West Coast franchise to be run by state?

  It is reported that the Government is considering placing the West Coast franchise into state hands for 9 months from next April. The prestigious franchise,…

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Hat trick for c2c

 National Express train operator c2c has scored an impressive hat-trick of industry wins by reaching the top of the national punctuality table for the…

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New West Coast franchise postponed until 2013

Operation of the new West Coast  franchise has been postponed until January 2013 following a decision by transport secretary Philip Hammond, who is reported…

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Just the ticket

A ground breaking development in purchasing rail tickets has been launched by Chiltern, with at least 2 other train operators expected to join the mobile…

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Chiltern and First Great Western support railmotor launch

Chiltern and First Great Western are to send rolling stock to Didcot Railway Centre on May 28th, as part of the railmotor launch. The railmotor will be…

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Top marks for National Express

 Ipswich MP Ben Gummer visited Ipswich station on Monday 9 May to make a presentation to National Express East Anglia’s (NXEA) customer service team…

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Mallard to visit Germany

Locomotive legend No. 4468 Mallard is set to herald a new era of international partnership by becoming the star attraction in an exhibition to mark the…

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National Express helps support South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership

The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (ESSCRP) has entered a new era with the launch of a new office and a new website.  Essex County…

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c2c success

National Express train operator c2c was the best-performing train operator in the country in March 2011 with 97.4% of trains on time according to the…

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Claire to become first lady president of IRSE

Head of Strategy Claire Porter from Thales UK’s transportation systems business is about to be made President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers…

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Passenger pods for Southern stations

 Train operator Southern is trialling touch-screen accessibility information pods at four of its stations. The ‘Info Pods’ have been introduced at…

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Bob names a train after himself

National Express East Anglia’s Robert Barnes has retired after working for more than half a century in the rail industry. The Ilford depot based technician,…

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