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Industry News Issue 127

PD Ports chosen to handle rail car imports for Hitachi
Historic archive of rail film footage now available online
Rebuilt Birmingham New Street scoops Station Excellence award
PAC: DfT must provide a clear strategic vision and stronger leadership for rail
WCRC gets Prohibition Notice
Ordsall Chord work closes Victoria and Salford
NTAR wins Innovation in Learning award
Wi-Fi for the Netherland’s busiest trains
Walrus sells over 1m tickets
Tube delay falls 38% in 4 years
Thales wins € 61.5m Spanish contract
£400k fine for Babcock

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Major landslip

Major landslip closes the Settle to Carlisle line between Carlisle and Appleby
Birmingham city centre tram extension looks set to open in the spring
The Conwy Valley line reopens a week ahead of schedule
Cheshire’s historic viaduct refurbishment completed
Plans for the transformation of Stockport station are revealed
Crossrail publishes key milestones for 2016
Metrolink begins running to Manchester’s new Exchange Square
Network Rail’s Orange Army clears the damage from Storm Desmond
Work to begin on South Yorkshire’s Tinsley Chord
Largest investment in railways since Victorian times set to continue

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Lithium ion batteries to be fitted to Birmingham’s trams

Lithium ion batteries to be fitted to Birmingham’s trams
The new Gatwick Express trains begin entering service

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Rail Alliance

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David Clarke becomes technical director at RIA
Jeremy Westlake takes up the financial reins at Network Rail
New strategic rail director for Atkins
McNaughton to chair UIC rail forum
Will Whitehorn appointed president of CILT
Bombardier engineer to chair the Young Rail Professionals

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A listing of courses currently available from the IMechE (Unless stated otherwise, all courses are in London)

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Industry News Issue 126

PAC report into the sale of Eurostar casts doubt on case for HS2
Call goes out to gather evidence for an assessment of UK’s future infrastructure needs
Passenger satisfaction highest for 2 years
King’s Cross sells for £371m
Help in a crisis
Smart wall first at Harrogate
UITP forms North America ties

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Rolling Stock News Issue 126

London Underground issues invitation to tender for the design and build of a new generation of deep level trains
Spanish manufacturer CAF is to supply new rolling stock to new Northern rail franchise
Shortlist of bidders for the manufacture of Merseyrail’s new trains is published#
c2c lengthens peak evening trains ahead of delivery of new rolling stock

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Stations News Issue 126 a

Glasgow Queen Street station rebuild goes out to tender
Major upgrade of Bank Tube station given the green light
New Coventry and Nuneaton stations open
Customer information upgrade completed across Greater Anglia
Waterloo leads as Europe’s busiest station
Leeds station southern entrance completed

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