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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport30 March 1995
Mawhinney endorses HSC view on future of Automatic Train Protection


1995-03-30 DoT-0031



Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport24 April 1995
Rail privatisation timetable “on track” – Watts


1995-04-24 DoT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport26 October 1995
UK gets #22 million from Europe for Trans European networks


1995-10-26 DoT-001
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Archive ::: Statement
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Office of the Rail Regulator3 April 1996
Rail Regulator's Statement [[Railtrack prospectus]]


1996-04-03 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport16 December 1996
UK to receive #30 million funding from Europe for Transport Trans European networks


1996-12-16 DoT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc16 December 1996
Railtrack welcomes the announcement of European Union funding for rail projects


1996-12-16 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc18 December 1996
Railtrack reshapes for investment


1996-12-18 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc20 February 1997
Railtrack to spend four million pounds a day to create a railway “second to none”


1997-02-20 RTK-001
8



Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc20 February 1997
Network Management Statement - West Coast Main Line


1997-02-20 RTK-005
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc20 February 1997
Railtrack plans partnership to create a 'Better, Growing Railway Industry'


1997-02-20 RTK-009
10



Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc13 March 1997
Railtrack and Virgin confirm WCML plans


1997-03-13 RTK-002
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Railtrack plc21 May 1997
“We are getting on with the job” - Railtrack's response to Rail Regulator's statement


1997-05-21 RTK-001
12



Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc21 August 1997
Railtrack welcomes integrated transport strategy consultation exercise by Deputy Prime Minister


1997-08-21 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Railtrack plc28 October 1997
Railtrack and Virgin Rail Group announce largest ever investment in Britain's railways


1997-10-28 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc26 November 1997
Railtrack wants to work with government to increase rail usage Select Committee told


1997-11-26 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
3

Office of the Rail Regulator3 April 1998
Rail Regulator to approve West Coast Main Line upgrade subject to major future improvements for passengers and freight users


1998-04-03 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF8 June 1998
Increased service frequencies complement West Coast upgrade deal


1998-06-08 OPR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
5

Office of the Rail Regulator8 June 1998
Rail Regulator gives final approval to West Coast upgrade


1998-06-08 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc9 December 1998
Railtrack responds to the Regulator on its financial framework


1998-12-09 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

OPRAF9 February 1999
Multi £million trains deal aids West Coast regeneration


1999-02-09 OPR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator3 June 1999
Rail Regulator challenges Railtrack on West Coast Main Line plans


1999-06-03 ORR-002
21



Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator24 June 1999
Office of the Rail Regulator examines Railtrack's property management


1999-06-24 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator13 July 1999
New Rail Regulator voices concern over Railtrack’s plans for freight


1999-07-13 ORR-001
23



Archive ::: Statement

Railtrack plc21 July 1999
Railtrack Group plc: 1999 annual general meeting: Chairman's address


1999-07-21 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Office of the Rail Regulator22 September 1999
First official visit to Scotland for new Rail Regulator


1999-09-22 ORR-001
25



Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc27 September 1999
West Coast route modernisation


1999-09-27 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Office of the Rail Regulator5 November 1999
Regulator acts on Railtrack's plans for the West Coast Main Line


1999-11-05 ORR-001
27



Archive ::: Press release
2

Railtrack plc5 November 1999
Statement in response to Rail Regulator's announcement re West Coast Main Line


1999-11-05 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Statement
2

Railtrack plc5 November 1999
Further statement on the Rail Regulator's announcement on West Coast Mainline renewals


1999-11-05 RTK-002
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority5 November 1999
SSRA response to Rail Regulator's statement on West Coast Main Line Upgrade


1999-11-05 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release/letter
4

Office of the Rail Regulator12 November 1999
Rail Regulator questions Railtrack’s asset management over broken rails


1999-11-12 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
3

Office of the Rail Regulator25 November 1999
Railtrack regulation


1999-11-25 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Office of the Rail Regulator15 December 1999
Regulator sets out Railtrack's future financial framework


1999-12-15 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc15 December 1999
Railtrack announces significant new proposals for the modernisation and upgrade of the West Coast Main Line


1999-12-15 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Railtrack plc15 December 1999
Response to provisional determination


1999-12-15 RTK-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator20 January 2000
Rail Regulator seeks customers’ views on rail freight growth


2000-01-20 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions17 February 2000
Study of Regional Eurostar services published


2000-02-17 DET-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator27 March 2000
Railtrack refuses to consent to Rail Regulator's modified West Coast Main Line enforcement order


2000-03-27 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC30 March 2000
Britain urgently needs more rail capacity - ATOC


2000-03-30 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator30 March 2000
Rail Regulator starts review of Railtrack’s network management statement


2000-03-30 ORR-001
40



Archive ::: Press release
4

Railtrack plc30 March 2000
Railtrack publishes Network Management Statement


2000-03-30 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Letter

Office of Rail Regulation25 April 2000
Letter from Gerald Corbett


2000-04-25 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator4 May 2000
Broad support for West Coast Main Line enforcement action


2000-05-04 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Shadow Strategic Rail Authority8 May 2000
SSRA moves towards high speed rail route to the north


2000-05-08 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release
4

ATOC25 May 2000
Train operators deliver commitments to passengers and government


2000-05-25 ATO-002
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Office of the Rail Regulator26 May 2000
Rail Regulator launches review of freight charges


2000-05-26 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Railtrack plc1 June 2000
Final results - year ended 31 March 2000, part 1


2000-06-01 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
4

Office of the Rail Regulator20 June 2000
Maintenance and renewal of the West Coast Main Line


2000-06-20 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator25 July 2000
New contracts for a new era


2000-07-25 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator28 July 2000
Rail Regulator demonstrates year of action in Annual Report 2000


2000-07-28 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator28 July 2000
Rail Regulator demonstrates year of action in Annual Report 2000


2000-07-28 ORR-002
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Archive ::: Statement
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Railtrack plc18 September 2000
Statement from the Chief Executive [[Ladbroke Grove accident]]


2000-09-18 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions4 October 2000
UK to receive £28 million from Europe for the transport Trans-European Network


2000-10-04 DET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack Group PLC9 October 2000
Railtrack announces half year operating performance


2000-10-09 RTK-002
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Archive ::: Press release
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Office of the Rail Regulator15 January 2001
Periodic Review and Hatfield


2001-01-15 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions20 February 2001
Stratford international rail station gets the go-ahead


2001-02-20 DET-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of the Rail Regulator22 March 2001
Regulator acts to help bring new trains into service more quickly


2001-03-22 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

ATOC29 March 2001
Rail industry gives its commitment to ERTMS


2001-03-29 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions29 March 2001
Macdonald responds to joint report into train protection


2001-03-29 DET-001
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Archive ::: Press release
5

Railway Safety29 Mar 2001
Rail industry gives its commitment to ERTMS


2001-03-29 RSA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority9 May 2001
ECML replacement franchise


2001-05-09 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Railtrack plc14 June 2001
Board change at Railtrack


2001-06-14 RTK-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions7 October 2001
Railtrack placed in administration


2001-10-07 DTR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions10 Oct 2001 00:00
Statement by Stephen Byers on Railtrack shareholder compensation


2001-10-10 DTR-002
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group3 December 2001
Stagecoach presents a railway solution


2001-12-03 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group3 December 2001
Stagecoach presents a railway solution


2001-12-03 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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Railway Forum14 January 2002
Two cheers for the strategic plan


2002-01-14 RFO-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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GNER Holdings16 January 2002
GNER franchise extended to 2005


2002-01-16 GNE-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group29 April 2002
Company statement


2002-04-29 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
4

Stagecoach Group1 July 2002
Stagecoach Group signs SWT franchise amendment


2002-07-01 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release
2

Strategic Rail Authority22 July 2002
Interim agreement between the Strategic Rail Authority and Virgin Rail Group


2002-07-22 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group22 July 2002
Stagecoach Group welcomes Virgin Rail deal


2002-07-22 STG-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport5 September 2002
Statement by Alistair Darling: Consultation on Capacity Utilisation Policy


2002-09-05 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport9 October 2002
Statement by Alistair Darling on West Coast Main Line


2002-10-09 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority9 October 2002
Substantial passenger benefits delivered by 2004 and maintenance backlog eliminated by West Coast plan


2002-10-09 SRA-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport10 Dec 2002 00:00
£5.5 billion package of transport improvements


2002-12-10 DfT-001
76



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail17 March 2003
£19 million for Longsight signalling


2003-03-17 NET-001
77



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport26 Mar 2003 00:00
Approval given to upgrade the West Coast Main Line


2003-03-26 DfT-001
78



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail4 April 2003
More money to be spent on once-threatened rail line


2003-04-04 NET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail8 April 2003
New signalling system commissioned on West Coast Main Line


2003-04-08 NET-001
80



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail11 April 2003
West Coast work starts in Goostrey


2003-04-11 NET-001
81



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail13 May 2003
Open for business as major works start


2003-05-13 NET-001
82



Archive ::: Press release
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Midland Mainline15 May 2003
Manchester


2003-05-15 MML-001
83



Archive ::: Press release
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Midland Mainline18 May 2003
Manchester


2003-05-18 MML-001
84



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail16 June 2003
Pendolinos on track for delivery


2003-06-16 NET-002
85



Archive ::: Press release

Midland Mainline17 June 2003
Manchester


2003-06-17 MML-001
86



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail20 June 2003
Transport Secretary opens signalling centre


2003-06-20 NET-002
87



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail4 August 2003
Network Rail implements precautionary heat related speed restrictions to ensure the operation of a safe railway


2003-08-04 NET-001
88



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail6 August 2003
Precautionary heat related speed restrictions - update


2003-08-06 NET-001
89



Archive ::: Press release
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Network Rail6 August 2003
Precautionary heat related speed restrictions - update


2003-08-06 NET-002
90



Archive ::: Press release
3

Network Rail7 August 2003
Changes to yesterday


2003-08-07 NET-001
91



Archive ::: Press release

Midland Mainline19 August 2003
West Coast blockade


2003-08-19 MML-001
92



Archive ::: Memorandum
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House of Commons Transport Committee23 September 2003
Virgin Rail Group interim agreement


2003-09-23 TCO-001
93



Archive ::: Press release
3

Office of the Rail Regulator12 December 2003
Regulator establishes sound basis for improved delivery by Network Rail


2003-12-12 ORR-001
94



Archive ::: Press release
2

Strategic Rail Authority19 December 2003
Rail Regulator's interim review


2003-12-19 SRA-001
95



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport23 Dec 2003 00:00
Hold the tinsel and turkey - Xmas rail engineering works


2003-12-23 DfT-001
96



Archive ::: Oral statement
2

Department for Transport19 Jan 2004
Railways


2004-01-19 DfT-002
97



Archive ::: Press release
3

Network Rail5 March 2004
West Coast works gather pace in Scotland


2004-03-05 NET-001
98



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport25 Mar 2004 00:00
Government announces decision on Central Railway freight line


2004-03-25 DfT-001
99



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail31 March 2004
Network Rail publishes 2004 business plan - a clear plan for a better railway -


2004-03-31 NET-001
100



Archive ::: Press release

Midland Mainline15 April 2004
Manchester services


2004-04-15 MML-001
101



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport15 Jul 2004 00:00
Scotland to get more powers over its railways


2004-07-15 DfT-003
102



Archive ::: Press release

Midland Mainline31 August 2004
Manchester services


2004-08-31 MML-001
103



Archive ::: Press release

Strategic Rail Authority17 September 2004
Two-year Silverlink trains deal signed


2004-09-17 SRA-001
104



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport18 October 2005 00.00
Central Trains franchise remapping


2005-10-18 DfT-001
105



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail6 December 2005
Network Rail delivers 125mph railway for West Coast Main Line


2005-12-06 NET-001
106



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains6 December 2005
Virgin Trains tilting all the way to Scotland in new West Coast timetable


2005-12-06 VIR-001
107



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 Dec 2005 00:00
Transport schemes to support new homes for the future


2005-12-19 DfT-001
108



Archive ::: Press release
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Network Rail21 March 2006
Proposals for railway growth unveiled


2006-03-21 NET-001
109



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport23 May 2006 00:00
New benefits identified for passengers - upgrade of West Coast


2006-05-23 DfT-001
110



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Jun 2006 00:00
Extra rail services for the West Midlands proposed


2006-06-08 DfT-001
111



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Jun 2006 00:00
Consultations launched for three new rail franchises


2006-06-08 DfT-003
112



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Oct 2006 00:00
Invitations to tender issued for three new rail franchises


2006-10-31 DfT-001
113



Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport13 Dec 2006 00:00
Franchise agreement reinstated for West Coast services


2006-12-13 DfT-001
114



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group6 April 2007
Virgin and Stagecoach team up with GNER for East Coast Rail bid


2007-04-06 STG-001
115



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport21 June 2007
Department for Transport announces winner of West Midlands franchise


2007-06-21 DfT-001
116



Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport14 Aug 2007 07:01
National Express awarded contract for growth on InterCity East Coast


2007-08-14 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport4 Oct 2007 12:40
Transport minister announces proposal to transform rail capacity across the north


2007-10-04 DfT-001
118



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport29 Oct 2007 13:04
Department for Transport delivers £132m more funding to support freight


2007-10-29 DfT-001
119



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail3 January 2008
West Coast route to reopen


2008-01-03 NET-001
120



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail14 Jan 2008
Investigation continues as Network Rail quizzes contractors over New Year delays


2008-01-14 NET-001
121



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport12 Feb 2008 09:08
£400m to transform Birmingham New Street station


2008-02-12 DfT-001
122



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains20 February 2008
Wrexham set to join Virgin Trains network


2008-02-20 VIR-001
123



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport6 May 2008 14:05
Government takes action to deliver 106 new Pendolinos for West Coast


2008-05-06 DfT-001
124



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport31 Jul 2008 12:31
Step forward in Pendolino lengthening project


2008-07-31 DfT-001
125



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 Sep 2008 12:10
106 extra Pendolino Carriages for West Coast Main Line


2008-09-19 DfT-001
126



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Dec 2008 00:04
Winter timetable sees thousands more seats introduced


2008-12-08 DfT-001
127



Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC1 January 2009
ATOC comments on rail improvements and January fares changes


2009-01-01 ATO-001
128



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport8 Jan 2009 12:46
Manchester Airport rail upgrade brings business benefits


2009-01-08 DfT-001
129



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport9 Jan 2009 14:32
Commuters urged to claim for week of train strain


2009-01-09 DfT-001
130



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport15 Jan 2009 12:37
Hoon outlines air, road and rail improvements to boost economy and jobs


2009-01-15 DfT-001
131



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport12 February 2009
Passengers and economy to benefit from biggest investment in trains for a generation


2009-02-12 DfT-001
132



Archive ::: Press release
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ATOC3 April 2009
Easter travel advice for rail passengers


2009-04-03 ATO-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport13 May 2009 09:46
Britain better connected as Adonis opens £8.9bn rail upgrade


2009-05-13 DfT-001
134



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport21 Jan 2010 09:25
Faster, more frequent journeys for East Coast Main Line


2010-01-21 DfT-001
135



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport11 Mar 2010 12:05
Adonis sets out high speed rail proposals


2010-03-11 DfT-002
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Archive ::: Press release

East Coast11 August 2010
East Coast asked to commission new 11-car Pendolino train


2010-08-11 EAS-001
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Archive ::: Article

Greengauge 213 November 2010
Government abandons the S-shaped network


2010-11-03 GRE-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport29 Nov 2010 12:49
More than 2,100 new carriages for rail travellers as Government unveils rail investment package


2010-11-29 DfT-001
139



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport7 Dec 2010 12:08
Government targets £1bn savings from rail industry reform


2010-12-07 DfT-002
140



Archive ::: Oral statement
2

Department for Transport20 December 2010
High Speed Rail


2010-12-20 DfT-001
141



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 January 2011 11:20
New franchises to provide better services for passengers


2011-01-19 DfT-001
142



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport19 January 2011
Rail franchise reform


2011-01-19 DfT-002
143



Archive ::: Press release

Grand Central2 March 2011
Grand Central surprised and disappointed by ORR announcement


2011-03-02 GCR-001
144



Archive ::: Press release

Office of Rail Regulation2 March 2011
Regulator announces conclusions on future track access rights for the West Coast Main Line


2011-03-02 ORR-001
145



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport1 April 2011
Huge increase in commuter trains possible with HS2 - Hammond


2011-04-01 DfT-001
146



Archive ::: Report

Freshfield Foundation7 October 2011
Report on the “HS2 process” 07/10/11


2011-10-07 FRE-001
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Archive ::: Stock Market statement

Department for Transport27 October 2011 [[07.00]]
Rail franchising


2011-10-27 DfT-001
148



Archive ::: Press release

Grand Central9 December 2011
Next stop - Mirfield!


2011-12-09 GCR-001
149



Archive ::: Press release

DB SchenkerTuesday 10 January 2012
High Speed 2 approval secures rail freight growth


2012-01-10 DBS-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Network RailThursday 19 Jan 2012 00:00
HS2 could free up space for faster, more frequent trains on Britain’s busiest rail line – new study


2012-01-19 NET-001
151



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport29 February 2012
Extra trains and faster journey times will boost capacity


2012-02-29 DfT-001
152



Archive ::: Press release

Govia29 February 2012
London Midland’s new trains bring extra capacity and faster journeys


2012-02-29 LON-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport26 March 2012
Douglas Oakervee appointed as new chair of HS2 Ltd


2012-03-26 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Office of Rail Regulation4 April 2012
Network Rail fined £4 million for Grayrigg train derailment


2012-04-04 ORR-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport26 April 2012
Alison Munro re-appointed as Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd


2012-04-26 DfT-001
156



Archive ::: Press release

South West Trains30 April 2012
Passengers to benefit as South West Trains and Network Rail form new alliance


2012-04-30 SWT-001
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Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains8 June 2012
Virgin Trains demands Network Rail reverses unacceptable train performance on West Coast route


2012-06-08 VIR-001
158



Archive ::: Press release

Network RailMonday 18 Jun 2012 10:16
Virgin's Chris Gibb to join Network Rail on secondment


2012-06-18 NET-001
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Archive ::: Press release

National Express Group26 June 2012
Paul Furze-Waddock joins National Express


2012-06-26 NXG-002
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Archive ::: Press release
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Department for Transport15 August 2012
New operator for West Coast rail passengers


2012-08-15 DfT-001
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Archive ::: Press release
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FirstGroup plcEmbargoed until 7:00am on 15 August 2012
FirstGroup welcomes award of Intercity West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-15 FIR-001
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Archive ::: Presentation
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FirstGroup plc15 August 2012
FirstGroup: Intercity West Coast presentation


2012-08-15 FIR-002
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Archive ::: Stock Exchange announcement

Stagecoach Group plc15 August 2012 07:02
West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-15 STG-001
164



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group15 August 2012
DfT announcement for new Intercity West Coast franchise


2012-08-15 VIR-001
165



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group15 August 2012
Press Statement: from Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group


2012-08-15 VIR-002
166



Archive ::: Written statement
2

FirstGroup plc16 August 2012
InterCity West Coast rail franchise: your questions answered


2012-08-16 FIR-001
167



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail group22 August 2012
Celebrities back ‘Keep Virgin Trains’ e-petition as it passes 36,000 signature mark


2012-08-22 VIR-001
168



Archive ::: Letter
3

House of Commons Transport Committee23 August 2012
West Coast rail franchise


2012-08-23 TCO-001
169



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail group24 August 2012
Concern mounts over transfer of West Coast rail franchise as 100,000 people ask for review


2012-08-24 VIR-001
170



Archive ::: ePetition text
2

HM Government25 August 2012
Reconsider West Coast Mainline franchise decision


2012-08-25 HMG-001
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Archive ::: Written statement
3

FirstGroup plcTuesday 28 August 2012
Statement re: InterCity West Coast Franchise Award


2012-08-28 FIR-001
172



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Rail groupTuesday 28 August 2012
Virgin Trains Limited commences Court proceedings in respect of West Coast Main Line franchise award


2012-08-28 VIR-001
173



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group30 August 2012
FirstGroup’s criticism of West Coast Performance


2012-08-30 VIR-001
174



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group30 August 2012
Virgin challenges First Group on West Coast Bid promises


2012-08-30 VIR-002
175



Archive ::: Letter
2

Virgin Rail Group2 September 2012
Sir Richard Branson letter to Financial Times


2012-09-02 VIR-001
176



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group2 September 2012
Virgin Trains: Concerns were expressed on West Coast Bid process over three years


2012-09-02 VIR-002
177



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport3 September 2012
Rail Franchising


2012-09-03 DfT-001
178



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group3 September 2012
Virgin Trains responds to FirstGroup’s proposals for West Coast


2012-09-03 VIR-001
179



Archive ::: Press release
2

Virgin Rail Group4 September 2012 17:44
Virgin Trains welcomes Transport Select Committee hearing on West Coast franchise competition


2012-09-04 VIR-001
180



Archive ::: Press release
4

Department for Transport3 October 2012
West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled


2012-10-03 DfT-001
181



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport3 October 2012
West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled - update


2012-10-03 DfT-002
182



Archive ::: Press release
3

FirstGroupWednesday 3 October 2012
FirstGroup statement re: InterCity West Coast Franchise


2012-10-03 FIR-001
183



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin TrainsWednesday 3 October 2012
InterCity West Coast Franchise


2012-10-03 VIR-001
184



Archive ::: Letter
4

House of Commons Transport Committee5 October 2012
[West Coast rail franchise]


2012-10-05 TCO-001
185



Archive ::: Hansard (debates)
5

House of Lords10 October 2012 15.34
Railways: Franchises


2012-10-10 PAR-001
186



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Department for Transport to negotiate with Virgin on temporary operation of West Coast rail services


2012-10-15 DfT-001
187



Archive ::: Written statement
2

Department for Transport15 October 2012
West Coast Main Line


2012-10-15 DfT-002
188



Archive ::: Oral statement
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
West Coast Main Line


2012-10-15 DfT-003
189



Archive ::: Letter
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Text of letter from the Secretary of State to Sam Laidlaw


2012-10-15 DfT-004
190



Archive ::: Letter
3

Department for Transport15 October 2012
Text of letter from the Secretary of State to Richard Brown


2012-10-15 DfT-005
191



Archive ::: Press release
3

FirstGroup15 October 2012
[Statement]


2012-10-15 FIR-001
192



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport25 October 2012
Government unveils generous HS2 compensation package


2012-10-25 DfT-002
193



Archive ::: Oral statement
3

Department for Transport29 October 2012
Statement on West Coast Main Line and Franchising


2012-10-29 DfT-001
194



Archive ::: Press release
3

Department for Transport29 October 2012
West Coast Main Line: Laidlaw Inquiry interim findings


2012-10-29 DfT-002
195



Archive ::: Document
5

Department for Transport29 October 2012
The Laidlaw Inquiry into the InterCity West Coast Franchise - Interim report


2012-10-29 DfT-003
196



Archive ::: Press release
2

FirstGroup29 October 2012
FirstGroup statement on DfT's preliminary findings


2012-10-29 FIR-001
197



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport6 December 2012
West Coast Main Line: final report of the Laidlaw inquiry


2012-12-06 DfT-001
198



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport6 December 2012
Virgin Trains to run improved West Coast services


2012-12-06 DfT-002
199



Archive ::: Oral statement (Hansard)

Department for Transport6 Dec 2012 : Column 1018
West Coast Rail Franchise


2012-12-06 DfT-003
200



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport6 December 2012
Response to the report of the Laidlaw inquiry


2012-12-06 DfT-004
201



Archive ::: Press release

Transport Scotland6 December 2012
Rail franchise on right track


2012-12-06 TSC-001
202



Archive ::: Press release

National Audit Office7 December 2012
Lessons from cancelling the Intercity West Coast franchise competition


2012-12-07 NAO-001
203



Archive ::: Press release
2

House of Commons Transport Committee4 January 2013
MPs call for an end to peak time fare rises and greater transparency about use of public subsidy


2013-01-04 TCO-001
204



Archive ::: Press release
4

Network Rail8 Jan 2013
Network Rail sets out response to challenges of Britain’s growing railway


2013-01-08 NET-001
205



Archive ::: Press release
4

Network Rail8 January 2013
Network Rail sets out response to challenges of Scotland's growing railway


2013-01-08 NET-004
206



Archive ::: Press release
2

Network Rail8 January 2013
Rail industry plan lays foundations for the future


2013-01-08 NET-007
207



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport10 January 2013
Government's rail strategy receives independent endorsement: Richard Brown’s review of the rail franchising programme


2013-01-10 DfT-001
208



Archive ::: Written statement
5

Department for Transport10 January 2013
Richard Brown’s review of the rail franchising programme


2013-01-10 DfT-002
209



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport28 January 2013
High speed rail for British jobs and prosperity


2013-01-28 DfT-001
210



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport4 June 2013
Rail Freight conference 2013


2013-06-04 DfT-001
211



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail9 September 2013
Network Rail responds to PAC report on HS2


2013-09-09 NET-001
212



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport3 October 2013
Franchising deal to boost services on Great Western Main Line


2013-10-03 DfT-001
213



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport29 October 2013
The strategic case for HS2


2013-10-29 DfT-001
214



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group29 October 2013
Rail industry responds to HS2 strategic case


2013-10-29 RDG-001
215



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport1 November 2013
Next phase of work for High Speed 2 and Scotland


2013-11-01 DfT-001
216



Archive ::: Interview transcript

Department for Transport7 November 2013
Jerry Blackett: The strategic case for HS2


2013-11-07 DfT-001
217



Archive ::: Interview transcript

Department for Transport14 November 2013
Sir Richard Leese: The strategic case for HS2


2013-11-14 DfT-003
218



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail20 November 2013
Alliance decision expected


2013-11-20 ALL-001
219



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport25 November 2013
Major step forward for HS2 as hybrid Bill published


2013-11-25 DfT-001
220



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group25 November 2013
RDG responds to publication of HS2 hybrid bill


2013-11-25 RDG-001
221



Archive ::: Press release

London Midland27 November 2013
Access at Leighton Buzzard Station is on the up


2013-11-27 LON-001
222



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail12 December 2013
New Edinburgh – London rail services


2013-12-12 ALL-001
223



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail12 February 2014
Press Release – New Edinburgh – London rail services


2014-02-12 ALL-001
224



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport18 February 2014
Passengers on track to receive multi-billion pound improvements to services


2014-02-18 DfT-001
225



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport27 February 2014
Baroness Kramer and Pete Waterman visit Crewe to find out how HS2 could benefit the town


2014-02-27 DfT-001
226



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport10 April 2014
Investing in rail, investing in Derby


2014-04-10 DfT-002
227



Archive ::: Commons speech (full)

Department for Transport28 April 2014
HS2 closing speech for second reading


2014-04-28 DfT-004
228



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail14 June 2014
Blackpool to London and Huddersfield to London direct rail services move a step closer


2014-06-14 ALL-001
229



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 June 2014
Better journeys for passengers on the West Coast Main Line


2014-06-19 DfT-001
230



Archive ::: Press release
3

National Audit Office9 July 2014
Procuring new trains


2014-07-09 NAO-001
231



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport7 August 2014
Government launches study into potential Crossrail extension


2014-08-07 DfT-001
232



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport10 September 2014
Train operators urged to tackle overcrowding


2014-09-10 DfT-001
233



Archive ::: Press release
2

Department for Transport24 October 2014
Access for all at Leighton Buzzard station


2014-10-24 DfT-001
234



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport4 November 2014
HS2 route to Crewe: safeguarding consultation launched


2014-11-04 DfT-001
235



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport28 November 2014
Rail electrification plan for Lake District


2014-11-28 DfT-001
236



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport15 December 2014
Transport Secretary welcomes new rail services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury


2014-12-15 DfT-001
237



Archive ::: Press release
2

Network Rail29 December 2014 12.45
Media statement from Network Rail


2014-12-29 NET-001
238



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail7 January 2015
Office of Rail Regulation rejects competition on the West Coast Main Line


2015-01-07 ALL-001
239



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport12 February 2015
Transport secretary views efforts to reopen landslip-hit rail line


2015-02-12 DfT-001
240



Archive ::: Press release
2

House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee25 March 2015
The Government has yet to make a convincing case for a £50 billion investment in HS2


2015-03-25 ECO-001
241



Archive ::: Press release

Alliance Rail2 April 2015
New direct rail services proposed between Blackpool and London


2015-04-02 ALL-001
242



Archive ::: Press release

Network Rail22 May 2015
Passengers reminded to check before travelling over Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail deploys 14,000-strong army to improve the railway


2015-05-22 NET-001
243



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport17 June 2015
Update to legislation brings HS2 one step closer to construction


2015-06-17 DfT-001
244



Archive ::: Press release
3

Alliance Rail7 August 2015
New direct rail services between Blackpool and London


2015-08-07 ALL-001
245



Archive ::: Statement
3

Office of Rail and Road7 August 2015
ORR approval of new off-peak train services between Lancashire and London


2015-08-07 ORR-001
246



Archive ::: Letter
4

Office of Rail and Road7 August 2015
Application for access to the West Coast Main Line (WCML)


2015-08-07 ORR-002
247



Archive ::: Speech (full)
2

Department for Transport5 November 2015
HS2 for Scotland


2015-11-05 DfT-003
248



Archive ::: Press release

National Audit Office24 November 2015
Reform of the rail franchising programme


2015-11-24 NAO-001
249



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport7 December 2015
Government’s rail investment plan forges ahead


2015-12-07 DfT-001
250



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport9 December 2015
Boost to rail services in Scotland as UK government awards next TransPennine Express franchise


2015-12-09 DfT-003
251



Archive ::: Press release
3

Competition and Markets Authority8 March 2016
CMA signals route for greater rail competition


2016-03-08 CMA-001
252



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport1 September 2016
Package of measures announced to help improve resilience of Southern network


2016-09-01 DfT-001
253



Archive ::: Written statement
5

Department for Transport6 September 2016
Even before the first train runs, HS2 can benefit Scotland


2016-09-06 DfT-001
254



Archive ::: Speech (full)
5

Department for Transport12 October 2016
We will build HS2


2016-10-12 DfT-002
255



Archive ::: Press release
5

Department for Transport4 November 2016 07.00
New era for the West Coast mainline as government confirms future operator will also run HS2 services


2016-11-04 DfT-001
256



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport4 November 2016
Rail franchising


2016-11-04 DfT-002
257



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Delivery Group4 November 2016
HS2 will become a very important part of Britain’s railway for decades to come


2016-11-04 RDG-001
258



Archive ::: Press release

Rail Freight Group4 November 2016
RFG press comment on new West Coast Partnership


2016-11-04 RFG-001
259



Archive ::: Press release

Virgin Trains4 November 2016
Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2


2016-11-04 VIR-001
260



Archive ::: Press release
4

Department for Transport15 November 2016
HS2 route to the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester set out by the government


2016-11-15 DfT-001
261



Archive ::: Oral statement

Department for Transport15 November 2016
Secretary for State for Transport decisions on HS2 Phase 2b scheme


2016-11-15 DfT-003
262



Archive ::: Press release

HS2 Ltd15 November 2016
HS2 route to the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester set out by the government


2016-11-15 HS2-002
263



Archive ::: Press release
3

West Midlands Combined Authority15 November 2016
Chair of WMCA welcomes Government announcement on HS2


2016-11-15 WMC-001
264



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport6 December 2016
An innovative, modern, passenger focused railway network


2016-12-06 DfT-003
265



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport19 January 2017
New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released


2017-01-19 DfT-001
266



Archive ::: Press release
3

RMT25 April 2017
RMT responds to news that Virgin and Stagecoach are hooking up with French state in land-grab for new HS2/West Coast franchise


2017-04-25 RMT-001
267



Archive ::: Press release

Stagecoach Group25 April 2017
Stagecoach and Virgin to join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid


2017-04-25 STG-001
268



Archive ::: Press release
3

Virgin Trains25 April 2017
Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid


2017-04-25 VIR-001
269



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport22 June 2017
Bidders for 2 rail franchises named by government


2017-06-22 DfT-001
270



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport22 June 2017
West Coast Partnership and South Eastern rail franchise bidders


2017-06-22 DfT-002
271



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport22 June 2017
HS2 will be an integral part of our national rail network, and it will make the whole work better


2017-06-22 DfT-004
272



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport17 July 2017
First big HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway will support 16,000 jobs


2017-07-17 DfT-001
273



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport17 July 2017
First big HS2 contracts to build Britain’s new railway will support 16,000 jobs [v2]


2017-07-17 DfT-002
274



Archive ::: Oral statement
5

Department for Transport18 July 2017
HS2 update: Phase 2a and Phase 2b


2017-07-18 DfT-001
275



Archive ::: Written statement
6

Department for Transport20 July 2017
Rail update: bi-mode train technology


2017-07-20 DfT-001
276



Archive ::: Speech (full)

Department for Transport13 September 2017
Rail renaissance: dealing with the consequences of success


2017-09-13 DfT-001
277



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport4 October 2017
New rail academy to train 500 apprentices opened by Transport Secretary


2017-10-04 DfT-001
278



Archive ::: Oral statement
2

Department for Transport5 February 2018
Update on the East Coast, West Coast and East Midlands rail franchises


2018-02-05 DfT-002
279



Archive ::: Press release
5

Stagecoach Group5 February 2018
Rail franchising update


2018-02-05 STG-001
280



Archive ::: Written statement

Department for Transport12 February 2019
Second additional provision to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill


2019-02-12 DfT-002
281



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport14 August 2019
West Coast marks new partnership model for rail


2019-08-14 DfT-001
282



Archive ::: Press release
7

West Coast Partnership26 November 2019
FirstGroup and Trenitalia announce new managing directors for West Coast Partnership rail franchise


2019-11-26 WCP-001
283



Archive ::: Press release
6

Avanti West Coast27 November 2019
Avanti West Coast unveiled as name for new partnership railway


2019-11-27 AWC-001
284



Archive ::: Press release
4

FirstGroup6 December 2019
First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast


2019-12-06 FIR-001
285



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport22 June 2020
Thousands of hours in delays to be saved as UK’s first mainline digital railway introduced


2020-06-22 DfT-001
286



Archive ::: Press release

Department for Transport22 July 2020
Major Birmingham University station upgrade will boost economy and improve journeys for passengers


2020-07-22 DfT-001
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