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Transit
In brief
The Robin Hood Line rail service, which runs from Nottingham to Worksop via Mansfield and which is operated by East Midlands Trains, will run on... continue
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Regular Feature
By Meera Rambissoon
We’ve got trains, and we’ve got trams, a few at any rate. But in 2010, the tram-train, that is a tram able to run on conventional train... continue
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Light Rail/Tram News Lead Story
By Meera Rambissoon
The Tram-train  trial on the Penistone Line, announced by government last month, has prompted a bid for a permanent tram-train track-share at... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail has outlined proposals to make services more attractive for tourists and commuters in Lancashire and Cumbria. Its Route Utilisation... continue
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Rail News
Increasing capacity on the Valley Lines system and accelerating journeys on the Marches Line are key features of Network Rail’s draft Rail... continue
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In brief
First TransPennine Express has urged people to think green and carry reusable bags to reduce the amount of waste. The company issued passengers with... continue
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Business Monitor
TRAIN operator First/Keolis TransPennine recorded increased operating and pre-tax profits in the year to March 31 2007, but traded at slightly... continue
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People Lead Story
Patrick Verwer, managing director of  Merseyrail, has been appointed as managing director of Go Ahead’s Aviation services company, Aviance... continue
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Lead Story
By Robert Jack
The long awaited Crossrail scheme took a major step forward this week after private sector beneficiaries agreed to contribute more than £1bn... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By Robert Jack
The long awaited Crossrail scheme took a major step forward this week after private sector beneficiaries agreed to contribute more than £1bn... continue
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Rail News
Improvements to transport between North and South Wales, including a possible faster rail service, were announced this week by the Welsh Assembly... continue
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Rail News
Britain’s railway remains the fastest growing railway in Europe in terms of passengers and freight. Over the past decade, the railways in... continue
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Rail News
Hitachi Europe this week unveiled its new Ashford Train Depot maintenance facility, where Southeastern’s new fleet of high speed Class 395... continue
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Rail News
Passenger Focus has called for the government to consider giving more weight to train operators’ passenger satisfaction ratings when franchises... continue
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Rail News
Greater manchester is set to become the “rail hub for the north,” according to an announcement by transport minister Rosie Winterton, at... continue
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Rail News
Scottish Transport minister Stewart Stevenson has set out a vision to double train services between Edinburgh and Glasgow. In 10 years he said there... continue
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Rail News
Southeastern’s service between Strood and Paddock Wood on the Medway Valley Line and One Railway’s Bittern Line service between Norwich... continue
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Letters to the Editor
With the collapse of Metronet likely to cost at least £1bn and many London area rail improvements awaiting finance, can we afford £16bn... continue
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Other Columnist
by Anthony Smith
Passenger Focus has been deeply engaged for two years in the fares debate called for by Transit (September 21). These discussions are even more... continue
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Business Comment
Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson’s announcement of the plan to electrify the Glasgow-Edinburgh network has emphasised again the... continue
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