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DfT consults on rail transformation legislation

The DfT has published (9 June) consultation on the legislation that will be required to enable the rail transformation as set out in the William-Shapps Plan for Rail published in…

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Next Stage for HS2 Crewe to Manchester

The legislation required to build Phase 2b of High Speed 2 was introduced to Parliament today. When passed, the High Speed Rail (Crewe to Manchester) Bill will enable the new…

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Hitachi / Alstom to build High Speed 2 trains

The £2 billion contract to build the 225 mph trains for High Speed 2 has been awarded to a joint venture between Hitachi and Alstom. Whilst the majority of the…

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Rail key to Union Connectivity

The final report of the Government’s Union Connectivity Review, led by Sir Peter Hendy, was published today, and can be found at Union Connectivity Review (publishing.service.gov.uk). The report recognises the…

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Integrated Rail Plan Launched

The long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands was launched today by the Department for Transport. It has key implications for the West Coast Main Line corridor through…

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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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