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Stagecoach Group - Articles and news items

Stagecoach and Virgin join with SNCF to bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise

Rail industry news / 28 April 2017 /

Stagecoach and Virgin has joined forces with French high speed operator SNCF to bid for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise.

Two operators shortlisted for next South Western rail franchise

Rail industry news / 4 February 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced two shortlisted companies who will compete for the next South Western rail franchise in June 2017.

Stagecoach appoints new Managing Director of UK Rail division

Rail industry news / 19 January 2016 /

Stagecoach Group has announced the appointment of Tim Shoveller as Managing Director of its UK Rail division.

Government confirms East Midlands Trains franchise

Rail industry news / 16 September 2015 /

UK Rail Minister Claire Perry announces the continuation of the East Midlands Trains rail franchise which will include an improvement package to benefit passengers.

DfT to refranchise South West Trains

Rail industry news / 7 July 2015 /

The Department of Transport (DfT) has notified Stagecoach that it is ending discussions regarding the direct award of the extended South West Trains franchise from 2017-2019.

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…

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…

Capacity improvement plans revealed by South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance and Department for Transport

Rail industry news / 14 August 2013 /

Proposals targeting 15% capacity increase by 2019…

£70 million investment programme gets the thumbs up from rail passengers

Rail industry news / 28 June 2012 /

Satisfaction up in 28 categories in latest independent passenger survey…

Virgin Rail Group agrees West Coast franchise extension

Rail industry news / 28 October 2011 /

VRG has signed an agreement with the DfT for an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise…

Stagecoach calls for new regulation to tackle cable theft on rail network

Rail industry news / 12 September 2011 /

Stagecoach has called on the Government to introduce tough new measures to tackle the growing problem of cable theft…

Smartphones issued to 850 South West Trains guards in drive to improve passenger communication

Rail industry news / 8 September 2011 /

South West Trains provide smartphones to more than 850 customer service staff…

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