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Philip Hammond - Articles and news items

New franchising programme

Rail industry news / 5 August 2011 /

The Government is committed to a major reform of rail franchising that will benefit passengers and taxpayers alike…

Regional economies boosted by £5bn Great Western Rail investment

Rail industry news / 14 July 2011 /

A £5bn investment programme to provide more seats and shorter journey times on the Great Western rail route…

‘Public transport Games’ on track

Rail industry news / 1 June 2011 /

The transport ‘Big Build’ that will help spectators & London moving during the Games is complete with works at the main ‘Gateway’ station for the Games now finished…

Huge increase in commuter trains possible with HS2 – Hammond

Rail industry news / 1 April 2011 /

Many towns and cities could benefit from a huge rise in direct trains to London once a new high speed rail network is built…

New carriages bring 11,000 more seats for commuters

Rail industry news / 17 March 2011 /

Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond officially launched today a fleet of 30 new trains which will provide 11,000 more seats a day for commuters…

Green light for new trains and rail electrification

Rail industry news / 1 March 2011 /

Scotland, Wales, northern and south west England are to get a fleet of new trains and more reliable rail links to London…

Eurostar announces £700 million investment in its fleet

Rail industry news / 7 October 2010 /

Eurostar International Limited, has today announced its plans for a £700 million capital investment in its fleet…

Proposed high speed rail network North of Birmingham confirmed

Rail industry news / 4 October 2010 /

Philip Hammond has today announced which network option the Government prefers for taking high speed rail north of Birmingham…