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Department for Transport (DfT) - Articles and news items

Government sets out Rail Freight Strategy

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.

£20 million fund to improve performance of Southern network

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.

Government announces invitation to tender for West Midlands rail franchise

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.

£20m fund for new railway stations across England and Wales

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.

Abellio awarded East Anglia rail franchise

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.

New Cambridge North railway station taking shape – set for 2017 launch

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…

Campaign for Better Transport responds to the appointment of new government rail minister

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.

Campaign for Better Transport comments on appointment of the new Transport Secretary

Rail industry news / 14 July 2016 /

Campaign for better Transport gives reaction on the appointment of Chris Grayling as the new Transport Secretary.

South Western franchise bidders required to set out plans to deliver better journeys

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.

Passengers to have their say on next InterCity West Coast franchise

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.

Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce launched to address skills gap

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.

Three companies shortlisted to compete for the next West Midlands franchise

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…


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