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News Extra
By Meera Rambissoon
34th place isn’t a bad place to enter the Power 50 - hot off Transit’s press last issue (Transit January 9) - and Anthony Smith, chief... continue
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Regular News
Virgin Trains is seeking assurances from Network Rail over the reliability of the West Coast Main Line upgrade after component failures on three days... continue
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In brief
The West Coast Main Line between London and Scotland suffered delays  on the first day of its new timetable, following a £9bn... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Rail operators will be running 265,000 more trains a year from December 14, when the latest national rail timetable starts.  Services are due... continue
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Business Monitor
INTERCITY rail operator West Coast Trains recorded a five-fold increase in profits in the year to March 1 2008, according to its annual accounts. The... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has said that the process for approving new access rights for operators needs to be improved. ORR's chief executive... continue
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Business Monitor
TRAIN operator Virgin?Rail Group recorded and eightfold increase in profits in the year to March 1 2008, according to its annual accounts. The... continue
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In brief
Network Rail is investing £15m in new facilities at the Edge Hill train depot in Liverpool in preparation for Virgin’s service expansion... continue
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Regular News
Virgin is facing a threat to its monopoly position on the West Coast Main Line. A ruling from the Office of Rail Regulation, due in October, could... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Trains is now the country's worst performing train operator, according to latest figures from Network Rail. A rock bottom performance of 77%... continue
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In brief
A two-week programme of engineering works on the West Coast Main Line from August 23 to September 7 has resulted in passengers being given minimal... continue
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News Extra
By James Dark
While National Express East Coast is facing a swarm of open access operators competing with it for spare capacity, on the other side of the country... continue
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Business Comment
Virgin West Coast is the only train operator which still enjoys that privatisation relic, Moderation of Competition protection, or put another way a... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Rail Projects has been selected by the Department for Transport as its chosen bidder for the service provider contract for longer Pendolino... continue
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In brief
Virgin Trains has launched specially discounted Advance tickets between London and Liverpool to encourage travel to Liverpool. The city is... continue
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Rail News
Timetable changes proposed by Virgin West Coast for the West Coast Main Line from December 2008, have incited concern from rail user groups and... continue
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In brief
Virgin Trains customers using first Class lounges at Euston and Birmingham New Street will soon be able to enjoy  canvas-based pieces of art... continue
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Rail News
By Meera Rambissoon
Virgin trains and One Railway have complained to the Office of Rail Regulation, after Network Rail engineering works over Christmas and New Year... continue
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Lead Story
By James Dark
Train operators are starting to express concern that Network Rail could suffer a loss of confidence similar to the paralysis that afflicted Railtrack... continue
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Regular News
By Robert Jack
The travelling public rate Virgin Trains as better than British Airways for customer service, but First Group’s bus and rail services are... continue
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