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Grayling accused of ‘personally propping up’ failing rail franchises

The Transport Secretary is being accused of “personally propping up” failing rail franchises amid reports that a leading operator could be about to lose its contract.

Bus services in 'crisis' as councils cut funding, campaigners warn

Government urged to act as report shows council funding has almost halved since 2010

Electrification of the Cardiff to Swansea rail line could cost just a third of what was thought

The Cardiff to Swansea railway could be electrified for just a third of the previously accepted figure, according to a group of rail professionals.

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  • Train firm could be stripped of franchise after weeks of chaosTHAMESLINK rail bosses have been given weeks to keep its franchise after the passenger misery caused by the timetable fiasco. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has threatened to strip the company of its right to operate rail travel in southern England after thousands of delays and cancellations.

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  • Heathrow saga prompts calls for NIC to take chargeHeathrow’s long-awaited third runway is edging closer, but one expert believes politics needs to take a back seat – and the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) given far greater powers over major projects.

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