22 June 2014
Virgin Trains and the Department for Transport announce that the future promises better journeys for passengers on the West Coast Main Line after a new contract was signed that will bring £35 million worth of benefits, including 5500 extra standard-class seats per day.
15 June 2014.
Open access operator GNWR, a subsidiary of Alliance Rail Holdings, and Network Rail has agreed a plan to commence two direct trains on the WCML serving Blackpool as well as Huddersfield, Leeds and Manchester Victoria, using a new build of 'Pendolino' trainsets.
5 June 2014.
Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited was the first rail freight operator to utilise the new Doncaster North Chord for commercial service when it opened for use on June 1.
28 May 2014.
The international service company Serco has won the new Caledonian Sleeper rail franchise, which will run for 15 years from April 2015, and promises new trains 'emblematic of the best of Scotland' to be built by Spanish manufacturer CAF.
23 May 2014.
Three new train fleets and 10,000 additional morning peak seats into London have been promised by the new managers of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.
21 May 2014.
The Tour de France visits East Anglia and Northern England for three days in early July and East Midlands Trains has revealed its plans for extra and extended services to cater for the additional traffic.
19 May 2014.
The Rail Delivery Group – formed in 2011 to provide leadership to Britain's rail industry – has found that rail freight alone adds £1.5 billion every year to UK economic growth.
Current Issue: August 2015
Norton Bridge: Behind the scenes at the major junction upgrade
MML and TPE setback
Thames Valley Class 50s
BR survivors: Class 56 'Grids' - where are they now?
'Super EDs': GBRf refurbs haul first NR test train
40 pages of modelling: DCR grey locos - re-creating the look; The D&E files - departmental tankers; New releases - 'Warship' and NRM '20'
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