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Viewpoint
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe”  tend to appear in Britain whenever there... continue
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Rail News
The announcement of the government’s electrification plan for the UK railway network during 2014-19 (see New Directions page 8) has allowed... continue
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Business Lead Story
Daniel Wright
Legal action, petitions, pleas to the UK Parliament, and plans for competing flights by dissapointed rival Virgin have followed the naming of First... continue
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People
Richard Parry has been appointed to be managing director of the new Intercity West Coast franchise just awarded to First Group. He headed the bid... continue
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People
First Hull Trains has appointed Brian Christie as its new operations manager. He was previously train driver manager at First Capital Connect and... continue
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People
Richard McClean has taken over from Tom Clift as managing director at rail operator Grand Central. McClean (above) will continue as head of parent... continue
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People
FirstGroup has appointed Richard Parry in the newly created role in the West Coast Intercity rail franchise bid team. Parry joins the group after 19... continue
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In brief
The Highland and Islands Transport Partnership HITRANS has hired consultant JMP to carry out a review of European Rail Sleeper Service operations.... continue
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Technology News
Deniz Huseyin
CrossCountry is to instal Wi-Fi on its long distance high-speed trains. The train operator has appointed Nomad Digital to instal its Wi-Fi system on... continue
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Reflections
Deutsche Bahn has made no secret of its plan to become a major UK rail operator. Its latest purchase, through subsidiary Arriva of open access... continue
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People
Chair of the Department for Transport’s Directly Operated Railways,  Elaine Holt, is to leave at the end of December to take up a new... continue
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Rail News
Intercity train operator East Coast has launched a loyalty scheme for customers booking any ticket worth over £22, including those of rival... continue
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Feature Detail
Two months ago, Volo TV became the first company in the world to offer rail passengers on train movies, using its seat-backed screens installed on... continue
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Rail News
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money will lead... continue
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Rail News
Train punctuality for February reached a record high of over 92%, with every franchised operator bar nationalised East Coast operating at least 90%... continue
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Rail News
The National Audit Office has endorsed the Department for Transport’s decision to hold National Express Group to the terms of its East Coast... continue
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Products & Services
A travel booking engine that compares international rail journeys against short haul flights is being launched by Dolphin Dynamics and SilverRail... continue
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Products & Services
Deniz Huseyin
East Coast Trains has selected Interfleet’s monitoring system to manage on-board operations, maintenance and energy usage. Interfleet’s... continue
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Articles
Why is she on the list? Holt heads the government’s in-house train operator - Directly Operated Railways - which took control of the East Coast... continue
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Articles
Why is he on the list? Branson’s Virgin Group owns 51% of the intercity operator Virgin West Coast. What kind of year has he had? Frustrating... continue
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