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House of Commons Transport Committee Investigates Train Timetabling Failures

The House of Commons Transport Committee has just finished a three hour interrogation of rail industry leaders about the failed timetables for GoVia Thameslink and Northern introduced in May.

GTR and Northern rail bosses 'were aware' of likely chaos

Rail bosses were aware of the scale of chaos a new timetable would have on the network, two days before it was officially implemented.

Heathrow is full: a new runway is the only option - Graham Brady MP and Louise Ellman MP [Subscription]

It is not often that MPs from different parties stand united. But the issue of Heathrow expansion is one that warrants cross-party unity. Last week, the government took the important decision to table the airports national policy statement (NPS) which will enable Heathrow expansion.

Bombardier could contest decision to award £1.5bn Piccadilly Line contract to Siemens as it seeks formal feedback from TfL

Bombardier could contest a decision to award the £1.5bn contract to design and manufacture the new Piccadilly Line trains to Siemens Mobility, after saying it was "very disappointed" in the news.

First look at new Piccadilly line trains with TfL set to sign £1.5bn contract

The first image of the new Piccadilly line trains has been released as TfL announced it has commissioned a fleet of 94 in a £1.5bn contract.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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  • Politicians join RIA's rail fellowship class of 2018Politicians are set to be educated on the rail sector’s crucial importance to the UK through the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) rail fellowship programme. The programme will promote the work of the organisations that build, maintain and enhance the UK’s railways. By...
  • GTR boss to resign, citing 'huge frustration' from passengersThe chief executive of struggling operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will resign. Charles Horton, the boss of GTR which runs Thameslink, Great Northern, and Southern railways, will remain in the position for a short time to oversee the implementation of the new timetables installed in...
  • Nexus launches engagement process with mobility providersNexus is launching an engagement exercise aimed at extending the reach of public and sustainable transport in the north east of England. The company provides public transport on behalf of Tyne and Wear local authorities, including owning and operating the Tyne and Wear Metro, which is the...
  • Three men killed by train in south London Three men have died after being hit by a train near a south London station. The British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to Loughborough Junction station in south London at 7:34am after reports that three bodies were found on the tracks. Officers attended and all three men, who...
  • Firm named for new Coventry VLR projectA transport firm has won a contract to work with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) of Warwick University to develop a very light rail vehicle as a new transport solution for Coventry. Stratford-upon-Avon-based Transport Design International won the tender worth £12.2m secured from the West...

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