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First Ecofret triple-platform wagons arrive in Doncaster for GBRf

First Ecofret triple-platform wagons arrive in Doncaster for GBRf

20 November 2014

A pair of new Ecofret three-unit container flats, the first of 17 sets, leased from VTG Rail UK have joined the GBRf intermodal fleet.

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GBRf looks towards Europe in new deal

GBRf looks towards Europe in new deal

10 November 2014.

GB Railfreight ran its first rail service through the Channel Tunnel for EPFEuroporte France (EPF) on November 3, 2014, on behalf of John G Russell, transporting containers from Dourges (France) to Barking (UK).

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'New Tube for London' revealed

'New Tube for London' revealed

14 October 2014.

To be introduced on the Bakerloo, Central, Picadilly and Waterloo & City lines from 2022, the 250 new walk-through trains, which will feature air-cooled carriages and improved accessibility, will change the face of travel on the Underground.

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Etches Park open day raises £20,000 for charity

Etches Park open day raises £20,000 for charity

14 October 2014.

East Midlands Trains' event at Derby Etches Park in September, part of celebrations to mark 175 years of Derby's railways, saw 3000 people through the doors and a record-breaking amount raised for charity.

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Further extension for First's Great Western franchise

Further extension for First's Great Western franchise

12 October 2014.

Following a previous extension of the franchise until September 2015, the Department for Transport has further extended the GWML franchise during the difficult electrification period until March 2019, with a possibility of a further one-year award.

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Abellio reveals plans for new ScotRail franchise

Abellio reveals plans for new ScotRail franchise

8 October 2014.

First Group is out as the Dutch bus and rail operator Abellio, part of Nederlandse Spoorwegen, outlines its plans for the new Scottish franchise, due to commence in April 2015.

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Abellio grabs ScotRail franchise

Abellio grabs ScotRail franchise

8 October 2014.

First Group loses out after the Dutch operator wins new franchise north of the border, promising up to 80 new trains and refurbished HST diesel sets to link Scotland's seven major cities.

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'Stop-start' technology for DBS locomotives

'Stop-start' technology for DBS locomotives

5 October 2014.

DBS hopes to save over 4500 tonnes in carbon emissions every year through the introduction of stop-start technology to 90 of its Class 66/0 locomotives.

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Class 68s work first passenger services

Class 68s work first passenger services

30 September 2014.

The Ryder Cup 2014 special trains for First ScotRail have provided DRS its 'First' opportunity to try out its new Class 68 on passenger operations.

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SWT orders 150 new Desiro carriages

SWT orders 150 new Desiro carriages

4 September 2014.

Stagecoach's South West Trains franchise will receive a significant boost in capacity with the delivery of 30 new 10-car trains that will provide for more than 24,000 extra peak-time passengers.

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