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365517 named after anti-bullying organisation

365517 named after anti-bullying organisation

23 March 2014

First Capital Connect has named one of its refreshed Class 365 trains in honour of Cambridge-based group Red Balloon that works with bullied children.

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DBS welcomes HS2 Plus report

DBS welcomes HS2 Plus report

22 March 2014.

With capacity problems on the WCML due to become a much greater problem for freight operators, DB Schenker has applauded the latest report from HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins.

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TfL gets green light for Tottenham Hale expansion

TfL gets green light for Tottenham Hale expansion

21 March 2014.

London's transport authority TfL has revealed another big step towards regenerating Tottenham – with go-ahead for a larger, transformed Tottenham Hale station.

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SWT introduces 10-car trains on Waterloo-Windsor line

SWT introduces 10-car trains on Waterloo-Windsor line

11 March 2014.

Part of a £65 million investment to provide 108 extra carriages for one of the country's busiest railways, the introduction of refurbished 10-car trainsets will boost capacity all over the SWT network.

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Joint venture wins NR contract for new London-Oxford route

Joint venture wins NR contract for new London-Oxford route

8 March 2014.

Network Rail has awarded the contract to design and build the new Chiltern Railways route between London and Oxford, which includes one kilometre of brand new railways to connect the Bicester Town to Oxford line to the Chiltern main line.

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GNER plans direct King's Cross-West Yorks/ Cleethorpes services

GNER plans direct King's Cross-West Yorks/ Cleethorpes services

5 March 2014.

A new direct open access rail service, operated by Alliance Rail subsidiary GNER, has been proposed between London King's Cross and West Yorkshire and King's Cross and Cleethorpes.

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LU begins search for 'New Tube for London'

LU begins search for 'New Tube for London'

2 March 2014.

The first ever walk-through stock is planned as part of a project for 250 new trains for the deep-level Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City lines, set to feature air-cooling for the first time and a modern signalling system to boost capacity.

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Public consultation begins on £104m Queen Street redevelopment

Public consultation begins on £104m Queen Street redevelopment

1 March 2014.

Network Rail has launched a public consultation to hear passengers’ views on the proposed £104 million transformation of Glasgow Queen Street station.

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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

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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