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Patrick McLoughlin - Articles and news items

New East Anglia franchise competition begins

Rail industry news / 19 February 2015 /

The competition to get the best deal for rail passengers in East Anglia officially got underway as the Department for Transport began the search for the next franchise operator…

New plan to secure rail services for the north

Rail industry news / 8 January 2015 /

Rail services will be maintained and capacity on key routes will be increased as part of a deal to secure additional rolling stock for the north of England, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced…

New East Coast Mainline franchise confirmed

Rail industry news / 10 December 2014 /

The Department for Transport confirmed (10 December 2014) it has officially signed the East Coast rail franchise contract with Inter City Railways, a venture between Stagecoach and Virgin…

More seats, more services and new trains for east coast passengers

Rail industry news / 27 November 2014 /

Rail journeys between London and Edinburgh will be transformed by more seats, more services and new trains after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin…

Passengers to benefit from investment in Nottingham to Lincoln rail service

Rail industry news / 29 September 2014 /

A package of improvements to improve rail services for thousands of passengers commuting between Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln…

Green light for extra rail services between England and Wales

Rail industry news / 16 July 2014 /

Rail passengers in England and Wales will benefit from thousands more seats on services across the border thanks to a £1.2 million deal between the Department for Transport and Arriva Train Wales…

Regulator strengthens oversight of rail industry

Rail industry news / 16 July 2014 /

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the Office of Rail Regulation to ensure the industry delivers value for money, improves services and keeps our railways safe…

Plans unveiled to boost wifi on trains

Rail industry news / 7 July 2014 /

Passengers on commuter trains across England and Wales are set to benefit from radically improved mobile broadband access under new government plans…

Major package of rail improvements for Cornwall

Rail industry news / 3 July 2014 /

Cornwall will benefit from a multi-million pound package of rail improvements that will lift the local economy, create new jobs and provide faster train journeys, the Prime Minister announced…

Transport Secretary tours East Coast Main Line

Rail industry news / 26 June 2014 /

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin toured the East Coast Main Line to see how more than £130m of rail improvements are being used to boost capacity and provide better journeys for passengers…

Big opportunities ahead for UK rail supply chain

Rail industry news / 23 June 2014 /

Rail industry suppliers are set to benefit from government investment to help them win new business, create jobs and generate economic growth, ministers have announced…

Better journeys for passengers on the West Coast Main Line

Rail industry news / 19 June 2014 /

A new deal for rail services on the West Coast Main Line that will deliver thousands more seats, free wifi and pave the way for new journeys on the route has been awarded to West Coast Trains Limited (Virgin)…