Network Rail given green light for National Centre at Milton Keynes

Plans to develop one of the most sustainable office buildings in the country were given the go-ahead as Network Rail’s new national centre received the…

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Eureka!

  Thousands of more seats, new services and faster journey times are just some of the benefits that ‘Eureka!’ ,the name given to East Coast’s…

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Wrexham and Shropshire launch their new trains

Travel journalist and former Monty Python star Michael Palin helped officially launch Wrexham and Shropshire Railway’s new trains into passenger…

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More jobs for the girls, says Rail Chief

Sexist and outdated public perceptions about job opportunities for women in the rail industry are a damaging barrier to building a bigger and better railway…

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Lord Adonis proposes longer rail franchises

Transport secretary Lord Adonis is proposing that in the future passenger rail franchises should run for at least a decade and maybe for as long as 22…

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8 out of 10 trains arrive on time despite extreme weather

Despite the severe weather over the past month, eight out of 10 trains still ran to time and almost 92%, or 19,000 each weekday, of scheduled services…

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77,000 passengers in the first month on Russian high speed Sapsan

The 17 January 2010 marked one month since the launch of the high-speed Sapsan train service between Moscow and St Petersburg. From 17 December 2009 to…

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Eurostar releases 2009 figures

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK and mainland Europe, today announced its annual figures for the year ended 31 December…

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Christmas bonus for rail

A surge in the number of people taking advantage of cheap, recession–busting train tickets over the Christmas and New Year holidays…

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Novel deal for Waverley

Balfour Betty has won a £50m contract to progress the revamp of Edinburgh Waverley

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2010 – Year of High Speed Rail

2010 will be the Year of High Speed Rail, says Transport Secretary, Andrew Adonis.

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Noise is biggest irritant for Japanese rail commuters

A survey of over 4,000 passengers by the Association of Japanese Private Railways showed that  noisy conversation was  the biggest irritant for rail…

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