Archive for category: Franchise News

Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

Mitsui and the East Japan Railway Company arrive on the UK franchise scene with different backgrounds but both hope to carve out a reputation on one of the world's busiest railways.
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Arriva Trains Wales withdraws from Welsh rail franchise bid

Incumbent rail operator Arriva Trains Wales has informed Transport for Wales that it intends to withdraw from the bidding process for the next Wales and Borders rail franchise.
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Global Rail Round-up: This week’s news in 60 seconds

Click here for the top five most read stories from Global Rail News this week.
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London Northwestern brand to replace London Midland’s West Coast services

Abellio, East Japan Railway and Mitsui have announced that the London Northwestern brand is to replace London Midland's West Coast services - a nod to the London and Northwestern Railway.
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Keolis secures €1.2bn in fresh contracts in France

Public transport operator Keolis Group has been awarded two new contracts totalling €1.2 billion in France.
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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Leo Express becomes Poland’s first private rail operator

Czech Republic-headquartered Leo Express has become Poland's first private rail operator following permission to run services on the Krakow - Prague route.
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Bombardier and CAF to make 413 carriages for new West Midlands franchise

Bombardier will manufacture 36 three-carriage and 45 five-carriage Aventra trains at its Derby site, while CAF will produce 12 two-carriage and 14 four-carriage Civity trains.
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First IET enters service with Great Western Railway

The Hitachi-built Class 800 marked its first trip at 6am on October 16, leaving Bristol Temple Meads for London Paddington.
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DB frontrunner to operate California high-speed railway

DB looks likely to become the "early train operator" for the California high-speed rail network after ranking higher scores than rival bids.
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Call for final tenders on next Welsh rail franchise

The Welsh Government has confirmed that final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders rail service.
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