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Abellio’s Scotrail Franchise To End Early In 2022
ABELLIO’S contract to run the ScotRail franchise will end in 2022, Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said. When Abellio took over the franchise in April 2015 the initial term was for seven years, with a further three years as an o
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From St David’s, Exeter, to Queen Street Station the gradient is 1-in-37. This is exceeded in severity by two miles at 1-in-36 on the Ilfracombe branch; while there are several instances of 1-in-37and  even 1-in-33 on various lines. Thus, the Oldham
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…Mk4s Carriages Getting Scrapped, Too
INTRODUCTION of Class 800 and 801 ‘Azuma’ trains by LNER has seen the first Mk4 carriages dispatched for scrap. As The RM closed for press, 22 Mk4s had been delivered to Booth’s, in Rotherham, a number having already been cut up. There has been s