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End of the line
The Department for Transport is known for taking a dim view of contractors speaking out of turn, or indeed at all in some cases, but its civil... continue
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Rail News
Lord Adonis will be asked to explain himself to the chairman of a parliamentary committee amid concerns that he may not have given MPs the full... continue
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Rail News
BERWICK MP Sir Alan Beith has condemned the government for its role in the collapse of the National Express franchise to run the east coast main... continue
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People Lead Story
Train operator Southern has announced its new executive team, which will lead the company in delivering the new South Central franchise which begins... continue
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Rail News
Has there ever been a fiasco as bad as the railway privatisation? Since 1994, we have had the most complex structure imaginable inflicted on what... continue
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Light Rail News
The RMT has said that one of the four approved bidders for the privatisation of Tyne and Wear Metro – MTR Rail from Hong Kong... continue
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Rail News
National Express intends to defy transport secretary Lord Adonis by extending one of its two remaining rail franchises to 2014, the company's acting... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Lord Adonis has announced that Elaine Holt, until recently the managing director of First Capital Connect, has been appointed as... continue
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Rail News
The collapse of National Express' contract to run the InterCity East Coast franchise is the latest blow to a rail franchising system that has come... continue
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Rail News
National Express could loose both its c2c and East Anglia rail franchises in the wake of government plans to take control of the troubled East Coast... continue
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Rail News
Commenting on the government’s decision to take the East Coast franchise in to temporary public ownership, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of... continue
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Rail News
The Association of Train Operating Companies has issued the following statement on the National Express East Coast:   It is not appropriate for... continue
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Rail News
The government is intending to take the East Coast rail service, run by National Express, into public ownership. But how has this come about and... continue
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Rail News
Q: What exactly has been announced on Wednesday? A: National Express, the company that runs the InterCity East Coast rail franchise from London to... continue
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Rail News
National Express seem very confident that their other franchises aren't at risk, under the Cross Default provisions. Is this same confidence that... continue
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Rail News
City of York Council has expressed its concern at today’s announcement that the government is to take over the East Coast rail service. Bill... continue
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Rail News
The government is to take the East Coast rail service, run by National Express, into public ownership. Ministers have refused the company's requests... continue
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Rail News
National Express was locked in talks with the government on Monday night ahead of a crucial trading update on Wednesday.
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Rail News
Chief executive of Stagecoach, which runs the South West and East Midlands train franchises, blasts Department for Transport, claiming it could owe... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis today awarded the South Central rail franchise to Govia subsidiary Southern Railways - the current franchise... continue
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