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Media Monitor
Three out of every five trains on Britain's busiest railway line have been running late despite a £9bn upgrade, the TSSA have claimed. ... continue
Categories: Performance, Virgin
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Latest figures from the Civil Aviation Authority show that rail operator Virgin Trains has now captured 77% of the rail/air sector compared with 75%... continue
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Media Monitor
British Airways: worst loss in 20+ years British Airways (LSE: BA) lost £375m ($595m) in the 12 months ending March 31,... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, has urged a rehaul of the rail franchising system. Calling for 20 year franchises, ownership of... continue
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In Passing
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson drew the rath of the RMT union this week following the release of a new Virgin Trains TV advert that features a cameo... continue
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Rail News
Virgin’s Pendolinos have received the worst rating of any long distance train in a Passenger Focus survey aimed at influencing the interior... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Rail minister Andrew Adonis said that the West Coast Main Line upgrade has "changed the transport map of Britain" and helped to better... continue
Categories: Growth, Rail, Virgin, All of UK
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Media Monitor
Richard Branson, sporting fake tattoos, helps to sell the Virgin Trains message. Sir Richard Bra... continue
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Regular News
The recession has taken its toll on the fortunes of transport’s millionaires according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. It reveals that... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Lord Bradshaw, House of Lords, London
The shambles which prevailed on the railway system over Easter, the high ‘monopoly’ charges levied on passengers because of the virtual... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
Virgin Trains has withdrawn its plans to introduce a Shrewsbury-London service in competition to open access operator Wrexham and Shropshire. Virgin... continue
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In brief
Meera Rambissoon
Bankfoot Buses in Perth ordered off the road after mimicking Stagecoach A bus firm which tried to mislead passengers by using a similar livery and... continue
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Business Monitor
The Office of Rail Regulation’s current study into whether there should be greater competition between train operators will no doubt gain... continue
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Rail News
Chiltern Railways’s Evergreen III project will be designed to cut its journey time to within touching distance of that achieved by... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Trains has made cuts of 20-30% on shorter distance season tickets and walk-up fares, on routes where it faces competition from London Midland,... continue
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Rail News
James Dark
Virgin Trains has placed a series of large posters denigrating Chiltern Railways’s service right outside a number of its key stations including... continue
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Rail News
Virgin Trains is intending to launch a new service to compete with open access operator Wrexham & Shropshire’s London-Shrewsbury route,... continue
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In Passing
Passionate embraces as the train prepared to leave were immortalised in Brief Encounter but no longer so at Warrington Bank Quay Station. A... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail introduced 16 daily services on Virgin’s West Coast main line, which were held back in December to allow time for the new... continue
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Lead Story
By Robert Jack
Senior staff at National Express Group are tipping deputy chairman Jorge Cosmen to mount a bid for the company. The Cosmen family received 10% of... continue
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