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  • ORR approves Network Rail's Ł35bn CP6 spending plans The ORR has today set outs its final determination on Network Rail’s £35bn plans for CP6, the five-year period from 1 April next year. The rail regulator has approved £7.7bn of spending for the maintenance of existing railways, and £16.6bn for renewing railways – a...
  • Refurbishing rolling stock into bi-modes could unlock disused railway lines The DfT has said that innovative refurbishment of old rolling stock into modern bi-mode trains could offer the opportunity to reopen disused railway lines. In the department’s ‘Rolling Stock Perspective Fourth Edition,’ the government made note of several cases of this taking...
  • Still no date given for Azuma rollout on ECML by DfTThe DfT still has no answer for when the long-awaited Azuma trains will begin running on the East Coast Main Line, the transport minister told the House of Lords today. Baroness Liz Sugg, appointed to the DfT role in October last year, said she was “not able to give a definite date”...

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