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Taunton station redevelopment plans move a step closer

25th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Plans for the redevelopment of Taunton railway station have now moved a step closer as Great Western Railway and construction company John Sisk & Son finalised contracts for the multi-million pound regeneration scheme.

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RMT to stage DOO protest in London on Friday

25th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT are set to hold a protest tomorrow in London to mark three years of campaigning to keep the guard on Southern Railway‎.

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Hull Trains secures additional High Speed Train

15th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Hull Trains have announced that they have secured the loan of an additional Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST) from Great Western Railway (GWR).

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Southeastern begin discussions to extend rail franchise

10th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

The Department for Transport (DFT) have started discussions with Southeastern about an extension to the current franchise in order to allow more time to review and award the next South Eastern franchise.

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RMT reacts to Stagecoach being banned from franchise bidding

10th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT union have reacted strongly to the news that Stagecoach have been banned from bidding for rail franchises by demanding that Stagecoach contracts be taken into public ownership.

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Abellio awarded the East Midlands Railway franchise

10th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Abellio have today been announced as the winning bidder for the East Midlands Railway franchise, with a responsibility for delivering new trains, smart ticketing and more frequent services for passengers starting in August this year.

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Eurostar celebrates first anniversary of Amsterdam service

05th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Eurostar are celebrating the first year of direct services from London to the Netherlands and it has been an enormous success.

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Brightline debuts Virgin MiamiCentral station

05th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Trains USA President Patrick Goddard have unveiled the new Virgin MiamiCentral and revealed the first visuals for Virgin Trains USA.

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RMT to stage Southern 3rd anniversary protest

05th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have announced that they are going to hold a protest in London on Friday 26th April to mark three years of campaigning to keep the guard on Southern railway.

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Amtrak to invest $90 Million on Baltimore Penn improvements

05th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Amtrak have reached commercial close for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to start work on developing and expanding this historic station.

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Shotts line electrification completed on time and on budget

04th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are proud to announce that the Shotts line electrification scheme has been completed on time and on budget, creating a fifth electrified route between Scotland’s largest cities.

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Half of DfT franchises now on improved delay repay schemes

04th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Passengers on half of rail operators run by the Department for Transport are now eligible for improved compensation schemes when their trains are delayed by 15 minutes or more.

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South Western Railway launch Automated Delay Repay scheme

04th April 2019 | by Darren Porter

South Western Railway have introduced a new Automated Delay Repay (ADR) scheme that is intended to reduce the time it takes for customers to claim and receive a payment if their train is late.

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Maritime Intermodal marked with train naming ceremony

03rd April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Following a recent long term agreement between DB Cargo UK and Maritime Transport Ltd to increase rail freight capacity, “Maritime Intermodal” was launched at a celebration event in West Yorkshire.

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Major repair work begins on Conwy Valley line

03rd April 2019 | by Darren Porter

Engineers have started work to repair the damage caused to the Conwy Valley line. The line, which runs between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestniog, was closed on 16 March due significant flooding, caused by Storm Gareth.

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Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates visits Vivarail

03rd April 2019 | by Darren Porter

The Minister for Economy and Transport, Ken Skates has recently visited rolling stock manufacturer Vivarail to see the new TfW Rail trains that will transform the customer experience for rail passengers in North Wales.

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Network Rail purchase sites adjacent to East Croydon station

29th March 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail have purchased the old Royal Mail and Volkswagen sites adjacent to East Croydon as part of plans to unblock the railway bottleneck at the station.

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Residents invited to Dawlish sea wall drop-in event

29th March 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are inviting residents to a drop-in session in Dawlish in order to update local communities on plans for a new sea wall in the town that will improve the resilience of the railway.

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Network Rail warn of upcoming Rutherglen disruption

29th March 2019 | by Darren Porter

A major track renewal project is due to get underway in the Rutherglen area on Sundays between March 31 and April 28 and customers are being advised to expect disruption.

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Railway bridge refurbishment in Garston due to begin

29th March 2019 | by Darren Porter

Residents, cyclists and motorists are being advised that work is due to begin next week on the Church Road railway bridge in Garston.

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