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Rail White Paper Published

The Government’s long-awaited Rail White Paper was published yesterday. It sets out proposals to create a new public body called Great British Railways, which will oversee a new passenger rail…

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WCML highlighted in Union Connectivity Review

The importance of the West Coast Main Line to the UK’s transport network is recognised in the interim report of the Union Connectivity Review, which is being led by Sir…

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Upgrade to Avanti West Coast Voyager fleet now complete

Avanti West Coast rolled out its final upgraded Voyager train on 17 December marking the end of a six-month overhaul programme. The £8.3m investment was completed at Bombardier’s depot in…

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New artwork for Glasgow Central

A stunning new mural has been unveiled in Glasgow Central station to raise awareness of mental health support services across Scotland. Network Rail has joined forces with the Samaritans and…

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Avanti West Coast makes Friday an “off peak” day

Avanti West Coast has removed Friday morning peak restrictions on long distance journeys to and from London Euston starting from today, 20 November. The trial, which will run into the…

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West Coast Main Line and Euston HS2 Engineering Works in 2021

Network Rail has announced major upgrades on the West Coast main line and at London Euston in spring/summer 2021. Two lines into Euston station will be taken out of service…

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New arrangements for rail franchises

New arrangements for rail franchises have been announced today by the Department for Transport as the Emergency Measures Agreements, introduced to allow train services to continue running during the COVID-19…

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Grand Central’s planned Blackpool to London route falls victim to COVID-19

Grand Central announced on 10th September that it will not now launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after COVID-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’. Company executives…

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Access Improvements Completed at Tring

A multi-million-pound transformation of Tring station in Hertfordshire is now complete making it more accessible for passengers. Network Rail has completed the £5.8 million ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which included…

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Birmingham International Station design ambitions unveiled

Plans to transform Birmingham International Station into a multi-modal transport facility ahead of HS2’s arrival have been published. The designs suggest how the station on the West Coast Mainline will…

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