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Tube carried ‘highest number of passengers’ in December

Figures published today by Transport for London (TfL) show that London Underground (LU) carried the ‘highest number of passengers in its history during December’. Friday 9 December 2011 saw the highest number of daily passenger journeys eve...
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China’s latest high speed train on test

Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang unveiled its latest high speed train in December. The six-car trainset was built as a ‘platform for engineering applications and test of new technologies, new materials and new products&#8217...
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100th corporate member joins Rail Forum

Swadlincote based Dellner Couplers Limited has become the 100th business to join local trade and lobby group the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum. Dellner specialises in providing and maintaining train connection systems, including couplers, dampers a...
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CN completes merger of U.S. subsidiaries

CN has announced it completed the merger of three of its U.S. operating subsidiaries on Dec. 31, 2011. The merger of Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR), Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP), and Wisconsin Central Ltd. (...
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UK rail passengers pay ’3.5 times more than European commuters’

Campaign for Better Transport ‘has discovered some UK commuters are paying three and a half times more for their season ticket than their European neighbours’. Campaign for Better Transport compared the cost of an annual season ticket into ...
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Stormy weather disrupts East Coast services

High winds of up to 95 miles per hour are affecting services on the East Coast Main Line this morning – particularly those travelling within Scotland and on cross-border services. Passengers travelling north of Newcastle are being advised not to trav...
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Faster trains & more services for York rail passengers

The south end of York station is no longer a bottleneck for services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) after engineers worked through Christmas to bring online new track and signalling systems. Infrastructure work at Holgate to install an additional l...
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Southern awards Bombardier train building contract

On Wednesday 28 December 2011, Southern announced a contract with train manufacturer Bombardier for 130 new Electrostar carriages to provide more capacity on its busy network. The £188.8 million order will augment Southern’s existing fleet of Electr...
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Severe weather causes rail delays

High winds are affecting rail services in Scotland and other parts of the UK. There are currently no trains to and from Glasgow Central & Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh. Passengers are advised not to travel as there is currently no replacement ...
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Christmas sees ‘giant leap’ towards New Street transformation

The redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station took a major step forward over the Christmas break as engineers successfully completed several large projects in and around the station. It is now just one year to go until the first phase of the proje...
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