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7 January 2015
Network Rail apologises for London Bridge problems


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9 January 2015
Dawlish plan could be 'act of nuisance'


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12 January 2015
Christmas disruption caused by multiple failings


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12 January 2015
First Christmas disruption report due today


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13 January 2015
Northampton station opens and North moves forward


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15 January 2015
Network Rail, Southern apologise for performance problems


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16 January 2015
Report critical of Government's rail plans


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21 January 2015
Eversholt Rail set to be sold for £1bn


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23 January 2015
Network Rail 'must regain confidence'


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16 February 2015
Many passengers delayed, claims report


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20 February 2015
Plans for more 24-hour trains are unveiled in London


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23 February 2015
New railway to Stansted Airport is 'vital'


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


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4 March 2015
British stake in Eurostar set to be sold for £757m


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12 March 2015
Contract signed for '£1 fleet' for ScotRail


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16 March 2015
Network Rail to deploy Easter army of 14,000


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17 March 2015
Railfreight 'contributes £1.6bn to British economy'


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20 March 2015
Major rail investment plans for North unveiled


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24 March 2015
Lords Committee gives thumbs down to HS2


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3 April 2015
West Coast ban after serious SPAD near Swindon


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15 April 2015
Conservatives promise more electrification


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5 May 2015
Railfreight ‘must match road sector innovation’


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21 May 2015
London Overground set to be hit by strike


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6 June 2015
Train travel totals reach new heights


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10 June 2015
Dutch franchise scandal triggers call for ScotRail probe


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


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12 June 2015
New joint leadership for South West alliance


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12 June 2015
ORR investigates Network Rail's 'slow start'


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16 June 2015
Minister signals possible return of parcels by train


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26 June 2015
Dismay after Network Rail cash crisis revealed


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20 July 2015
Transport secretary admits NR costs are still not clear


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24 July 2015
Latest Calais incidents risk 'long-lasting damage' to railfreight


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


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6 August 2015
Younger people increasingly turning to trains


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


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10 August 2015
Network Rail faces £2m fine for timetable errors


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11 August 2015
Northern Powerhouse plan to be unveiled


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3 September 2015
'Momentous occasion' as Intercity Express factory opens


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3 September 2015
Plans for new Merseyrail fleet move ahead


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3 September 2015
Scottish boost for High Speed Rail


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7 September 2015
Queues form for first trains on reopened Borders line


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


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20 September 2015
Birmingham New Street opens its doors


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21 September 2015
The Great Western Railway is back in business


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4 October 2015
Rail and metro projects shortlisted for major award


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5 October 2015
Rail campaigners welcome news of National Infrastructure Commission


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6 October 2015
£44m transformation completed at Manchester Victoria


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13 October 2015
Network Rail crisis to come under spotlight


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19 October 2015
Sweet flavour for East Midlands Trains relaunch


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9 November 2015
Major railway projects to continue


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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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19 November 2015
Major Midland Metro expansion plans unveiled


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


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23 November 2015
£30,000 reward for conviction of signal cable arsonists


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


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26 November 2015
Network Rail 'in new tight financial envelope'


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7 December 2015
Flood damage will keep West Coast closed for days


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9 December 2015
Steam operator prosecuted over Great Western SPAD


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18 January 2016
Scottish High Speed plans are shelved 'in secret'


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


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3 February 2016
Passenger figures break 90-year record


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12 February 2016
Heathrow Crossrail levy plan sparks clash with DfT


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18 February 2016
Heritage operator off the rails over safety fears


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23 February 2016
HS2 Bill Committee report has 'failed to deliver'


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25 February 2016
Flying Scotsman trespassers block East Coast Main Line


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2 March 2016
Heathrow Express fleet withdrawn indefinitely


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11 March 2016
ExCeL London hosts Infrarail 2016


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14 March 2016
DB Regio set to lose Tyne & Wear Metro contract


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15 March 2016
Green light for HS3 and Crossrail 2


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16 March 2016
“We are laying the track” – Chancellor confirms HS3


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16 March 2016
Shaw rules out Network Rail privatisation


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21 March 2016
West Coast prosecution delayed again


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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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24 March 2016
West Coast returns to the rails after safety shake-up


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14 April 2016
New railfreight hub proposed for West Midlands


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15 April 2016
Upgrading West Coast line 'not an alternative to HS2'


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9 May 2016
Work starts on construction of HS2 colleges


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1 June 2016
Borders Railway passenger figures ahead of target


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2 June 2016
Strategic railfreight interchange debate ignites


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8 June 2016
Tram users are happier than those on trains


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13 June 2016
Birthday honours for railway people


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27 June 2016
HS2 could be casualty of Brexit


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


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6 July 2016
Scottish project delays cause 'disappointment'


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13 July 2016
Contactless export deal will help London fares freeze


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25 July 2016
Converted Underground train could be running soon


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12 August 2016
Government yields to protests over Island Line plan


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18 August 2016
RMT promises 'extreme vigilance' as Night Tube starts


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


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13 October 2016
Contenders named for next Welsh franchise


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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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19 October 2016
Eurotunnel prepares to sell GB Railfreight


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20 October 2016
Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail


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31 October 2016
New ultimatum in Southern DOO dispute


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8 November 2016
Great Western electrification projects go on hold


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9 November 2016
Audit Office calls for GW electrification rethink


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


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17 November 2016
New speed restrictions following tram crash


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23 November 2016
Funding for East West rail and Digital Railway


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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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7 December 2016
Network Rail puts project funding under spotlight


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13 December 2016
Southern at a standstill


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8 February 2017
Crisis warnings on Transport for London


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8 February 2017
Famous swing bridge set to go in Greater Anglia wishlist


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20 February 2017
Last-minute bid to block HS2


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23 February 2017
Green light for launch of HS2


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23 February 2017
HS2 Bill receives Royal Assent


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14 March 2017
New Network Rail Alliance for South Eastern


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29 March 2017
Rail suppliers’ warning over Brexit


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4 April 2017
Sheffield tram trains to be tested in service soon


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11 April 2017
Borders Railway could be extended to Carlisle


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19 April 2017
Bechtel wins controversial HS2 contract


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20 April 2017
NAO highlights smart ticketing failings


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9 May 2017
Scottish devolution of BTP debated


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


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21 June 2017
HS2 commitment confirmed in Queen’s Speech


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


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3 July 2017
Franchising timetable slips again


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4 July 2017
Tram-train project costs have soared


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10 July 2017
High Speed students to learn from Eurostar


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11 July 2017
August rail upgrade programme will be biggest yet


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12 July 2017
East West link announcement ‘within days’


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12 July 2017
Integration could return on East West link


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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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15 July 2017
All change at Metrolink as KeolisAmey takes over


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17 July 2017
HS2 contractors named


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20 July 2017
DfT scraps electrification schemes


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20 July 2017
Rail network ‘now full in many areas’


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21 August 2017
First, MTR take charge on South Western


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


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13 September 2017
Windsor project could create ‘M25 rail route’


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11 October 2017
Speculation grows about Network Rail funding


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23 October 2017
Lime Street is back in business


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7 November 2017
London Bridge modernisation reaches final stages


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22 November 2017
More funding for city regions in Autumn Budget


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28 November 2017
‘Bold plan’ unveiled to expand rail network


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29 November 2017
Grayling report sets out new vision for rail


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4 December 2017
City celebrates Virgin East Coast exit


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8 December 2017
Tram crash driver may have been in ‘microsleep’


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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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15 January 2018
Carillion liquidation raises questions over HS2


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16 January 2018
Emerging vision for Northern Powerhouse rail unveiled


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16 January 2018
Funding earmarked for ‘critical’ South Wales Metro project


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18 January 2018
Abellio says Welsh bid has survived Carillion collapse


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18 January 2018
New Transport ministers facing ‘key challenges’


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29 January 2018
Probe launched into early scrapping of East Coast


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


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2 March 2018
Siemens signs lease for British train-building factory


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19 March 2018
TfL to charge Heathrow premium on Elizabeth Line


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21 March 2018
Grayling seeks private investment for rail


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


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10 May 2018
Digital Railway plans move to next stage


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16 May 2018
400 more Thameslink trains a day


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23 May 2018
Winner of Welsh franchise announced


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25 May 2018
National Rail trains to score heritage first


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26 May 2018
National Rail trains score heritage first


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5 June 2018
Grayling announces disruption inquiry


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11 June 2018
Criticism of honour for Mark Carne


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11 June 2018
New depot to be built for Welsh Metro


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28 June 2018
MPs want cancelled electrification schemes rescued


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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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1 August 2018
Ban for ‘misleading’ ads from Eurostar and Gatwick Express


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6 August 2018
HS2 needs £43bn invested in related transport links


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23 August 2018
ScotRail to be opened up to public sector


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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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11 September 2018
Intercity Express problems mount on East Coast


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


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14 September 2018
New trains for Northern start British tests


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


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19 September 2018
Plans to merge BTP and Police Scotland ‘may never happen’


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1 October 2018
Boris Johnson under fire over anti-HS2 remarks


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4 October 2018
European cash boost for South Wales Metro


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8 October 2018
‘Economic renewal’ promised in Welsh rail plans


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23 October 2018
Grayling faces difficult Thameslink decision


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25 October 2018
Delayed tram-trains start running in Yorkshire


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


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8 November 2018
Blackpool’s economy was hit by Northern disruption


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14 November 2018
FirstGroup starts renegotiation of SWR franchise


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15 November 2018
Trains for HS2 could be built in Scotland


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27 November 2018
HS2 reports to stay secret, says DfT


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4 December 2018
Thameslink profits confiscated as MPs publish scathing report


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6 December 2018
Performance falls again


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12 December 2018
Lessons learnt from Clapham crash are ’fading’ 30 years on


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


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21 January 2019
East West Rail seeks partners to develop Cambridge link


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


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


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30 January 2019
Network Rail awards contracts worth £5bn


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5 February 2019
‘World Class’ Old Oak Common images unveiled by HS2


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13 February 2019
‘Radical’ Network Rail changes unveiled


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25 February 2019
Network Rail launches sale of Valley Lines


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27 February 2019
Williams sets the stage for rail revolution


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1 March 2019
No-deal Brexit could threaten Channel rail freight


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5 March 2019
Welcome for extension of Midland electrification


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12 March 2019
Green light for East Coast Azumas


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13 March 2019
East West consultation gets thousands of responses


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27 March 2019
Termination remains a ‘possibility’ for ScotRail


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2 April 2019
Government supports Borders Railway study


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3 April 2019
Police hunt railway Brexit protestors


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3 April 2019
Union says railway Brexit protests are acts of ‘sabotage’


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


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


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26 April 2019
‘Cautionary’ welcome for Crossrail rescue plan


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14 May 2019
HS2 alternatives report is ‘fantasy and fiction’


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


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29 May 2019
Frustrated mayors call for Northern franchise to end


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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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10 June 2019
10 June: news in brief

11.40 update
Scrapping HS2 would be ‘mad’–McLoughlin
Disruption kept quiet
Dawlish update


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21 June 2019
Commons report questions need for HS2


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24 June 2019
ScotRail set to survive after standards rise


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5 July 2019
5 July: news in brief


RMT announces strikes on East Midlands Trains
Chris Grayling in ‘misunderstanding’ row
Tests underway on first Bombardier train for Great Anglia
Land for Crossrail 2 ‘should be safeguarded’
Only First Class will do


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


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17 July 2019
17 July: news in brief


Govia Thameslink Railway fined £1 million after passenger was killed
Three Saturday strikes set to go ahead on East Midlands
Union wins recognition on Elizabeth Line
HS2 petitions invited after Crewe section Bill passes Third Reading


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18 July 2019
Ambitious transport plans unveiled for Sheffield region


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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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24 July 2019
Chris Grayling reaches the end of the line


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13 August 2019
13 August: news in brief


Drug user jailed after setting fire to station
Union calls for action after Caledonian Sleeper overran at Edinburgh
New Merseyrail trains will be ‘too long’ for some stations
HS2 ‘should be built more quickly in north’


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3 September 2019
HS2 to cost more and take longer


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12 September 2019
Prime Minister urged to support £3.5bn Midlands rail plan


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17 September 2019
£26m to rescue Island Line


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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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11 November 2019
11 November: news in brief


Boris Johnson is ‘wary’ of scrapping HS2
Floods still causing problems in north of England
RMT to ballot Underground cleaners over pay
Free travel on anniversary of Armistice


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5 January 2020
Storm breaks after Berkeley publishes his HS2 review


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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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16 January 2020
Doubts grow over future of HS2 between London and Birmingham


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


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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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4 March 2020
4 March: news in brief


TransPennine Express md leaves at short notice
Urgent safety advice issued by RAIB after death of driver
West Coast Main Line reopens after storm damage
Boost for rail freight in Scotland
Stabling sidings open at Norwich


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


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12 June 2020
Borders Rail campaign 'vindicated' by HS2 report


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9 July 2020
‘Disappointment’ after Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs leaves out rail


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13 July 2020
Scottish trains set to be more crowded after lockdown eases today


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


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15 July 2020
Stobart leaves rail to concentrate on air in £1,000 sale


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6 August 2020
East West Rail takes new steps further east


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11 August 2020
HS2’s giant tunnelling machines prepare for New Year launch


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12 August 2020
Government asked to invest £5bn in northern England


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14 August 2020
Torrential rain in Scotland leaves legacy of disruption


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21 August 2020
Crossrail delayed until 2022, while costs are set to rise still further


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


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21 September 2020
Rail franchising comes to an end – official


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8 October 2020
HS2 eastern spur to Leeds ‘in doubt’


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14 October 2020
More apprentice posts announced for HS2


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22 October 2020
Transport for Wales to be nationalised


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28 October 2020
Upgrade scheme unveiled for Cornish network


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12 November 2020
Eleven recommendations in final RAIB Margam fatalities report


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