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Network Rail is closing in on the completion of the £7bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, which will transform north-south travel through London and open up new opportunities for residents, commuters and visitors alike

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Dumbarton bridges given a new lease of life
Bridging the gap between Manchester’s three rail hubs
New trains make their Thameslink debut
Crossrail passes next major milestone

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PriestmanGoode raises the curtain on Hyperloop design progress
Superfast in-train wi-fi: passenger service trials begin
£12m engineering programme brings Thameslink’s London Bridge station nearer completion
Iron: Man kicks off next phase of Midland Metro tram expansion

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Rolling Stock news

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Abellio confirms financing deals to replace entire fleet with Bombardier and Stadler rolling stock
Thameslink’s Class 387/1s begin the migration north
Nomad extends Wi-Fi & CCTV contract in Australia

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Alstom to supply €1.8bn of rolling stock and maintenance for Amtrak’s Boston to Washington DC line
New industry-wide Safety Management Intelligence System to go live on 5 December
Abellio retains the East Anglia rail franchise with the promise of major improvements
New security staff begin patrolling Great Northern and Thameslink routes

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New fleet of carriages

New fleet of carriages increases capacity by 42% on South West Trains
Thameslink’s first new 12-carriage train enters passenger service
Freightliner incorporates recycled parts into new wagons for Tarmac

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TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express agrees purchase of 126 new carriages
Bombardier’s € 60m supply contract goes to Faiveley
Japanese Prime Minister visits Hitachi train maintenance centre
The Siemens Class 700 destined for Thameslink is revealed

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