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Go-Ahead lands Norwegian train operating contract

British public transport provider Go-Ahead Group is to become the first private train operator to run services in Norway. The company, which operates the GTR and Southeastern franchises in the UK in partnership with Keolis, has been awarded the Oslo South package by Norway’s rail authority. Go-Ahead Nordic will run a variety of long-distance and suburban […]

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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

Photo: Stadler.The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.
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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

Photo: Stadler.The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.
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UK rail industry facing most significant review since privatisation

Photo: William87.The assessment will consider making ambitious reforms to strengthen franchises and improve reliability. 
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Cross Country franchise competition dropped because of rail review

The new Cross Country franchise will no longer be awarded in 2019 as planned following the launch of a major review into Britain's rail system.
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Keolis: Managing passenger expectations greatest challenge of Wales and Borders franchise

Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary during a press event at InnoTrans.Bernard Tabary, Keolis International CEO, was quizzed by the media on the Wales and Border franchise and other topics during a Q&A session at InnoTrans.
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Keolis: Managing passenger expectations greatest challenge of Wales and Borders franchise

Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary during a press event at InnoTrans.Bernard Tabary, Keolis International CEO, was quizzed by the media on the Wales and Border franchise and other topics during a Q&A session at InnoTrans.
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Naivety, over-optimism and mismanagement contributed to East Coast franchise failure

Photo: Stephen Craven.That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
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Rolling stock contracts agreed for new Wales and Borders franchise

Photo: Vivarail.The news follows the announcement that KeolisAmey will work with Transport for Wales to operate and develop the next 15-year Wales and Border franchise.
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East Midlands rail franchise invite to tender launched

UK rail minister Jo Johnson has announced that the Department for Transport has published the invitation to tender for the next East Midlands franchise.
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Details of £5bn transformation of Welsh rail services revealed

A tri-ode unit on the Rhymney line. Photo: Welsh government.The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has hailed a "landmark moment" in the future development of his country as plans of how £5 billion will be spent to transform its railways have been revealed.
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