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Global Centre for Rail Excellence

Global Centre for Rail Excellence promoters confident as investment search ramps up


Rail Business UK visits the future site of the Global Centre for Rail Excellence in South Wales, as promoter GCRE Ltd steps up its search to find an outside investor able to attract £330m in funding to fulfil its vision. Nick Kingsley reports.

Beaulieu Park station impression

Beaulieu Park station initial works contract awarded


UK: J Murphy & Sons Ltd has been awarded the first of two contracts for construction of the future Beaulieu Park station on the Great Eastern Main Line near Chelmsford.

Govia Thameslink Rail, Passenger Transport Operative, Mehmet Pacaci

UK railway news round-up


This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

1st Class 777 service trains second arrivat at Kirkby 230123 TM05

Merseyrail’s custom-designed Class 777 EMUs enter service


UK: Rail Business UK  travels on the first passenger service operated by Merseyrail’s custom-built Stadler Class 777 electric multiple-units to see a revised method of operation and hear about Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s plans for ‘putting the public back into public transport’.

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