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Industry News

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George McInulty joins GTR
Siemens restructures UK Rail Automation
New HS2 chief executive announced
Wessex route COO to come from Saudi
Phil Verster to lead East West rail project
Head for Leeds’ new High Speed Rail Engineering Institute

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Railwy industry news

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Rolling stock news

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New Greater Anglia rail franchise is launched around East Anglia
Roy Hill is seconded to HS2 and takes up the reins as interim CEO
Transport Committee instructs Ministers to ‘get a grip’ on rail franchise agreements
NTAR launches new apprenticeship standard

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Birmingham invests £1bn to maximise the benefits of HS2
Northern Europe’s largest security camera deployment reduces public transport crime by 25%
Virtual reality glasses are introduced for railway maintenance in Boston, MA
Hitachi becomes first manufacturer authorised to install in-cab signalling in the UK

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Repairs to collapsed Barrow upon Soar bridge to include future proofing for Midland Mainline electrification
Companies come together to plan for building Crossrail 2
Rain induced landslip at the mouth of the Watford tunnel causes train derailment
Libertarian think tank calls for Network Rail to be sold off and HS2 scrapped

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Infrastructure News 132

The Eden Brows embankment on the Settle-Carlisle line is to be stabilised in a highly engineered repair
TfL releases its initial response to Crossrail 2 consultation
Manchester’s St Peter’s Square goes green as work nears completion
David Higgins recommends an alternative route for HS2 in South Yorkshire

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Emergency work is completed

Emergency work is completed between Buxton and Manchester following rain induced landslip
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff wins Network Rail’s Digital Railway contract
£4bn to be ploughed into West Midlands transport infrastructure over next 10 years
Successful upgrades for Hornsey depot ahead of Class 700 introduction
HS2 programme to be extended and cost overruns addressed

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Legislation for HS2

Legislation for HS2 passes its third reading in the Commons
Arriva wins £1.5bn contract to operate the London Overground
ORR lifts prohibition notice on West Coast Railways
Significant support for rail in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016
Shaw review supports Network Rail’s approach

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