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SWT introduces 10-car trains on Waterloo-Windsor line

SWT introduces 10-car trains on Waterloo-Windsor line

11 March 2014

Part of a £65 million investment to provide 108 extra carriages for one of the country's busiest railways, the introduction of refurbished 10-car trainsets will boost capacity all over the SWT network.

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Joint venture wins NR contract for new London-Oxford route

Joint venture wins NR contract for new London-Oxford route

8 March 2014.

Network Rail has awarded the contract to design and build the new Chiltern Railways route between London and Oxford, which includes one kilometre of brand new railways to connect the Bicester Town to Oxford line to the Chiltern main line.

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GNER plans direct King's Cross-West Yorks/ Cleethorpes services

GNER plans direct King's Cross-West Yorks/ Cleethorpes services

5 March 2014.

A new direct open access rail service, operated by Alliance Rail subsidiary GNER, has been proposed between London King's Cross and West Yorkshire and King's Cross and Cleethorpes.

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LU begins search for 'New Tube for London'

LU begins search for 'New Tube for London'

2 March 2014.

The first ever walk-through stock is planned as part of a project for 250 new trains for the deep-level Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City lines, set to feature air-cooling for the first time and a modern signalling system to boost capacity.

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Public consultation begins on £104m Queen Street redevelopment

Public consultation begins on £104m Queen Street redevelopment

1 March 2014.

Network Rail has launched a public consultation to hear passengers’ views on the proposed £104 million transformation of Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Six-month extension for FCC

Six-month extension for FCC

20 February 2014.

The DfT and First Group have agreed a short term extension of the First Capital Connect franchise to take the operation up to the beginning of the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.

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TfL and Bombardier sign Crossrail contract

TfL and Bombardier sign Crossrail contract

20 February 2014.

Following a 'standstill period', the key Crossrail rolling stock and depot deal has been finalised by Transport for London and the Derby-based train builder Bombardier.

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Swing bridge works under way in Selby

Swing bridge works under way in Selby

19 February 2014.

Network Rail has begun a major refresh of the famous rail swing bridge at Selby, once part of the East Coast Main Line until a diversionary route was completed in 1983.

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13 more Class 66s for GBRf

13 more Class 66s for GBRf

13 February 2014.

The ever-expanding freight operator GB Railfreight has ordered new US-built locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, and will also take over the ownership of a large number of Class 92s from parent company Europorte.

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US lessor CIT acquires NACCO

US lessor CIT acquires NACCO

10 February 2014.

Representing its first investment in a European rail operation, CIT Group has purchased the French wagon lessor NACCO for an undisclosed sum.

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