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East Coast competition concerns

CMA highlights areas of concern with new Virgin/Stagecoach franchise The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns … Read More

140mph plan for East Coast

Redevelopment of Leeds station also mooted The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced Government proposals to increase … Read More

Heathrow link consultation

5km tunnel planned to connect Great Western main line to airport Network Rail has launched a public consultation on its Western Rail … Read More

Snow Hill ‘transformation’ plan

New transport hub planned at heart of Birmingham business district Birmingham City Council has released its Snow Hill Masterplan, which … Read More

Rochester closure proposal

Existing station to be replaced by new £26 million facility The Department for Transport is consulting on plans to close the current … Read More

Port of Sunderland reconnected

First train uses new rail link The first train for nearly 20 years reached the Port of Sunderland on 5 February as work to restore … Read More

Golden Whistle Awards 2015

Modern Railways’ Fourth Friday Club and the Institution of Railway Operators honour operational excellence The Modern Railways’ … Read More

No fatal accidents in seven years

Safety report highlights need for continued focus on level crossings ‘Against continual growth in usage our railway remains the safest … Read More

Harbury closure for several weeks

Major Chiltern and CrossCountry disruption following landslip A landslip between Leamington Spa and Banbury has closed the Chiltern … Read More

Passenger numbers grow

1.3 billion journeys in 2013-14 Passenger rail travel in the UK has doubled since 1995-96, according to the latest figures released … Read More


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