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East Coast Class 800 IEP deal sealed

East Coast Class 800 IEP deal sealed

16 April 2014

The Government confirms a £2.7 billion deal to build nearly 500 new state-of-the-art carriages to boost passenger services between London and Scotland.

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TfL investigates new trains for West Anglia routes

TfL investigates new trains for West Anglia routes

12 April 2014.

London's transport authority has begun the search for a supplier to provide around 39 new trains on new GEML services and existing London Overground routes.

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Crossrail gets Reading extension

Crossrail gets Reading extension

27 March 2014.

Crossrail will now run to Reading after the joint sponsors, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL), instructed Crossrail Limited to extend the route.

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GBRf runs first train on Ipswich Chord

GBRf runs first train on Ipswich Chord

26 March 2014.

The new line allowing freight trains to run between the Midlands and the North direct to the container ports at Felixstowe has seen its first test train, powered by GBRf 'Bluebird' No. 66733.

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New 'Bacon Factory Curve' at Ipswich completed

New 'Bacon Factory Curve' at Ipswich completed

26 March 2014.

Transport minister Stephen Hammond was in Ipswich on March 21 to see the newly completed 1.2km stretch of railway built by Network Rail to increase capacity for freight trains and ease a major bottleneck affecting passenger services on the Great Eastern Main Line.

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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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