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Rail Development - Articles and news items

Rail passengers to benefit from improved rights on delay compensation

Uncategorised / 1 October 2016 /

From 01 October, rail passengers in the UK will benefit from improved rights on delay compensation following the introduction of the new National Rail Conditions of Travel which is in line with the Consumer Rights Act.

The Port of Piraeus – Opportunity for Railways in South East Europe?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 September 2016 /

Aleksandar Bauranov, transportation engineer and research associate, discusses the opportunity of utilising the Port of Piraeus in Greece to cut rail freight times to South East and Central Europe.

Report calls for part privatisation of Network Rail and scrappage of HS2

Rail industry news / 8 September 2016 /

A new report published by the Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to part privatise Network Rail and scrap HS2 to reduce cost on the taxpayer.

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.

FirstGroup signs its first U.S. commuter rail contract in Texas

Rail industry news / 22 July 2016 /

FirstGroup has signed its first commuter rail contract in the United States for the operation and maintenance of a commuter rail service linking Denton and Dallas counties in Texas.

Results of the Spring 2016 National Rail Passenger Survey

Rail industry news / 30 June 2016 /

“Many passengers are feeling the strain” says CEO of Transport Focus commenting on results of the Spring 2016 National Rail Passenger Survey.

European Parliament adopts resolution to improve competiveness of the rail supply industry

Rail industry news / 28 June 2016 /

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution designed to improve the competiveness of the rail supply industry not only within Europe but also globally.

Redlands Passenger Rail Project progresses with contract award

Rail industry news / 17 June 2016 /

RailPros, a rail engineering and management company, has awarded a programme management services contract to CH2M to assist with the development of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project in California.

What would Brexit mean for railways?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 8 June 2016 /

Ian Hall explores the issues at stake for the rail sector in the UK referendum on EU membership.

The longest floor system ever made

Rail industry news / 23 May 2016 /

SMTC continue their international growth and recently delivered the first train set of Crossrail floor system to Bombardier Transportation in Derby, UK…

Liverpool City Region passengers to benefit from £340m of rail improvements

Rail industry news / 21 March 2016 /

Rail passengers travelling in and around the Liverpool City Region (LCR) will soon benefit from £340m of rail improvements over the next three years.

Northern Transport Strategy Report plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail and Smart North

Rail industry news / 7 March 2016 /

Transport for the North (TfN) and the Department for Transport have today launched the Northern Transport Strategy Spring 2016 report, highlighting improvements already made and set out plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail and Smart North projects.

 

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