UK railway news round-up

A Bombardier Class 345 EMU operated under electrical power in the Crossrail tunnels for the first time on the night of February 25.

On February 28 the government laid before parliament the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018 which, subject to approval, would devolve responsibility for procurement and management of the Wales & Borders franchise. As well as continuing with current funding arrangements, the UK government will also provide an extra ...

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