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Theresa Villiers - Articles and news items

New operator for West Coast rail passengers

Rail industry news / 15 August 2012 /

Rail passengers from London to Scotland will benefit from a package of improvements including more trains and more seats…

New rail franchise to deliver smart card tickets and encourage investment in better stations

Rail industry news / 2 July 2012 /

“A more flexible franchise will encourage private sector investment…”

50% more Standard seats as longer trains take to the tracks to boost Virgin Trains capacity

Rail industry news / 14 March 2012 /

Longer trains are set to enter service with Virgin Trains next month…

New London Southend Airport railway station officially opens

Rail industry news / 22 September 2011 /

London Southend Airport officially open its brand new railway station…

New Alstom Pendolino train to enter service with Virgin Trains next week

Rail industry news / 14 July 2011 /

A new 125mph Pendolino train, which will enter service next week, has been formally handed over to Virgin Trains…

Passengers benefit from £150m investment in train stations

Rail industry news / 5 July 2011 /

A multi-million pound project that has seen major improvements made to train stations across England & Wales is being celebrated…

Manufacture of Crossrail’s tunnel boring machines to get underway shortly

Rail industry news / 16 May 2011 /

Six of the tunnel boring machines required to deliver the new rail tunnels will be manufactured by Herrenknecht AG, Germany…

Crossrail awards remaining tunnelling contracts worth £225m

Rail industry news / 7 April 2011 /

Crossrail announced its intention to award the remaining tunnel contracts for Europe’s largest construction project…

Completed rail freight upgrade boost for Britain

Rail industry news / 4 April 2011 /

Bigger freight trains have started full operations between Southampton & the West Midlands following completion of a multi-million pound rail upgrade…

Glimpse of the future as mock-up Crossrail station revealed

Rail industry news / 16 March 2011 /

Londoners were given a glimpse of the future today when images were released of a full size mock-up of a below ground Crossrail platform…

Crossrail Awards Major Tunnelling Contracts Worth £1.2bn

Rail industry news / 10 December 2010 /

Crossrail Limited today announced its intention to award the major tunnel contracts for Europe’s largest infrastructure project…

Transport Minister confirms funding for Reading project

Rail industry news / 27 October 2010 /

Theresa Villiers confirm’s that the £850m funding for the railway upgrade project is safe following the government’s comprehensive spending review…

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