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Nicola Shaw - Articles and news items

HS1 Ltd and Network Rail agree new deal

Rail industry news / 25 April 2012 /

HS1 Ltd and Network Rail have signed a new deal, extending Network Rail’s contract to operate and maintain High Speed 1 until at least 2025…

DB Schenker Rail operates first freight train over High Speed 1

Rail industry news / 27 May 2011 /

The introduction of regular European sized freight trains on High Speed 1 moved a significant step forward this morning following the successful operation during the early hours of Friday 27 May 2011 by DB Schenker Rail of the first freight train on the route…

An update on the UK rail franchising market

Issue 1 2005, Past issues / 2 March 2005 /

The UK has a mature rail franchising market and one which is currently attracting substantial interest from international operators. Why is this? The franchising process is well structured, clear and transparent; demand for rail services is increasing; the European market is beginning to open up and the UK provides a first step into Europe and into the competitive process.