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Goverment agrees short term GWML deal with FGW

Goverment agrees short term GWML deal with FGW

5 October 2013

First Greater Western Ltd will operate trains between London Paddington, the Cotswolds, South Wales and the South West of England in an interim deal until September 2015.

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DBS reveals Class 66 with new London Gateway-themed name

DBS reveals Class 66 with new London Gateway-themed name

4 October 2013.

Cargo owners and shipping lines attended a ceremony at the new London Gateway terminal to see three more giant quay cranes arrive and a locomotive naming by DB Schenker Rail UK.

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London to Amsterdam direct via Eurostar

London to Amsterdam direct via Eurostar

1 October 2013.

Cross-channel rail operator Eurostar announces a new direct service between London and Amsterdam, with a journey time of four hours, to commence in December 2016.

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GBRf to support GWML IEP testing

30 September 2013.

Rail operator GB Railfreight is to provide locomotives and train crew for test train operations for Class 800/801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme.

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Bidders welcomed for new Thameside and Thameslink franchises

Bidders welcomed for new Thameside and Thameslink franchises

26 September 2013.

Two Invitations to Tender (ITT) have been published by the Government – for the Essex Thameside and Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise competitions.

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Southern”s new 'Electrostars' enter service

Southern”s new 'Electrostars' enter service

26 September 2013.

The first of Southern’s new fleet of Class 377 trains entered service on September 24, just 641 days after the signing of the contract to build the vehicles.

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New leadership of HS2 announced

26 September 2013.

High Speed 2 chairman Doug Oakervee is to stand down at the end of the year, and his successor has been announced as current Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins, who will join HS2 Ltd on January 1 on a part-time basis before taking up the post full-time from March.

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First train departs new London Gateway facility

First train departs new London Gateway facility

25 September 2013.

History has been made after DB Schenker Rail came to the aid of a stricken cargo vessel, which had been diverted to the brand new intermodal terminal.

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Fenchurch Street facelift begins

Fenchurch Street facelift begins

21 September 2013.

National Express train operator c2c and Network Rail have begun a £3.4 million joint project to create a new passenger exit at the flagship Fenchurch Street station.

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DBS-Tata Steel partnership wins award

DBS-Tata Steel partnership wins award

20 September 2013.

DB Schenker Rail UK has received the Freight & Logistics Achievement of the Year award at the prestigious National Rail Awards 2013, for its strategic partnership with Tata Steel.

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