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5 January 2015
Demonstrators stage New Year protests at stations


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3 February 2015
Two more German franchises for National Express


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19 February 2015
Labour victory could mean end of the line for franchises


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27 February 2015
Northern, Transpennine Express details published


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1 March 2015
Rail franchising faces 100-day deadline


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2 March 2015
Virgin promises new £3m East Coast fund


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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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31 March 2015
All change for Scots as new franchises start


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10 April 2015
Driver took charge of wrong train


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


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13 April 2015
Labour pledges fares freeze next year


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16 April 2015
LibDems go electric, while UKIP would scrap HS2


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20 April 2015
SNP could change route priorities for HS2


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11 May 2015
New Whitehall transport team to be named


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10 June 2015
Dutch franchise scandal triggers call for ScotRail probe


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16 June 2015
National Express wins two more German rail franchises


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7 July 2015
Stagecoach to rebid for SWT after talks fail


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29 September 2015
Labour conference confirms plans for rail re-nationalisation


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


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13 November 2015
Network Rail report fuels privatisation debate


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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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16 December 2015
National Express wins German franchise challenge


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21 December 2015
Which? files 'super complaint' about train delays


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8 March 2016
Competition authority calls for more open access


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8 March 2016
More funding for East Anglian community lines


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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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16 June 2016
Thameslink troubles set to halve profits


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11 July 2016
Angry commuters demonstrate as Southern cuts services


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10 August 2016
Abellio keeps Anglia franchise until 2025


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13 October 2016
Delay compensation threshold halved to 15 minutes


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


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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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6 December 2016
Grayling urges an end to rail maintenance confrontation


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7 December 2016
Mayor told to stay away from National Rail


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11 January 2017
National Express to sell c2c to Italian railways


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27 January 2017
Government plays down Southern ‘nationalisation’ reports


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13 February 2017
Italian purchase of c2c franchise confirmed


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21 March 2017
Manchester unveils station takeover plan


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20 April 2017
NAO highlights smart ticketing failings


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11 May 2017
Labour manifesto includes slow fade-out for franchises


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12 June 2017
Chris Grayling faces new call for safety talks


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22 June 2017
More foreign contenders on franchise shortlists


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26 June 2017
Corbyn confirms Labour rail nationalisation plans


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3 July 2017
Franchising timetable slips again


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13 July 2017
Newport chosen for new train-building plant


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10 August 2017
Abellio wins West Midlands franchise


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17 October 2017
Bombardier, CAF to build trains for West Midlands


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29 November 2017
Grayling report sets out new vision for rail


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


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12 March 2018
Train operators threatened with surge in compensation claims


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27 March 2018
Falling franchise earnings trigger emergency support


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24 April 2018
First/Trenitalia back away from East Midlands


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25 April 2018
RMT announces new strikes in May


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


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15 May 2018
East Coast announcement rumours grow


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31 May 2018
Tim O’Toole resigns from FirstGroup


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14 June 2018
Passenger figures down again


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19 June 2018
Grayling faces confidence challenge


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20 June 2018
Chris Grayling survives confidence challenge


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11 July 2018
Former Network Rail chief rejects franchising model


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16 July 2018
Thameslink tries more new timetables


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23 August 2018
ScotRail to be opened up to public sector


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


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


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13 September 2018
Compensation boost for delayed Northern passengers


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


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24 September 2018
Labour widens railway nationalisation door


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2 October 2018
Compensation for train delays to be boosted again


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12 October 2018
RMT announces more strike days on Northern


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23 October 2018
Grayling faces difficult Thameslink decision


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16 November 2018
Chris Grayling ‘set to stay’ in worsening Brexit row


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19 November 2018
Most likely causes of rail growth unveiled in report


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17 December 2018
Christmas present for delayed Northern passengers


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19 December 2018
Discreet open access plan sparks Christmas fluster


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14 January 2019
DB may sell Arriva to plug E4bn funding gap


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25 January 2019
Lack of delay investigation is ‘scandalous’, says NR chief


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


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1 April 2019
Greater Anglia, GWR launch Delay Repay 15


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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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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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2 May 2019
Branson says franchise competitions should be cancelled


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24 May 2019
West Coast bidders start legal action against DfT


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28 May 2019
Poll claims most people oppose rail privatisation


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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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17 June 2019
17 June: news in brief


Arriva bidders
Open access proposal for Wales
Borders electrification
Electrification needed to meet zero emissions goal


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


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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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31 July 2019
31 July: news in brief


Fourth strike called on East Midlands Trains
Hitachi Rail UK wins £400m East Midlands fleet order
More strikes called on Merseyrail


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14 August 2019
First, Trenitalia win West Coast Partnership franchise


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


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14 October 2019
Rail franchising could face the axe in 2020


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15 October 2019
Queen’s Speech promises ‘railway reform’


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


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20 December 2019
‘Deeply frustrated’ minister issues slap on wrist to rail operators


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


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9 January 2020
Franchising crisis deepens as West Midlands joins the doubtful list


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14 January 2020
14 January: news in brief


Chaudhry-van der Velde to leave troubled West Midlands
New vehicle-carrying contract for DRS
London Waterloo keeps top spot as busiest station


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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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27 January 2020
Northern franchise likely to end within days


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29 January 2020
Northern franchise to be terminated by DfT


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18 March 2020
Timetables trimmed as travel falls away in virus emergency


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30 March 2020
GWR and Southeastern receive new direct awards


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1 April 2020
1 April: news in brief


Labour publishes ‘shadow rail white paper’


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6 April 2020
Monday essay: can competition work?


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14 April 2020
Tuesday essay: the end of franchising


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


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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


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3 June 2020
Keolis chairman dismissed after four months in the job


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4 June 2020
Rail passenger numbers fell ‘dramatically’ in March, says ORR


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


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25 June 2020
Shapps gives green light to National Rail concessions


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


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20 July 2020
Three-day season tickets are being discussed


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1 September 2020
Emergency Measures extended on Great Western Railway


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2 September 2020
Operators announce increased services to meet demand


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18 September 2020
Deadline approaches for fate of franchises


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21 September 2020
Rail franchising comes to an end – official


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14 October 2020
New Scottish light rail funding is ‘disappointing’


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


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3 November 2020
Open access services cancelled again


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16 November 2020
Protests follow reports of inflation-plus fare rises


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