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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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Willesden Junction benefits from £750,000 upgrade project

Willesden Junction benefits from £750,000 upgrade project

7 August 2013.

Funded by Network Rail, TfL and a number of London boroughs, a major station refurbishment project at Willesden Junction station in North London has created a safer environment with improved transport links.

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HS2 benefits not confined to high speed passengers

HS2 benefits not confined to high speed passengers

6 August 2013.

The domestic high speed line from London to Birmingham and points north will have positive effects across the UK's rail network, according to a Network Rail study.

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Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road transport hub takes shape

Crossrail's Tottenham Court Road transport hub takes shape

4 August 2013.

With work on the Crossrail stations now 60% finished with one third of tunnels completed, new images reveal the progress of construction of the £1 billion redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station.

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Record rail use in the UK

3 August 2013.

Rail travel in Britain reaches record levels according to new statisics from the ORR, with a total of 1.23 billion journeys taken during the period 2011-12.

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