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TfL announces Crossrail shortlist

TfL announces Crossrail shortlist

25 June 2013

Four bidders have passed the first hurdle in the competition to operate Crossrail services, with the winner due to be announced towards the end of 2014.

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£40 million investment to upgrade WCML performance

24 June 2013.

The 399-mile West Coast route between London and Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow will see a series of improvements as part of a new Network Rail initiative.

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DB Schenker applauds new Felixstowe North rail terminal

24 June 2013.

The UK's largest rail freight operator has welcomed the opening of the new £40 million rail terminal at Port of Felixstowe.

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Virgin passengers unhappy with Euston

23 June 2013.

Following the Passenger Focus NPS report, WCML franchisee Virgin Trains reports that customers rate its service higher than other inter-city operators, but that the quality of Network Rail's Euston station in London is letting the route down.

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Countdown to Nottingham upgrade

22 June 2013.

There is just a few weeks to go until Nottingham's £100 million 'big change', the national rail infrastructure owner Network Rail is advising passengers to check how their rail use will be altered.

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New terminal at Felixstowe doubles capacity

21 June 2013.

The Port of Felixstowe has officially opened a new rail terminal which doubles rail capacity at Britain’s biggest container port.

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Freightliner expands into Western Europe

20 June 2013.

The British intermodal and bulk freight operator has taken over the former Maersk Line-owned ERS Railways, a key rail freight firm in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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Overground favourite with London Passengers

19 June 2013.

The LOROL-operated London Overground franchise remains the No. 1 operator with rail users in the London area, with a Passenger Focus study reporting a customer satsifaction of 92%.

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Work begins on new entrance at Bank

19 June 2013.

The Bank station redevelopment starts, including a new ticket hall, lifts and escalators at the new Walbrook entrance, but Transport for London says the major upgrade depends on commitment from Government.

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NPS UK rail survey reports increased dissatisfaction

19 June 2013.

The rail National Passenger Survey makes for bad reading for franchise operators, especially in the South East, the Midlands and the North of England.

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