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HS2 will deliver growth, says minister

HS2 will deliver growth, says minister

11 September 2013

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has made a forceful argument for investment in the High Speed 2 route between London and Birmingham in a speech to business and industry leaders.

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Wind power for Bathgate depot

Wind power for Bathgate depot

8 September 2013.

North of the border rail operator ScotRail has installed two wind turbines at a West Lothian railway facility.

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GBRf expands 'Bluebird' fleet

GBRf expands 'Bluebird' fleet

5 September 2013.

Eight new Class 66/7 locomotives will be built for the Europorte-owned freight operator, principally to cover increased demand in the biomass and infrastructure sectors.

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Four new trams for London Tramlink

Four new trams for London Tramlink

4 September 2013.

The Wimbledon-Croydon London Tramlink route is to get a 50% capacity increase with the arrival of four new Variobahn trams to come into service by 2016.

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Smart ticketing for the South East

Smart ticketing for the South East

3 September 2013.

Rail passengers in the South East are to benefit from paperless ticketing as the Government funds a pilot 'smart card' scheme on c2c's routes out of Fenchurch Street station.

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Southern reveals leaf fall timetable

Southern reveals leaf fall timetable

3 September 2013.

Rail operator Southern has published its annual leaf fall timetable, due to begin operation at the end of the month.

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Red signal for overcrowding

Red signal for overcrowding

1 September 2013.

The Department for Transport has announced a simple railway signal system of red, yellow or green lights, to provide passengers with details of overcrowded train services.

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Class 700 Thameslink livery unveiled

Class 700 Thameslink livery unveiled

12 August 2013.

The new colour scheme and formations of the 115 new 'Desiro City' EMU sets, due to be enter service in 2016, have been formalised by operator First Capital Connect and the German train builder Siemens.

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Skegness and Lincoln services resume after major resignalling work

Skegness and Lincoln services resume after major resignalling work

12 August 2013.

Train services to two major Lincolnshire destinations are back in operation following the completion of a key component of the Nottingham resignalling project.

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Wires to Windermere

10 August 2013.

The Government wants to create an all-electric route for trains serving the Lake District, revealing a £16 million project to provide OHLE for the 10-mile Windermere route.

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