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Six-month extension for FCC

Six-month extension for FCC

20 February 2014

The DfT and First Group have agreed a short term extension of the First Capital Connect franchise to take the operation up to the beginning of the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.

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TfL and Bombardier sign Crossrail contract

20 February 2014.

Following a 'standstill period', the key Crossrail rolling stock and depot deal has been finalised by Transport for London and the Derby-based train builder Bombardier.

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Swing bridge works under way in Selby

19 February 2014.

Network Rail has begun a major refresh of the famous rail swing bridge at Selby, once part of the East Coast Main Line until a diversionary route was completed in 1983.

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13 more Class 66s for GBRf

13 February 2014.

The ever-expanding freight operator GB Railfreight has ordered new US-built locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel, and will also take over the ownership of a large number of Class 92s from parent company Europorte.

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US lessor CIT acquires NACCO

10 February 2014.

Representing its first investment in a European rail operation, CIT Group has purchased the French wagon lessor NACCO for an undisclosed sum.

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DBS, DRS, FLHH, GBRf and Colas to provide traction in five-year NDS deal

9 February 2014.

The national infrastructure owner Network Rail has signed five-year haulage agreement with five suppliers to provide motive power for its infrastructure services until 2019.

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Bombardier wins Crossrail EMU and depot deal

6 February 2014.

The £1 billion Crossrail rolling stock and depot contract has been awarded to Bombardier, totalling 65 trains and supporting over 1000 jobs and around 100 apprenticeships in the UK.

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East Coast bidders revealed

27 January 2014.

The shortlist of bidders that will be invited to deliver proposals for improved services for passengers on the Intercity East Coast rail franchise has been announced by the government.

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Network Rail orders Robel 'rapid response' units

27 January 2014.

The German plant manufacturer Robel has received an order from NR for eight 69.70/4 Mobile Maintenance Systems to be delivered between July 2015 to August 2016.

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EMT celebrates original naming of 43049

24 January 2014.

Three decades after gaining the name Neville Hill, HST power car 43049 has been recommemorated at its home depot with the help of the depot employees involved in original train naming.

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