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Rail industry news / 23 February 2017 /
The HS2 Bill gained Royal Assent today after three years of Parliamentary scrutiny, paving the way for the new rail line that will increase capacity on Britain’s railways while also connecting the biggest cities and generating jobs and economic growth.
Rail industry news / 6 February 2017 /
A new report published by the Transport Committee suggests there are serious shortcomings in the Department for Transport’s capability and capacity to manage rail franchising in the UK.
Rail industry news / 6 December 2016 /
The UK government has announced a £2.5 million package of awards for the development of transport technologies to make travelling safer, quicker and more reliable.
Rail industry news / 15 November 2016 /
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out the Government’s preferred HS2 Phase 2 route and announces £900m preparatory work contract.
Rail industry news / 8 November 2016 /
Rail performance will now be published every four weeks and measured by actual performance against contractual benchmarks for each rail franchise.
Rail industry news / 29 September 2016 /
Arriva will continue the CrossCountry rail franchise following a Direct Award by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Rail industry news / 13 September 2016 /
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its Rail Freight Strategy presenting its vision for how the sector can continue to grow and identifies ways in which challenges can be addressed.
Rail industry news / 1 September 2016 /
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a package of measures to improve performance and restore passenger confidence in the Southern network.
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.
Rail industry news / 26 August 2016 /
UK Rail Minister announces £20 million backing for new railway stations as part of the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund.
Rail industry news / 10 August 2016 /
Operator Abellio has been named winning bidder of the East Anglia rail franchise from October 2016 for nine years.
Rail industry news / 1 August 2016 /
New pictures reveal how the main building at the new Cambridge North railway station is taking shape as work ramps up in the run-up to the station opening in 2017…