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12 January 2015
First Christmas disruption report due today


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16 January 2015
Report critical of Government's rail plans


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23 January 2015
Network Rail 'must regain confidence'


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19 February 2015
East Anglia franchise competition begins


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27 February 2015
Northern, Transpennine Express details published


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3 March 2015
Community Rail boost for rural Suffolk lines


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6 March 2015
Bold plans revealed for more northern electrification


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10 March 2015
FirstGroup lays down gauntlet on East Coast


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18 March 2015
£6m rail innovation competition is opened for bids


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18 March 2015
DfT still 'confident' about Network Rail board


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18 March 2015
Major plans on the way for Waterloo lines upgrade


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18 March 2015
New Great Western franchise confirmed by Chancellor


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20 March 2015
First wins TransPennine Express extension


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23 March 2015
More new Great Western trains are part of franchise award


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24 March 2015
Derby to build new trains for First Great Western


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30 March 2015
Network Rail privatisation rumour rejected by DfT


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10 April 2015
'Real terms' fares freeze expected from Conservatives


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11 May 2015
New Whitehall transport team to be named


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2 June 2015
Three bidders named for Greater Anglia shortlist


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10 June 2015
Transpennine electrification delayed indefinitely


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11 June 2015
Network Rail spending more than £120m a week


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17 June 2015
HS2 construction 'to start in 2017'


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26 June 2015
Dismay after Network Rail cash crisis revealed


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29 June 2015
Talks continue over future of Network Rail


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1 July 2015
Majority vote for RMT strike at First Great Western


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6 July 2015
Government’s robust rejection of Lords’ HS2 criticisms


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7 July 2015
Stagecoach to rebid for SWT after talks fail


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13 July 2015
Sheffield-Leeds HS2 route ‘to be shared with HS3’


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20 July 2015
Transport secretary faces grilling over rail project delays


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30 July 2015
Go-ahead for new hybrid trains to far south west


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7 August 2015
Network Rail comes under fire for 'systemic weakness'


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3 September 2015
Scottish boost for High Speed Rail


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18 September 2015
DfT demands 'Norwich in 90' from next Anglia operator


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30 September 2015
Dismay as electrification plans are ‘un-paused’ but delayed by four years


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13 October 2015
Network Rail crisis to come under spotlight


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16 October 2015
Report calls for expansion of TfL-managed network


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19 October 2015
Sweet flavour for East Midlands Trains relaunch


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22 October 2015
Rising cost of GWML electrification 'staggering' and 'unacceptable'


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6 November 2015
Eurostar sale left taxpayers more than £2bn out of pocket


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9 November 2015
Major railway projects to continue


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9 November 2015
Railway braced for spending cuts


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13 November 2015
Network Rail report fuels privatisation debate


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16 November 2015
Construction costs of HS2 are 'set to rise'


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20 November 2015
Network Rail looks like 'Greece on rails'


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23 November 2015
Funding approval means green light for Croxley Link


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24 November 2015
Franchising poses 'emerging risks' three years after West Coast collapse


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3 December 2015
London Midland wins franchise extension


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9 December 2015
Arriva and FirstGroup promise new trains for North


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9 December 2015
Franchise awards 'make Northern Powerhouse a reality'


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11 December 2015
Abellio makes East Anglia pledge after Stagecoach exit


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18 January 2016
New stations open in West Midlands


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20 January 2016
Eurostar sale evidence of 'undervalued' assets–MPs


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12 February 2016
Heathrow Crossrail levy plan sparks clash with DfT


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15 February 2016
Virgin extends more East Coast services to Scotland


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11 March 2016
ExCeL London hosts Infrarail 2016


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16 March 2016
Shaw rules out Network Rail privatisation


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18 March 2016
New rail compensation plans are unveiled


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22 March 2016
New Scottish high speed plans unveiled


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24 March 2016
£800m Waterloo investment is 'not before time'


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29 March 2016
Railways' rate of improvement is 'unacceptably slow'


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1 April 2016
New start for north as franchises are launched


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7 April 2016
West Midlands shortlist announced


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12 April 2016
Consultation reveals 'deep scepticism' about railway industry


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10 May 2016
West Coast franchise consultation launched


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18 May 2016
Disruption as Southern conductors strike for third day


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24 May 2016
New Thameslink train goes on show in London


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31 May 2016
Birmingham New Street tram extension opens


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2 June 2016
Network Rail takes to the sky


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8 June 2016
Tram users are happier than those on trains


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10 June 2016
Boost for Derby with new Electrostar order


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16 June 2016
First and MTR join forces to bid for South Western


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16 June 2016
Thameslink troubles set to halve profits


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28 June 2016
Route changes on the way for HS2 in South Yorkshire


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12 July 2016
Frustrated commuters call for action over Southern


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14 July 2016
Cabinet reshuffle: Patrick McLoughlin leaves DfT


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15 July 2016
'Ashamed' rail minister Claire Perry steps down


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18 July 2016
Great Western switches on


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8 August 2016
News points: Monday 8 August 2016


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10 August 2016
Abellio keeps Anglia franchise until 2025


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12 August 2016
Government yields to protests over Island Line plan


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1 September 2016
DfT announces £20m improvement fund for Southern


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8 September 2016
Southern Judicial Review fund tops £12,000


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8 September 2016
Think tank urges part-privatisation of Network Rail


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13 September 2016
‘Passionate’ DfT minister launches major railfreight strategy


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14 September 2016
MPs voice fresh concerns about HS2


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29 September 2016
CrossCountry franchise extension confirmed


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14 October 2016
Rail passengers have been ‘badly let down’, say MPs


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18 October 2016
'Transformative' Greater Anglia franchise starts


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24 October 2016
It’s goodbye to ATOC in industry shake-up


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8 November 2016
Franchise contracts could block greater transparency over late trains


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9 November 2016
Audit Office calls for GW electrification rethink


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14 November 2016
East West rail link details expected in New Year


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15 November 2016
HS2 Phase 2 plans are a ‘shot in arm’ for economy


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23 November 2016
Funding for East West rail and Digital Railway


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19 December 2016
New talks offer as 'determined' Southern conductors


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4 January 2017
Southern to deploy buses during strikes


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6 January 2017
Transport secretary offers peace talks in DOO dispute


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11 January 2017
National Express to sell c2c to Italian railways


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12 January 2017
DOO appeal set to be heard by Supreme Court


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17 January 2017
Mitsui to own 40% of Greater Anglia franchise


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17 January 2017
Southern drivers' strikes suspended for new talks


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20 January 2017
HS2 train procurement launched


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20 January 2017
West Coast/HS2 franchise 'once in a lifetime opportunity'


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25 January 2017
Bill to limit effects of rail strikes rejected by MPs


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27 January 2017
Government plays down Southern ‘nationalisation’ reports


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1 February 2017
Ticket-splitting comes in from the cold


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6 February 2017
Franchising 'fails to deliver for passengers' say MPs


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13 February 2017
Italian purchase of c2c franchise confirmed


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20 February 2017
Last-minute bid to block HS2


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20 February 2017
Railfreight grants drop could mean ‘thousands of additional lorries’


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23 February 2017
HS2 Bill receives Royal Assent


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1 March 2017
Three shortlisted for East Midlands franchise


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3 March 2017
Electrification plans in doubt


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13 March 2017
Three operators hit by DOO strikes


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14 March 2017
New Network Rail Alliance for South Eastern


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15 March 2017
Underground extension at risk with ‘£50m shortfall’


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21 March 2017
Manchester unveils station takeover plan


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27 March 2017
First, MTR beat Stagecoach to win South West Trains


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3 April 2017
Hundreds celebrate reopening of Ilkeston station


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3 April 2017
Tyne & Wear Metro ‘renationalised’


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20 April 2017
NAO highlights smart ticketing failings


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25 April 2017
SNCF joins bid for West Coast Partnership


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20 June 2017
First, MTR unveil new trains for South Western


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22 June 2017
More foreign contenders on franchise shortlists


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23 June 2017
Southern warns of service cuts when ASLEF ban starts


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29 June 2017
Court orders DfT to make decision about Southern


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3 July 2017
Franchising timetable slips again


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10 July 2017
Three more strikes staged in DCO dispute


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13 July 2017
Govia to pay £13.4m for Southern disruption


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14 July 2017
RMT drivers join ASLEF walkouts on Southern


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17 July 2017
HS2 contractors named


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17 July 2017
West Midlands award slips back again


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19 July 2017
Southern strikes suspended


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20 July 2017
DfT scraps electrification schemes


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10 August 2017
Abellio wins West Midlands franchise


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10 August 2017
RMT voices new staffing concerns


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15 August 2017
Fares rise leads to fresh calls for renationalisation


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15 August 2017
Rail industry braces for fare increase decision


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23 August 2017
Mayor warns North has ‘run out of patience’ over transport


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23 November 2017
National Audit Office issues Thameslink warning


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6 December 2017
Kenilworth station delay is ‘beyond disappointing’


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2 January 2018
Government may rethink basis for rail fare rises


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8 January 2018
RMT calls for summit to break DOO deadlock


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10 January 2018
Thameslink Programme ‘not yet value for money’


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12 January 2018
Mayor renews call for TfL control in wake of GTR report


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18 January 2018
New Transport ministers facing ‘key challenges’


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22 January 2018
MPs urge government to reduce rail fare increases


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7 February 2018
Don’t gamble with our economy’, DfT is told


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12 February 2018
MPs launch second probe into East Coast collapse


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21 March 2018
Grayling seeks private investment for rail


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27 March 2018
Falling franchise earnings trigger emergency support


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29 March 2018
Chris Grayling cancelled electrification to save money


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17 April 2018
Stop-skipping figures blamed on railway congestion


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18 April 2018
Fears grow over true cost of HS2


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24 April 2018
First/Trenitalia back away from East Midlands


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27 April 2018
Report condemns DfT’s ‘totally unacceptable’ franchise management


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1 May 2018
Council to probe why station opening was delayed


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10 May 2018
Digital Railway plans move to next stage


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14 May 2018
Talks set to take place over new Heathrow line


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15 May 2018
East Coast announcement rumours grow


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16 May 2018
‘Disappointed’ Stagecoach loses East Coast franchise


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18 May 2018
East Coast: now the post-mortem begins


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6 June 2018
Northern crisis continues, as new strike dates are called


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13 June 2018
Open access track charges set to rise


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15 June 2018
Beleaguered Thameslink chief steps down


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20 June 2018
Chris Grayling survives confidence challenge


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28 June 2018
MPs want cancelled electrification schemes rescued


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3 July 2018
Senior Conservatives ‘discuss scrapping HS2’


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11 July 2018
Former Network Rail chief rejects franchising model


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17 July 2018
DfT admits it had doubts about East Coast revenue targets


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18 July 2018
‘Stark’ lack of Welsh rail investment revealed


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19 July 2018
GTR crisis grows ahead of recess


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30 July 2018
Many services restored on Northern


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31 July 2018
Official letter describes ‘toxic’ nature of DOO


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13 August 2018
More Northern problems fuel fares debate


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3 September 2018
HS2 ‘delayed’, while critics plan alternative transport schemes


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5 September 2018
Major franchising shake-up could be on the way


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6 September 2018
RMT in new clash over London Overground staffing


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12 September 2018
‘Fundamental’ railway reform needed, says East Coast report


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17 September 2018
Major railway review ‘could be announced this week’


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20 September 2018
ORR condemns timetable chaos: Grayling promises reform


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11 October 2018
Chris Grayling set to announce scope of rail review


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11 October 2018
Scope of ‘root and branch’ rail review revealed


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16 October 2018
Network Rail steps up Dawlish resilience plan


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19 October 2018
Greater Anglia funding crisis: union says ‘renationalise’


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24 October 2018
Overground ticket office closure decision delayed


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25 October 2018
Delayed tram-trains start running in Yorkshire


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31 October 2018
ORR gives green light to Network Rail’s £35bn plans


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5 November 2018
Northern ‘in crisis talks’ over revenue shortfall


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9 November 2018
Crossrail storm, as London Mayor is accused of ‘incompetence’


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14 November 2018
FirstGroup starts renegotiation of SWR franchise


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22 November 2018
Thameslink director to run East West Rail


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27 November 2018
HS2 reports to stay secret, says DfT


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29 November 2018
Northern strike goes ahead, in spite of RMT offer


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5 December 2018
Northern peace talks collapse


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7 December 2018
RMT calls new South Western strike


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8 December 2018
RMT Christmas strike on SWR will cause ‘maximum misery’


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17 December 2018
Christmas present for delayed Northern passengers


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20 December 2018
New Northern strikes called as RMT rejects inquiry


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4 January 2019
RMT set to stage 43rd Northern strike


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10 January 2019
Accusations mount in Crossrail dispute


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15 January 2019
New 30-year West Midlands rail plan unveiled


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23 January 2019
HS2 has wrong name and inadequate budget, says former chairman


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24 January 2019
HS2 must be completed in full, say business leaders


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15 February 2019
Grayling announces new funding for Dawlish


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27 February 2019
Williams sets the stage for rail revolution


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5 March 2019
Union rejects open access proposal as ‘nonsense’


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5 March 2019
Welcome for extension of Midland electrification


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19 March 2019
DfT should stop ‘intervening’ in railway affairs–RDG chief


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3 April 2019
MPs ‘alarmed’ over Crossrail delays


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4 April 2019
Passenger numbers rise on Virgin West Coast


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8 April 2019
Open access operators near top of complaints list


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10 April 2019
Franchise ban for Stagecoach: Abellio wins East Midlands


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11 April 2019
Franchises face growing pensions pressure


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12 April 2019
RMT threatens strikes and MPs protest as pensions row goes on


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15 April 2019
Stagecoach demands ‘full and transparent explanation’ over pensions ruling


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16 April 2019
DfT franchise pensions statement now awaited


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17 April 2019
DfT response to Stagecoach ‘vague and incomplete’


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24 April 2019
Virgin calls for all-reserved ‘airline style’ railways


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29 April 2019
SNCF may challenge Chris Grayling in court over pensions row


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30 April 2019
Rail Delivery Group proposes revival of Strategic Rail Authority


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2 May 2019
Branson says franchise competitions should be cancelled


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3 May 2019
Crossrail costs were boosted by lack of ‘realistic plan’


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8 May 2019
Stagecoach to sue DfT over franchise bid rejection


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12 May 2019
Now DB sues Grayling as well


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16 May 2019
HS2 has ‘fundamental flaws’ says Lords committee


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24 May 2019
West Coast bidders start legal action against DfT


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29 May 2019
Frustrated mayors call for Northern franchise to end


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3 June 2019
Arriva takes franchise leak claim to court


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5 June 2019
FirstGroup investor war gathers strength


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7 June 2019
7 June: news in brief


Privatisation is ‘Frankenstein monster’
Just in case
Beeching in reverse


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7 June 2019
Southeastern deal unresolved as deadline approaches


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11 June 2019
11 June: news in brief


Reservations required
Sidings


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13 June 2019
13 June: news in brief


Southeastern rescue deal
Hydrogen train breakthrough


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24 June 2019
24 June: news in brief


New Network Rail regions launched
Manchester sets out integrated transport plan


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25 June 2019
25 June: news in brief


FirstGroup fights for rail businesses today
Grand Central confirms Blackpool open access plan


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26 June 2019
FirstGroup fights off challenge from US investors


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26 June 2019
Stagecoach to stop running trains


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28 June 2019
RMT prepares for national rail strike ballot over pensions


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2 July 2019
2 July: news in brief


Concern over ‘gag’ on major rail schemes


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8 July 2019
8 July: news in brief


£150m plan unveiled for Gatwick Airport station
TfL accused of withholding ‘vital’ information after tram crash
New fund to make rail more accessible
Road reopens after repeated bridge strikes


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8 July 2019
Virgin says British franchise market ‘becoming uninvestable’


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10 July 2019
10 July: news in brief


Welsh rail network has been ‘underfunded for years’
Victoria back in business
Pacers still on the way out


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10 July 2019
DfT’s Brexit settlement with Eurotunnel was ‘window-dressing’, say MPs


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11 July 2019
DfT hints that franchising is reaching the end of the line


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15 July 2019
15 July: news in brief


Euston funding gap defended by DfT
Grayling’s £9m payout to Heathrow comes under fire


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16 July 2019
Keith Williams rules out Network Rail as franchise controller


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16 July 2019
Williams wants to take railway management away from DfT


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18 July 2019
Ambitious transport plans unveiled for Sheffield region


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19 July 2019
Arriva sues government for £200m over rejected East Midlands bid


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19 July 2019
Taxpayers ‘let down by delay and climbing costs of Crossrail’


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22 July 2019
22 July: news in brief


Upgrade for Cardiff Central announced by DfT
Northern Ireland railways threatened by funding cut


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23 July 2019
HS2 challenges grow


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24 July 2019
Chris Grayling reaches the end of the line


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5 August 2019
5 August: news in brief


High Court refuses to reject claims from frustrated franchise bidders


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6 August 2019
6 August: news in brief


Second station funding boost for West Midlands


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7 August 2019
South Eastern franchise competition cancelled


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8 August 2019
New pressure on DfT after franchise competition was cancelled


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18 August 2019
Abellio takes over on Midland Main Line


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21 August 2019
21 August: news in brief


Transport secretary ‘more open’ about TfL suburban expansion
Consulation launched about redesigned Birmingham station


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27 August 2019
Ministers accused of HS2 costs cover-up


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17 September 2019
£26m to rescue Island Line


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20 September 2019
Grant Shapps wants rail fares paid to independent body


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11 October 2019
Rumours grow over future of HS2


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14 October 2019
Rail franchising could face the axe in 2020


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28 October 2019
News in brief: 28 October


More hints about Williams Review expected today
DfT starts negotiations over next Greater Western franchise
Welsh Marches Line blocked by flood damage


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7 November 2019
MPs’ group backs plan for new rail ‘guiding mind’


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8 January 2020
Survival of South Western Railway franchise in ‘significant doubt’


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15 January 2020
Union threatens national rail strike as pensions row flares


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20 January 2020
Rejected franchise claims move to High Court as firms sue DfT


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21 January 2020
Arriva settles legal dispute with DfT over East Midlands franchise


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21 January 2020
Shapps calls more information ahead of HS2 decision


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22 January 2020
22 January: news in brief


New Veterans’ Railcard to go on sale this year
‘Black hole’ of £1m revealed in Island Line’s finances


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22 January 2020
SWR no longer sustainable, admits transport secretary


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23 January 2020
23 January: news in brief


Channel Tunnel operator’s revenue hit by Brexit and French unrest
Pacer winners announced


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67213458275



24 January 2020
HS2 still faces ‘significant risks’, says Audit Office report


Railnews report
26261223276



27 January 2020
Northern franchise likely to end within days


Railnews report
67260075277



29 January 2020
Scrapping HS2 ‘would cause 30 years of delays’


Railnews report
94486416278



6 February 2020
DfT defends record of dealing with SWR


Railnews report
45790554279



16 March 2020
Coronavirus adds pressure to franchise finances


Railnews report
32755620280



20 March 2020
Coronavirus: rail timetables to be sharply reduced


Railnews report
31673921281



30 March 2020
GWR and Southeastern receive new direct awards


Railnews report
68690807282



3 April 2020
Grand Central axes all services for at least two months


Railnews report
29940969283



6 April 2020
Monday essay: can competition work?


Railnews report
92660445284



14 April 2020
Tuesday essay: the end of franchising


Railnews report
43137670285



20 April 2020
Cities call for financial bail-out for trams and light rail


Railnews report
77360422286



24 April 2020
Unions concerned about risks if more train services run


Railnews report
38367934287



4 May 2020
Government support for trams criticised by city leaders


Railnews report
18705494288



6 May 2020
6 May: news in brief


Rail freight hub gets green light in face of protests
Weather-damaged line due to reopen at end of month
c2c managing director to retire
Station plans are lawful
Grand Central launches survey as part of plans to return


Railnews report
66032208289



15 May 2020
Government yields and bails out TfL with up to £1.9bn


Railnews report
71317757290



15 May 2020
Union threatens strike over government’s TfL ‘takeover’


Railnews report
16564513291



18 May 2020
HS2 ‘off course’ report welcomed by critics


Railnews report
65992749292



21 May 2020
21 May: news in brief


Four out of ten still wary of public transport, says survey
Grand Central to stay off the rails for now
Planning permission for ‘largest new station’
Birmingham’s Camp Hill line set to gain third station


Railnews report
53128660293



15 June 2020
Face coverings become mandatory on English trains


Railnews report
61324531294



16 June 2020
Rail bailout has cost £3.5bn so far – but there’s no end in sight


Railnews report
63658035295



29 June 2020
New station opens in County Durham


Railnews report
77149278296



30 June 2020
DfT receives 50 bids for railway reopening funds


Railnews report
14983267297



1 July 2020
Open access operator Grand Central announces ‘measured’ restart


Railnews report
90328050298



10 July 2020
Office of National Statistics may ‘renationalise’ train operators


Railnews report
34688056299



15 July 2020
New scheme for Midlands to improve rail links to Birmingham Airport


Railnews report
79892236300



20 July 2020
New plan for south west railways unveiled


Railnews report
30091036301



20 July 2020
Three-day season tickets are being discussed


Railnews report
48047233302



21 July 2020
RMT threatens all-out Underground strikes in driverless row


Railnews report
43799174303



6 August 2020
East West Rail takes new steps further east


Railnews report
46578080304



1 September 2020
Emergency Measures extended on Great Western Railway


Railnews report
75168652305



2 September 2020
Operators announce increased services to meet demand


Railnews report
28587616306



14 September 2020
Network Rail signals end of the line for diesel trains


Railnews report
89955479307



18 September 2020
Deadline approaches for fate of franchises


Railnews report
20995117308



21 September 2020
Rail franchising comes to an end – official


Railnews report
88599676309



6 October 2020
Protests as operators refuse Advance ticket refunds


Railnews report
97204799310



8 October 2020
Network Rail to work with charities to reduce homelessness


Railnews report
28661663311



8 October 2020
Rail passenger totals fall back to 1850s levels


Railnews report
68504704312



16 October 2020
DfT awards new contract to CrossCountry


Railnews report
36452354313



20 October 2020
Bombardier signs £248m Arriva deal


Railnews report
99214405314



26 October 2020
Government heeds protests about unused Advance tickets


Railnews report
56740457315



27 October 2020
Transport for London crisis grows as funding deadline looms


Railnews report
16330696316



29 October 2020
Government under fire as TfL countdown continues


Railnews report
21168268317



1 November 2020
Last minute reprieve as TfL wins funding deal


Railnews report
59332663318



5 November 2020
Claims that HS2 costs are soaring are ‘baseless’ says DfT


Railnews report
73869885319



23 November 2020
Crossrail could be mothballed as TfL financial crisis continues


Railnews report
21349228320



26 November 2020
RMT claims Eurostar is ‘staring into the abyss’


Railnews report
32999528321



1 December 2020
All clear for Crossrail, as funding is agreed


Railnews report
93563742322



10 December 2020
Passenger figures increased when lockdowns were eased


Railnews report
70559550323



10 December 2020
Two franchises abolished for good, as First and DfT agree terms


Railnews report
92627389324



16 December 2020
Inflation-plus rail fares increase confirmed


Railnews report
70235736325



5 January 2021
Highways England is ‘finishing off what Beeching started’


Railnews report
27847904326



18 January 2021
Eurostar risks collapse after Covid restrictions bite


Railnews report
59363646327



25 January 2021
East West Rail councils welcome funding announcement


Railnews report
18908257328



25 January 2021
Rail union warns of heightened Covid risk to staff


Railnews report
16181970329



2 February 2021
HS2 chairman resigns, while Euston protestors dig in


Railnews report
38366503330



8 February 2021
Welsh railways return to public ownership


Railnews report
84062422331



11 February 2021
ORR’s London-Cardiff open access rejection could be challenged


Railnews report
62779838332



15 February 2021
New station opens quietly – and knotweed is useful at last


Railnews report
66942871333



16 February 2021
Concern grows over Northern Powerhouse Rail


Railnews report
13170964334



22 February 2021
Union claims rail renationalisation is moving ahead


Railnews report
54875464335



25 February 2021
Politicians clash over Transport for the North funding


Railnews report
21476943336



26 February 2021
More trains for leisure and a new name for Network Rail?


Railnews report
43922997337



26 February 2021
Rail minister challenges industry to cut costs


Railnews report
43668575338



1 March 2021
Protests as regulated fares rise by 2.6%


Railnews report
13685650339



2 March 2021
Northern Powerhouse Rail plans submitted on eve of Budget


Railnews report
34793550340



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