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New Southern order for Bombardier

New Southern order for Bombardier

19 July 2013

Bombardier is to manufacture 116 new train carriages – with a provision for 140 additional cars – as part of the Thameslink rolling stock cascade, with delivery planned in time for the May 2015 timetable change.

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New CEO for DB Schenker Rail UK

19 July 2013.

Geoff Spencer, a former traction trainee and train driver for British Rail before he moved into management, has been appointed as new chief executive officer of DB Schenker's rail operations in the UK.

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Government approves ECML Class 800s

18 July 2013.

Following the order for Hitachi IEP inter-city trains for the Great Western main line, the new factory at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, has been awarded a follow on contract for 270 vehicles for the East Coast route between London and Edinburgh.

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Eccles station wires go up

17 July 2013.

The first phase of the North West electrification, between Castlefield Junction and Newton-le-Willows, is on course to be completed by December 2013.

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Government delivers rail franchising review response

11 July 2013.

Following the publication of a report into last year's InterCity West Coast franchise competition debacle by Eurostar Chairman Richard Brown, the Government has provided a detailed reply that aims to clarify the DfT's franchising policy.

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91114 becomes Durham Cathedral

10 July 2013.

East Coast Trains has created a specially liveried Class 91/1 locomotive promoting North East tourism as the Lindisfarne Gospels draw thousands of visitors to the region.

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£20 million accessibility upgrade for SWT stations

10 July 2013.

A multi-million pound investment by DfT, South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance and local councils will provide new lifts, footbriges, accessible toilets and low counter ticket windows at eight key South West Trains station.

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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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