HS2 route ‘safeguarded’

HS2 route ‘safeguarded’

10 July 2013

In major step forward for first domestic high speed railway linking major cities in the UK, the Government has taken steps to ban any future developments which could encroach on the planned route.

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Refresh for FCC Class 365s

6 July 2013.

First Capital Connect has announced a £31 million makeover and heavy maintenance contract for its hard working Great Northern route Class 365 electric multiple units.

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TfL to take over major Liverpool St commuter routes

3 July 2013.

Rail services from Liverpool Street station to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford are to move to Transport for London control after the DfT grants London Mayor powers over some services and stations on the West Anglia network.

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GBRf calls for strategy sparks effect

2 July 2013.

Europorte UK freight subsidiary GB Railfreight has called for an aligned electrification investment strategy to boost rail freight and the UK economy.

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EGIP electrification bidding begins

2 July 2013.

The £400 million Edinburgh-Glasgow electrification project has been put out to tender, with a contract planned to be signed in early 2014 for a 2016 completion date.

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Government awards Siemens Thameslink deal

1 July 2013.

After a five-year bidding process, German train builder Siemens has finally won the contract to construct more than 1100 vehicles for use on the North-South Thameslink route across London.

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Suffolk crossing crash results in £500k fine for NR

29 June 2013.

The national infrastructure operator has been fined over half a million pounds for a Suffolk level crossing collision between Beccles and Oulton Broad in 2010.

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Olympics chief heads to HS2 taskforce

28 June 2013.

Previously in charge of LOCOG, the organisation behind the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics, Lord Deighton will head a team tasked with boosting High Speed 2's influence on job creation and economic benefits.

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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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