Ministers must step in to end rail dispute – Baker

Commenting on First Capital Connect’s cancellation of 28 trains because of driver shortages, Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary, Norman Baker…

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Regulator tells IOSH conference “no room for complacency”

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) will today warn of the dangers of complacency when it comes to rail safety. Anna Walker, chair at the Office of Rail…

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Train companies respond to government announcement on East Coast Line

Commenting on the Government’s confirmation that a new franchise will be in place on the East Coast Main Line in November 2011 , Michael Roberts, the…

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Pressure mounts to save axed rail link

  Pressure is mounting on ministers to reverse a decision to axe the Glasgow airport rail link, with business leaders, in a letter to finance secretary…

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Major Rail Operators Sign Up With Student’s Engineering Firm

A student who set up his own engineering company only a few years ago has won contracts with two major players in the rail industry. Nathan Pearson completed…

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Plans to keep passengers moving at key London 2012 station get the go-ahead

A range of temporary measures to keep passengers moving at West Ham station during the London 2012 Games have been given planning permission, the Olympic…

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Floods expose madness of plans to slash rail maintenance jobs

RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the impact of the floods on the West Coast Main Line exposes the potentially fatal flaws in Network Rail’s plans to…

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Launch of new South West Trains website makes it even easier to book online

South West Trains customers are now being given easier access to booking tickets online, following the launch of the company’s new website. The new website,…

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Brown pledges support for high speed rail links

Gordon Brown has announced, at the Confederation of British Industry annual conference, that a new company will be formed to create high speed links between…

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More electric locomotives to be introduced

DB Schenker Rail are poised to introduce 32 additional, environmentally-friendly, electric locomotives for freight services between Germany and the Netherlands….

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Green light expected to be given for new station

The go ahead for a station at Surrey Canal Road, on the Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction East London Line extension, is expected by the end of the year….

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Rail Freight Group calls for less freight on roads

The Rail Freight Group has challenged the Government to incorporate the CO2 savings to be achieved by growing rail freight into its Copenhagen commitment.  The UK and…

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