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Wrightbus: Two bidders vying to buy Boris bus maker, says Ian Paisley

DUP MP Ian Paisley has said there are two bidders vying to buy Wrightbus

Derby rail firms pioneer use of 3D printed parts on UK passenger trains

The components aim to help make it easier for operators to replace obsolete parts on older trains

Government to devolve DfT powers to rail ‘fat controller’

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has vowed to set up a new rail body to oversee government decision making in the rail sector.

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