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Rail News Roundup

7th January 2019

The latest news this week in the Rail Industry:

HS2 project part of new East Midlands manufacturing zones scheme

A north Derbyshire HS2 project has been named as one of the locations of the UK’s first manufacturing zones in the East Midlands. Read more…

Meet the rail industry heroes of 2018

Not so long ago, in an enchanted land not so far away, a journey into a magical kingdom led to a fairytale ending for 12 men, three women and five teams. Read more…

Ambitious £10bn plans for Gatwick Heathrow HS4Air rail service rejected

Plans to build a new £10bn high-speed rail service connecting HS1 with HS2 via Gatwick and Heathrow airports have been rejected by the DfT. Read more…

The development of engineering talent is in our hands

James Richards, engineering capability manager at Network Rail, encourages employers to run ‘experience of industry’ programmes to enable young people to gain insights into engineering careers. Read more…

MTR teams up with experienced high-speed operator for West Coast bid

Spanish state-owned operator Renfe has partnered with MTR for its West Coast Partnership bid. Read more…


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