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Record levels of job applicants for Northern

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Northern has announced that nearly 54,000 people have applied to work for the operator in the last 12 months, a record for Arriva Rail North.

Leaders call for ‘Thameslink Level’ of commitment ahead of Northern takeover

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As Northern comes to an end this weekend, leaders in the North have said that it is now ‘more important than ever’ that a ‘Thameslink-level’ of commitment is made to progress work at some of the North’s top rail congestion hotspots.

Cow-respondent turns heads in Brighton

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Thameslink has announced that a roving reporter, aiming to promote the Cambridge Art Trail, travelled from Cambridge to Brighton this week.

REMINDER: Hessle Foreshore footpath to close for railway embankment upgrade

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Network Rail has announced that it is reminding residents in East Yorkshire that a section of the Hessle Foreshore footpath will close next month as work starts on an £8million project to protect the railway embankment.

Landslide repair work on the Uckfield line this weekend

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Network Rail has announced that they will be carrying out emergency repair work on the Uckfield Line this weekend, 29 February - 1 March 2020.

Northern passengers win £600,000 in Smartcard giveaway

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Northern has announced that more than £600,000 has been won by rail passengers thanks to Arriva Rail North's Smart Giveaway.

Extra Saturday services between Luton and London from Thameslink

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Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that the improvements to the Thameslink Saturday timetable in spring will provide passengers who use stations between West Hampstead and Luton with up to two more trains every hour to and from London.

Changes to trains as £150m upgrade of Gatwick Airport soon begins

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Network Rail has announced that the £150m upgrade of Gatwick Airport station will aim to improve accessibility and reduce delays for passengers across the South East.

Welsh Guardsman steam locomotive arrives at the Severn Valley Railway

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The Severn Valley Railway has announced that Austerity No. 71516/7170 'Welsh Guardsman' has arrived at Bridgnorth MPD.

‘A Station Within A Station’… new improvement to help reduce overcrowding at Manchester Piccadilly

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Network Rail has announced that platforms 13 and 14 at Manchester Piccadilly are being treated as ‘a station within a station’ to improve peak times for passengers.

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