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Renewable energy to power Eurostar fleet by 2030

Eurostar is aiming to switch to green energy to power all of its rail services by 2030.
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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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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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Express London-Amsterdam Eurostar service being explored

A Eurostar train at Amsterdam Centraal station. Photo: NS.NS has said it is in discussions with Eurostar to boost the number of journeys from Amsterdam to London in 2019.
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Express London-Amsterdam Eurostar service being explored

A Eurostar train at Amsterdam Centraal station. Photo: NS.NS has said it is in discussions with Eurostar to boost the number of journeys from Amsterdam to London in 2019.
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Encouraging passenger growth recorded on Northern Ireland rail routes

Translink Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) has experienced further passenger growth during 2017 with the Belfast to Derry/Londonderry ‘Atlantic Coast’ line achieving a 8.5 per cent increase.
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First look at Greater Anglia’s new Stadler carriages

Greater Anglia has released the first pictures of its new Stadler carriages. The trains are the first off the production line and have been transported from Stadler’s factory in Hungary to Bussnang, Switzerland. They will now be fitted with seats, lighting and other electrical equipment, air conditioning systems, wifi, plug and USB sockets and large picture […]
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Launch date for Florida’s new Brightline rail service announced

Florida's new passenger operator - the country's first private rail company in many decades - has announced its launch date.
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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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