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THE British government published a new strategic vision for the national rail network on November 29 which calls for closer integration between the state-owned infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and…
TENDERS have been invited by Britain’s Department for Transport for a new South Eastern franchise which covers commuter services from London to towns including Chatham, Margate, Maidstone, Canterbury, Dover and…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on November 29 that it will exercise an option to extend FirstGroup’s current Great Western Railway (GWR) franchise by one year, to April 1…
BRITAIN’s National Audit Office says that the £7bn Thameslink project to upgrade routes through London has a realistic prospect of delivering value for money, but the Department for Transport (DfT)…
THE British government introduced legislation into parliament on November 16 to turn Transport for the North (TfN) into a what it describes as “the first ever statutory sub-national transport body,…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced on October 12 that the government has allocated infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) a budget of £47.9bn for operation, maintenance…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on August 10 that it has awarded a contract to operate the West Midlands franchise to West Midlands Trains, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abellio…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has deposited a hybrid Bill in Parliament seeking powers to build Phase 2a of HS2 from Lichfield to Crewe, which is expected to open 2027,…
BRITAIN’s National Audit Office (NAO) has published findings of an investigation into the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme, and has discovered Network Rail’s (NR) original cost has quadrupled, the cost:benefit…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport revealed its shortlist of bidders for the South Eastern franchise on June 22.
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