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Strike vow from Scot on track to be rail union boss
From the Herald Scotland.......................  Alan Pottage says he would not hesitate to bring Scotland's rail network to a standstill and talks of using civil disobedience to support a future strike.Alan Pottage says he would not hesitate to bring Scotland's rail network to a...
Bob Crow dies from heart attack aged 52
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TfL confirms Underground services it intends to operate during strikes over Tube modernisation
Transport for London (TfL) has today confirmed the Underground services which it intends to operate, depending on staffing levels, should the strikes threatened by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions on London Underground (LU) go ahead."Our customers and staff are at the very centre of our...
Virgin is yet to sign deal for trains on West Coast rail line
from http://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport-news/2012/11/10/virgin-is-yet-to-sign-deal-for-trains-on-west-coast-rail-line/November 10, 2012 7:00 pmVirgin is yet to sign deal for trains on West Coast rail lineAn extension to Virgin Trains’ franchise to run the busiest rail line in the...
West Coast Main Line deal will go ahead, Greening says
The BBC Reports...........Transport Secretary Justine Greening says there will be no delay in signing a new West Coast Main Line contract, despite pressure to review it.Mrs Greening said the government would "push on" with the 13-year contract with FirstGroup, which was a "good deal for...
FirstGroup warns against rail franchise delay in Branson row
Sir Richard Branson's hopes of clinging on to the west coast rail franchise are fading as the government prepares to formally strip Virgin Trains of the London-Glasgow route.The Department for Transport has rejected Branson's offer to run the franchise for free if it delays its decision...
Passengers Pay For Winning Bid With Higher Rail Fares
Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, warned that rail passengers would have to pay the price of First Group's winning £5.5 billion bid for the West Coast line franchise."This crazy franchise lottery, where the highest bidder scoops the pot, means that passengers will have to pay...
West Coast Mainline franchise gamble
From the Herald.................SHORTER journey times, station upgrades, refurbished train interiors, better catering and an improved ticketing system are all promised when FirstGroup takes over the running of trains on the West Coast Mainline (WCML) later this year.Can passengers between Glasgow...
Virgin Trains on West Coast franchise announcement
The Department for Transport (DfT) has today announced that following a bidding competition, Virgin Rail Group will not be operating the new Intercity West Coast franchise which starts on December 9th 2012 and runs through to March 31st 2026.Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Virgin Rail Group,...
RMT prepares ballot for action and political fight as First Group wins West Coast franchise
RMT said today that it will mount a massive campaign to defend jobs and services on the prestige West Coast route – including a ballot for industrial action - as it was confirmed this morning that First Group have won the InterCity franchise from Virgin on the basis of 20% cuts across the board...

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