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Passengers at the heart of Thameslink

31/07/2018Passengers at the heart of Thameslink

Source: RTM June/July 2018
As Thameslink launches a new timetable, Richard Freeston-Clough, operations and communications ... more >
Customers want more rail freight

31/07/2018Customers want more rail freight

Source: RTM June/July 2018
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager at the Campaign for Better Transport, makes a socioec... more >

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Go-ahead for Felixstowe branch line upgrade to boost freight capacity

16/08/2018Go-ahead for Felixstowe branch line upgrade to boost freight capacity

Network Rail has been given permission to build a new bridleway bridge across the Felixstowe branch which will provide a safe public route across the railway and enable more goods to be moved by freight. Engineering works to upgrade the bra... more >
Peak District freight sidings get £18m Network Rail boost

14/08/2018Peak District freight sidings get £18m Network Rail boost

An £18m rail investment in the Peak District will come as good news for the construction industry, benefitting the environment, economy and regional road network, Network Rail has said. As part of the Great North Project, the investme... more >
Create Railway Customs Areas to avoid congestion post-Brexit, RDG says

09/08/2018Create Railway Customs Areas to avoid congestion post-Brexit, RDG says

In order to ensure smooth and efficient rail freight movement after Brexit, the rail industry is proposing the creation of Railway Customs Areas (RCAs) at freight terminals which would help cut down on congestion. According to a report, RCA... more >

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Stadler announced as preferred bidder to supply 71 new Wales and Borders trains

15/08/2018Stadler announced as preferred bidder to supply 71 new Wales and Borders trains

Swiss rolling stock provider Stadler has been announced as the preferred bi... more >
LNER Azuma fleet one step closer to completion as work begins in Durham

08/08/2018LNER Azuma fleet one step closer to completion as work begins in Durham

Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe train factory has begun work on the new Azu... more >
Southeastern completes £30m upgrade to a third of its trains

03/08/2018Southeastern completes £30m upgrade to a third of its trains

A £30m, three-year upgrade has been completed by Southeastern in a jo... more >
New GWR Class 800 IETs make first journey to Devon

31/07/2018New GWR Class 800 IETs make first journey to Devon

Class 800 IET's arrival in Paignton yesterday marks the first Intercit... more >
Passengers at the heart of Thameslink

31/07/2018Passengers at the heart of Thameslink

Source: RTM June/July 2018
As Thameslink launches a new timetable, Richard Freeston-Clough, operations... more >