate

For as long as Britain has had its privatised railway, there have been those desperate to see it returned to public control, informed by either political ideology, nostalgia or one too many delayed trains. The debate has been stirred back into...

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