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Rail regulator identifies areas of focus for industry on improving passenger assistance

The Office of Rail and Road has identified several key areas of focus for the industry as it looks to drive improvement in the delivery of passenger assistance for disabled passengers. The conclusions follow audits commissioned by the regulator into how five operators were meeting regulatory requirements related to the delivery of assistance.

Leeds asks government to protect unwanted HS2 land near station from being sold

West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin and Leeds City Council leader James Lewis have written to prime minister Rishi Sunak to argue in favour of keeping safeguarded land to the South of Leeds railway station protected until a study into redevelopment can be completed.

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  • Monday essay: The Case of the Missing Rolling StockThe potential deadline for the closure of the Alstom works in Derby had been 31 January, and on that day rail minister Huw Merriman wrote to train manufacturers and operators, setting out plans for new or refurbished rolling stock, although the letter was not published until 22 February (writes Sim Harris).

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