Department for Transport (DfT) - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 13 September 2016 /
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Rail Freight Strategy presenting its vision for how the sector can continue to grow and identifies ways in which challenges can be addressed.
Rail industry news / 1 September 2016 /
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a package of measures to improve performance and restore passenger confidence in the Southern network.
Rail industry news / 31 August 2016 /
According to Rail Minister Paul Maynard, passengers will see a number of new benefits and services during the next West Midlands rail franchise.
Rail industry news / 26 August 2016 /
UK Rail Minister announces £20 million backing for new railway stations as part of the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund.
Rail industry news / 10 August 2016 /
Operator Abellio has been named winning bidder of the East Anglia rail franchise from October 2016 for nine years.
Rail industry news / 1 August 2016 /
New pictures reveal how the main building at the new Cambridge North railway station is taking shape as work ramps up in the run-up to the station opening in 2017…
Rail industry news / 20 July 2016 /
Campaign for Better Transport has commented on the appointment of Paul Maynard MP as the new government rail minister.
Rail industry news / 14 July 2016 /
Campaign for better Transport gives reaction on the appointment of Chris Grayling as the new Transport Secretary.
Rail industry news / 4 July 2016 /
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published an Invitation to Tender for the South Western franchise setting out requirements for more trains, additional space and faster journeys.
Rail industry news / 10 May 2016 /
The UK government has launched a public consultation inviting passengers to have their say on the next InterCity West Coast franchise.
Rail industry news / 19 April 2016 /
The Department for Transport (DfT) have announced the launch of a Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce designed to boost apprenticeships and address the skills gap.
Rail industry news / 7 April 2016 /
The shortlisted bidders are: London and West Midlands Railway Ltd.; West Midlands Trains Ltd.; and MTR Corporation (West Midlands) Ltd…