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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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Welsh Government awards Wales and Borders rail franchise

The Wales and Borders franchise has been operated by Arriva Trains Wales since 2003. Photo: W. C. Johnston.Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.
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First Group-Trenitalia JV pulls out of East Midlands franchise bidding

Photo: Jaroslaw Kilian.The joint venture - 70 per cent First Group, 30 per cent Trenitalia - has pulled out to focus on its bid for the West Coast Partnership franchise, according to a spokesperson.
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British train operator FirstGroup rejects buyout bid

Photo: Hutchyb.British rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a takeover bid from US equity firm Apollo Management.
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Major disruption to train services in France as three months of rail strikes begin

April 3, or "Black Tuesday" as French media have labelled it, marked the start of three months of rolling nationwide strikes, which will see SNCF staff strike two days in every five until June 28.
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Virgin Trains given contract extension for West Coast franchise

Photo: Kapi Ng / Shutterstock.com.UK transport secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed that Virgin Trains has been given a short, direct award for the West Coast franchise.
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Bidders shortlisted for East Midlands franchise

Abellio, Arriva, Stagecoach and a FirstGroup/Trenitalia joint venture have been shortlisted for the new East Midlands rail franchise.
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Alstom to join Stagecoach’s Southeastern franchise bid

Stagecoach has announced that Alstom is to become part of its bid for the new Southeastern franchise.
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Chris Grayling says Stagecoach ‘got its sums wrong’ as he prepares to terminate East Coast franchise early

Photo: Peter Moulton / Shutterstock.com.The situation on the UK's East Coast franchise has become "much more urgent" as Virgin Trains East Coast is set to run out of money and will only continue for a matter of "a very small number of months".
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