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Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn Train Contracts
Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn Train Contracts MPs claim the taxpayer has been left with all the risk over two multibillion-pound contracts for new trains.10:30, UK, Wednesday 17 December 2014 from: http://news.sky.com/story/1393252/taxpayer-risk-from-10-5bn-train-contractsA Hitachi...
RMT slams Government plans to halve numbers of additional rail carriages from 1300 to 650
RMT today accused the government of deliberately distorting the announcement on rail investment to cover up the fact that they have halved the promised number of additional railway carriages over the next four years from 1300 to 650.RMT has also accused the government of kicking in to the long...
More than 2,100 new carriages for rail travellers as Government unveils rail investment package
The Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain's railways by 2019, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today as he unveiled plans to modernise the rail network, tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.Mr Hammond confirmed that...
Intercity train replacement programme to go ahead
UK newspapers arte reporting that ministers will announce this week that the fleet of ageing Intercity trains is to be replaced, at a cost of £7.5bn.A consortium including Hitachi and the British infrastructure project manager John Laing were selected as the preferred bidders on the contract...
High-speed train funding decision delayed until October
 High-speed train funding decision delayed until OctoberWith budgets set to be cut, there is increasing fear that the government will scrap the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Richard Wray  Britain may have to wait longer for new intercity trains. Photograph: Christopher...
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