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Rail Development - Articles and news items

Rail passengers claiming compensation almost trebles but more needs to be done says Transport Focus

Rail industry news / 17 November 2016 /

The number of rail passengers claiming compensation owed has almost trebled since 2013. However, significant improvement is still needed to make the process more open to passengers says Transport Focus.

North of England businesses call for increase in transport spending ahead of Autumn Statement

Rail industry news / 16 November 2016 /

Northern businesses are calling on Government to commit to an increase in transport funding and devolve Northern transport powers ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement.

Technology as enabler for customer-centricity in the rail industry

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 20 October 2016 /

Thomas Drexler, Amadeus Director of Rail & Ground Travel explains how the rail industry can utilise technologies to strengthen customer focus…

Delay Repay 15 compensation scheme for rail passengers announced

Rail industry news / 13 October 2016 /

The UK government has announced Delay Repay 15 – a new compensation scheme for rail passengers if their train is more than 15 minutes late.

Network Rail creates MD post to act as ‘railway upgrade tsar for the North’

Rail industry news / 7 October 2016 /

Network Rail has confirmed it will appoint a new managing director for its northern portfolio who will oversee the railway upgrade plan in the north of England.

Rail passengers to benefit from improved rights on delay compensation

Rail industry news / 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.


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