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23 January 2015
Network Rail 'must regain confidence'


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3 February 2015
Landslip line will stay closed 'for several weeks'


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5 February 2015
Watford work cancelled because of landslip


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6 February 2015
New vision for railway, but 'there is much more to do'


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16 February 2015
Demand for rail continues to grow, but some TOCs lose money


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16 February 2015
Many passengers delayed, claims report


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4 March 2015
Harbury landslip line to reopen three weeks early


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5 March 2015
First 319s run on Northern route


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6 March 2015
Bold plans revealed for more northern electrification


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9 March 2015
More rolling stock needed as passenger growth rises again


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10 March 2015
FirstGroup lays down gauntlet on East Coast


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12 March 2015
First Intercity Express arrives at Southampton


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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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20 March 2015
Major rail investment plans for North unveiled


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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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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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2 June 2015
Three bidders named for Greater Anglia shortlist


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6 June 2015
Train travel totals reach new heights


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


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


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7 July 2015
Disruption ahead as union members prepare to strike


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


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3 August 2015
TfL signs controversial contract for subsurface signalling


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5 August 2015
Unions 'want 32-hour week' for Underground staff


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2 September 2015
Fresh migrant breakthroughs affect Channel Tunnel


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4 September 2015
European Commission under fire for refusing railfreight grant


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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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2 October 2015
Passenger growth continues – and North/South gap widens


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15 October 2015
Three Bridges depot opens its doors


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19 October 2015
Sweet flavour for East Midlands Trains relaunch


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3 November 2015
Boost for Bombardier as more 387s are ordered


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19 November 2015
Royal opening for Birmingham New Street


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20 November 2015
Interiors of London Crossrail trains are unveiled


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3 December 2015
London Midland wins franchise extension


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11 January 2016
War of words over Underground strike threat


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18 January 2016
London Underground shortlists builders of driverless trains


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19 January 2016
West Coast Main Line to stay blocked until March


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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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23 February 2016
Forget Crossrail – now it's the Elizabeth Line


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21 March 2016
Number of trains in British fleet 'could almost double'


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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
Network Rail seeks funders for Welsh rail upgrades


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


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5 April 2016
Mystery overhead line damage disrupts West Coast


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7 April 2016
West Midlands shortlist announced


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13 April 2016
New trains boost to deal with 'unprecedented' demand


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3 May 2016
Network Rail celebrates May Day successes


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9 May 2016
Watchdog urges better relationship with passengers


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10 May 2016
West Coast franchise consultation launched


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24 May 2016
New Thameslink train goes on show in London


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2 June 2016
Rail complaints fall, but targets are still missed


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8 June 2016
Tram users are happier than those on trains


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8 July 2016
Minister has 'resilience plan' as more ScotRail strikes loom


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13 July 2016
Contactless export deal will help London fares freeze


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19 July 2016
London Bridge disruption continues


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10 August 2016
Abellio keeps Anglia franchise until 2025


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16 August 2016
Regulated rail fares set to rise by 1.9%


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


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19 September 2016
Consultation launched over new Govia Thameslink services


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19 September 2016
Services on landslip line return to normal


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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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20 October 2016
Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail


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8 November 2016
Great Western electrification projects go on hold


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12 December 2016
New Oxford to London trains launched


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3 January 2017
Protests over 'kick in the teeth' fare increases


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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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9 January 2017
'Four out of ten' Underground stations closed by strike


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


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20 January 2017
HS2 train procurement launched


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24 January 2017
Timetables a 'work of fiction' says Transport Focus


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1 February 2017
Ticket-splitting comes in from the cold


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8 February 2017
Crisis warnings on Transport for London


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10 February 2017
New ORR clampdown on ticket machines


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14 February 2017
Southern DOO talks restart with RMT


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15 February 2017
DOO peace talks were ‘a mockery’ says RMT


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


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1 March 2017
Three shortlisted for East Midlands franchise


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14 March 2017
New Network Rail Alliance for South Eastern


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20 March 2017
Another thousand trains a day within four years


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13 April 2017
RMT announces two days of strikes on East Coast


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20 April 2017
NAO highlights smart ticketing failings


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20 April 2017
Services returning to normal after Euston cable fire


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


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16 May 2017
Three new RMT strikes called over DCO


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30 May 2017
Passenger figures reel under impact of strikes


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14 June 2017
Tram passengers give thumbs up in survey


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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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5 July 2017
Industry eases Advance purchase rules


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11 July 2017
August rail upgrade programme will be biggest yet


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20 July 2017
DfT scraps electrification schemes


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22 August 2017
Former Chancellor George Osborne ignites high speed row


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6 September 2017
Network Rail confirms Blackpool electrification plans


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15 September 2017
Fire halts services from London Euston


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15 September 2017
First tram train in Britain enters service


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15 September 2017
London Euston services return after fire


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22 September 2017
Chris Grayling offers digital future to north


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19 October 2017
Electric milestone for ScotRail Alliance


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23 October 2017
Lime Street is back in business


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25 October 2017
RMT makes widest strike call yet over DOO


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30 October 2017
Industry launches four-point rail boost plan


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7 November 2017
London Bridge modernisation reaches final stages


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10 November 2017
Ordsall Chord ready for opening next month


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15 November 2017
Small talk can prevent rail suicides


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5 December 2017
Rail fares rise of 3.4% is a ‘cruel joke’


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8 December 2017
EGIP goes electric, but new trains must wait until 2018


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2 January 2018
London Bridge is back in business


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15 January 2018
Nottingham station fire is treated as arson


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13 February 2018
Fewer Network Rail ‘mega projects’ in CP6


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15 February 2018
Intercity Express door failures frustrate passengers


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21 February 2018
Eurostar previews new London-Amsterdam service


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23 February 2018
Passengers ‘let down’ as timetable deadline slips


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12 March 2018
Train operators threatened with surge in compensation claims


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21 March 2018
Grayling seeks private investment for rail


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27 March 2018
TfL orders more trains for Elizabeth Line


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29 March 2018
Chris Grayling cancelled electrification to save money


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24 April 2018
Work starts on new depot for Wigan


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11 May 2018
New timetable delays are ‘not acceptable’, says ORR


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4 June 2018
Award of new Welsh franchise confirmed


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7 June 2018
Rail freight cargoes are worth more than £30bn


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13 June 2018
Continuing disruption boosts compensation demands


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14 June 2018
Passenger figures down again


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15 June 2018
Siemens wins major London tube train order


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16 July 2018
Thameslink tries more new timetables


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2 August 2018
Edinburgh-Glasgow route goes all-electric for first time


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3 August 2018
More South Western strikes loom after peace talks fail


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13 August 2018
More Northern problems fuel fares debate


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21 August 2018
‘Don’t travel to Euston,’ warns Network Rail


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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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28 September 2018
New app for passengers with disabilities is tested


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4 October 2018
European cash boost for South Wales Metro


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4 October 2018
Going up: passenger figures start to rise again


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5 October 2018
Railway crimes rise by 17 per cent


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


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19 November 2018
Series of failures disrupts Thameslink and SWR


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22 November 2018
Thameslink director to run East West Rail


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4 December 2018
Thameslink profits confiscated as MPs publish scathing report


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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
Complaints and compensation claims rose last year


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18 January 2019
Rising Underground crime triggers RMT call for jobs rethink


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


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29 January 2019
Passengers’ trust in rail is lowest for a decade


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


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22 February 2019
COMMENT: Are these really tickets to ride?


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5 March 2019
Eurostar passenger numbers reach new record


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11 March 2019
New train deliveries remain stalled as passengers wait


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14 March 2019
ORR fines GTR £5m for poor information after timetables failed


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22 March 2019
Punctuality rules to tighten next month


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27 March 2019
Strike set to disrupt London tram services


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1 April 2019
Greater Anglia, GWR launch Delay Repay 15


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2 April 2019
Eurostar trespasser was unhappy about Brexit


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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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18 April 2019
Londoners will be ‘hugely disappointed’ by new Crossrail delay


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


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23 May 2019
Delayed Aventras start running on London Overground


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28 May 2019
Poll claims most people oppose rail privatisation


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30 May 2019
Retiring Pacers could become village halls


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31 May 2019
Virgin unveils radical plan for ‘best value’ tickets


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5 June 2019
Bidders offer their proposals for HS2 trains


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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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13 June 2019
Passenger figures are rising again


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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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26 June 2019
Caledonian Sleeper Highlander services delayed again


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27 June 2019
27 June: news in brief


Passenger satisfaction scores rise
Eurostar relaxes alcohol ban


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4 July 2019
Track workers were wearing ear defenders


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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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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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11 July 2019
11 July: news in brief


New HS2 report insists project is essential
Track worker killed by train was ‘probably fatigued’
Network Rail to invest £70m in new track safety initiative
Branson says rail franchising is a ‘real mess’
No progress in Underground pay talks
Shuttle traffic falls back amid ‘political uncertainty’
New £64m railway research centre for Leeds
Are you sitting comfortably?


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12 July 2019
12 July: news in brief


Union urges ban on contracted-out track work
East Coast bank holiday possession ‘astonishingly ill-timed’
HS2 fails to attract contractors for Curzon Street
Work begins on temporary Tyne & Wear Metro depot


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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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25 July 2019
Hot weather disrupts services and triggers warning


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12 August 2019
12 August: news in brief


More Caledonian Sleeper problems leave passengers stranded
HS2 restarts competition to build track on Phases 1 and 2a
Gatelines ‘could become obsolete’, claims Hitachi


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15 August 2019
15 August: news in brief


Man who blocked Eurostar services is jailed
Mayors call for special fund for north


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18 August 2019
Abellio takes over on Midland Main Line


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13 September 2019
13 September: news in brief


RMT announces industrial action on Underground and CrossCountry
Leaders call for HS2 and NPR ‘all the way, in full’


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6 November 2019
RMT to stage strikes through December on SWR


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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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11 November 2019
Virgin reports record modal shift from planes to trains


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18 November 2019
18 November: news in brief


London fares to stay frozen in 2020
Welsh line closure starts today


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21 November 2019
SWR strikes set to go ahead after latest talks fail


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17 December 2019
Northern fallout continues after cancellations


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


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5 January 2020
Storm breaks after Berkeley publishes his HS2 review


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7 January 2020
7 January: news in brief


TPE season ticket holders get 3% rebate


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13 January 2020
Emergency windows on Caledonian Sleeper locked shut


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16 January 2020
16 January: news in brief


MD of troubled Caledonian Sleeper franchise steps down


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


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21 February 2020
21 February: news in brief


Weather warning from Network Rail
Bakerloo Line strikes to cause disruption
Keolis opens Cardiff HQ


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5 March 2020
Train operators rally to help Flybe passengers and staff


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6 March 2020
6 March: news in brief


Flybe free rail travel offer extended nationwide
Virus threat: union demands better cleaning of Underground stations
Construction begins on new HS2 station


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13 March 2020
13 March: news in brief


Tree-blocked Cross City line reopens


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16 March 2020
Coronavirus adds pressure to franchise finances


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


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19 March 2020
TfL set to close up to 40 Underground stations


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24 March 2020
Crossrail work suspended during coronavirus emergency


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26 March 2020
Police enforce essential travel rule


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2 April 2020
2 April: news in brief


Further train service reductions ahead
Merseyrail reverses evening trains decision


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4 May 2020
Government support for trams criticised by city leaders


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


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


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15 June 2020
Green light for revived West Midlands passenger service


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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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26 June 2020
Glasgow Subway operator SPT meets today over cash crisis


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3 July 2020
Open access comes out on top in National Rail survey


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6 July 2020
More trains, but travel ban stays for now


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14 July 2020
Key Kent commuter lines to be closed for signal upgrade


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20 July 2020
New plan for south west railways unveiled


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7 September 2020
Rail industry wants passengers to be ‘confident’ as more trains run


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21 September 2020
Rail franchising comes to an end – official


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6 October 2020
Protests as operators refuse Advance ticket refunds


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7 October 2020
Major signalling fault paralysed West Coast Main Line


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


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19 October 2020
Work begins exploring ground conditions on Ashington line


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26 October 2020
Government heeds protests about unused Advance tickets


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4 November 2020
Train services set to keep going during English lockdown


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20 November 2020
Avanti West Coast abolishes morning peak fares on Fridays


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