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New Kenilworth station plan pushed by Transport Secretary

New Kenilworth station plan pushed by Transport Secretary

4 June 2013

One of the bids for the New Stations Fund, launched in January 2013, Kenilworth received a key endorsement on June 3 as the Transport Secretary gave the project his Department's backing with a £5 million cash boost.

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Bombardier to build 57 new 'Capitalstar' cars

1 June 2013.

The Derby based train manufacturer wins a new order for Class 378 vehicles to from Transport for London – they will be used to lengthen the existing fleet of four-car trains to five-cars.

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New North East base for Grand Central

31 May 2013.

Open access rail operator Grand Central Rail has invested in its North East operation by opening larger offices in Sunderland.

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c2c best for punctuality in May

31 May 2013.

The National Express-owned rail operator topped Network Rail's May punctuality league table, with a 98.2% on time arrival figure.

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EMT and SWT launch annual 'Green Week'

30 May 2013.

With a series of events incorporating World Environment Day on June 5, Stagecoach Group's two UK rail franchises are entering a new phase of a long term environmental strategy.

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Virgin boosts Scotland-Birmingham services for 2014

28 May 2013.

The current formation of Virgin Trains services between Birmingham and Scotland will be boost from a five-car 'Super Voyager' to pairs of Class 221s or 10/11-car 'Pendolino' sets from the December timetable.

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Chiltern gets green light for Oxford-London link

27 May 2013.

A new Oxford-London Marylebone rail link promoted by Chiltern Railways and due to open in spring 2016 has been given the go-ahead in a decision by the High Court.

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Biomass track access increase questioned

25 May 2013.

GBRf's MD puts firm views about proposed raise in the biomass track access charge to a Commons committee and argues for a 'joined up' policy on what is becoming an increasingly important freight flow for the company.

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Promising developments for VTG

24 May 2013.

The huge wagon lessor and rail and tank logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft reported good news in its first quarter report, and expects the upward trend to continue later this year.

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c2c wins short term franchise extension

20 May 2013.

National Express subsidiary c2c Rail has agreed a deal with the DfT to continue to operate the current Essex Thameside franchise until September 2014.

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