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Rail News
The Department for Transport has published a consultation document outlining its aims for the new Intercity West Coast franchise. Bidders for the... continue
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In brief
The rail industry has broadly welcomed today's announcement on the future of rail franchising. Michael Roberts, chief executive of the Association of... continue
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Rail News
Transport secretary Philip Hammond this morning revealed that the Department for Transport intends to continue consulting on possible changes to the... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
Sir Roy McNulty's review of the rail industry has suggested that significant cost savings could be made around the network through more effective... continue
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Reflections
Peter Stonham
Competition brings out the best and the worst in business practice - and no more so than in transport. The appearance of the German ICE train at St... continue
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Viewpoint
Dr. Paul Salveson
The Big Society has become one of the cornerstones of the coalition government’s policies. It was at the heart of the Conservative... continue
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Reflections
New Transit
The recent media coverage given to Alliance Rail’s plans to introduce a new network of open access services on routes to the north of England... continue
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Rail News
As part of its submission to the rail franchising review, Passenger Focus has advised government that any new rail contract should be based on the... continue
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Rail News
Directly Operated Railways, the state-owned operator of the East Coast intercity rail franchise, today published its first Annual Report which... continue
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Rail News
London TravelWatch, the watchdog for transport users in and around London, has responded to the government’s review of rail franchising,... continue
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Rail News
Growth in demand for rail travel during the summer months has risen to levels witnessed on only a handful of occasions in the last decade, according... continue
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Rail News
Although the Department for Transport is expected to make a more detailed announcement next week, it has already provided a more detailed analysis of... continue
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Rail News
Stagecoach has warned that changes to the system of rail franchising alone will not deliver improved value for money to taxpayers and a better... continue
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Rail News
In a statement issued this morning, National Express Group has revealed that it has received a six-month extension of its East Anglia rail... continue
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Reflections
One of the major reforms being considered in the Department for Transport’s current review of rail franchising is the way risk is shared... continue
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Viewpoint
Anonymous
So, the press is fixated at the moment of an analysis of the coalition’s first 100 days. Overall, you would have to say they have not done a... continue
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Viewpoint
George Muir
Even on holiday, someone would lean across the table, retsina in hand, wine dark sea behind, the perfume from hot thyme in the air and say,... continue
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Viewpoint
Dr. Paul Salveson
We are in a very different situation following the general election in May. The coalition government is organising a ‘bonfire of... continue
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The Big Question
Keith Ludeman, Chief Executive, Go Ahead Group
The Treasury’s May announcement of Department for Transport cuts of £683m gives some clues. Popular concessionary bus fares will stay but... continue
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The Big Question
Tom Harris, MP for Glasgow South and Former Transport Minister (2006-2008)
Longer rail franchises would save significant mounts of money, both for the Department for Transport and for train operating companies, simply by... continue
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