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Department of Transport and Main Roads - Articles and news items

Smart ticketing introduced on Abellio Greater Anglia services

Rail industry news / 26 March 2015 /

The Department of Transport (DfT) has announced the introduction of smart ticketing on Abellio Greater Anglia services.

Government safeguards land for proposed Crossrail 2 route

Rail industry news / 24 March 2015 /

Crossrail 2 moved a step closer today after the Department of Transport (DfT) announced an agreement to protect land of the proposed route from conflicting development.

First Great Western franchise extended

Rail industry news / 23 March 2015 /

FirstGroup have signed an agreement with the Department of Transport to continue operating the First Great Western franchise until 1 April 2019.

Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train arrives in the UK

Rail industry news / 12 March 2015 /

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has today welcomed the arrival of the first Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) at the Port of Southampton.

Bombardier selected preferred bidder for Queensland new Generation Rollingstock project

Rail industry news / 20 November 2013 /

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will deliver the project…