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FirstGroup/Trenitalia replaces Virgin to run West Coast route
 FirstGroup / replaces Virgin to run West Coast rout https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49341772 Read more about sharing.     Image copyright Getty Images FirstGroup is to take over the running of the West Coast mainline train route, connecting London...
Rail franchising needs significant reform, says Transport Committee
from Rail franchising needs significant reform, says Transport Committee05 February 2017MPs on the Transport Committee say there are serious shortcomings in the Department for Transport's capability and capacity to manage rail franchising.  Read the report summary Read the report...
FirstGroup's Great Western rail deal extended to 2019
23 March 2015 Last updated at 08:29 from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32014409FirstGroup's Great Western rail deal extended to 2019 The new Intercity Express Trains will replace trains from the 1970sTransport company FirstGroup has extended its deal with the government to run services...
Virgin Trains East Coast set to take over franchise
from: http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/business/virgin-trains-east-coast-set-to-take-over-franchise-1-3701352Virgin Trains East Coast set to take over franchiseBerwick-upon-Tweed train station. 09:17 Saturday 28 February 2015 The franchise for the reprivatised east coast main line will...
Labour steps up rail re-nationalisation campaign with new bill in Parliament
from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11193776/Labour-steps-up-rail-re-nationalisation-campaign.htmlLabour steps up rail re-nationalisation campaignLabour Party to introduce a bill in Parliament on Wednesday that would allow a state-owned train operator to bid for...
Alex Salmond accused of 'selling out Scotland' by awarding ScotRail to Dutch Company Abellio
from: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/lamont-attacks-salmond-over-abellio-rail-contract-1-3567995Lamont attacks Salmond over Abellio rail contract Alex Salmond was accused of 'selling out Scotland' by Johann Lamont. Picture: Ian Rutherford by ANDREW WHITAKER Updated on...
Rail Unions refused judicial review of East Coast Franchise process
1 July 2014 Last updated at 20:06  from the BBC at www.bbc.co.ukRail unions refused franchise review The East Coast franchise has been run by the government since 2009 Related Stories Unions contest East Coast rail sale East Coast mainline bidders revealed Why not......
Labour to change bidding opportunities for UK rail franchises
 Labour to allow cooperatives and mutuals to run railway franchisesShadow transport team also to confirm manifesto pledge to give public sector and private operators same bidding rights Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent     The Guardian, Monday 28 July 2014...
Rail plan ‘will create jobs and boost economy’
 Rail plan ‘will create jobs and boost economy’Published on the 14 July 2014 05:19Published 14/07/2014  from: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/rail-plan-will-create-jobs-and-boost-economy-1-6727279    TRANSPORT group Arriva is planning a new...
New Trains in 7 year Franchise Win
 New Trains In Seven-Year Rail Franchise WinNearly 1,400 new carriages are to enter service on the busiest lines into the capital, boosting rush hour capacity by 50%.2:38pm UK, Friday 23 May 2014 Video: 'Transformational' Thameslink Route ATOCFor video and extra graphics...

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