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Govia launches new compensation scheme for commuters disrupted by May timetable mayhem

Thameslink and Great Northern passengers will be able to claim more money back following the May timetable shambles after Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and the Department for Transport (DfT) agreed to a special compensation scheme for those most severely affected by the changes.

Short-changed by short trains: More than 3,000 Northern services run with missing carriages in just four weeks

The number of ‘short-formed’ trains run by under-fire operator Northern with fewer carriages than promised has doubled since last year, according to figures seen by The Yorkshire Post.

McGill's trial electric bus on busy Glasgow city centre route

A Glasgow bus route will be the first to trial a new electric bus by McGill's. The zero local-emission bus is being trialled on the bus company's busy 38 route in Glasgow city centre.

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  • Ryanair crew threaten strikes in demands for better pay [Subscription]Ryanair customers could face further disruption after thousands of cabin crew published demands for improved pay and conditions.
  • National Express pulls ahead with €1bn Morocco winNational Express has become the biggest transport operator in Morocco after securing a €1 billion contract to operate buses in the cities of Rabat, Salé and Temara.
  • Stagecoach back on track with reduced rail risk [Subscription]Stagecoach was back in favour after analysts at Liberum concluded that reduced rail risk supported an upgrade. The transport company slashed its dividend to shareholders by 35 per cent last week and announced a fall in profits after the government stripped it of its loss-making east coast rail line franchise. However, analysts said that the payout reduction perversely made a positive investment case because the group would be under less pressure to win franchises to support the payments.

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  • State-of-the-art maintenance trains on the way to support Elizabeth LineNew top-of-the-line maintenance trains used on the Elizabeth line are being tested ahead of delivery to London later this year. Manufactured by Austrian company Lisinger in Steyrermühl, a new milling train and two multi-purpose engineering trains manufactured in Germany will deliver the...
  • Hitachi and Bombardier team up for HS2 train deal as CAF joins the raceIn a major and unprecedented move, rail giants Hitachi and Bombardier have announced that they will be joining forces in their bid to design, build and deliver a fleet of bespoke HS2 trains. The two companies had been revealed as bidders for the lucrative £2.75bn rolling stock deal back in...
  • HS2 eastern leg rolling stock depot confirmed for LeedsThe government has confirmed that the new HS2 eastern leg rolling stock depot will be built in Leeds in order to create jobs and ensure Yorkshire reaps the benefits of high-speed rail. The depot, which will service and maintain the new high-speed trains, has received backing from Leeds City...
  • Grayling asks HS2 to prepare for electrification of 25km Midland Main Line routeTransport secretary Chris Grayling has decided to include the electrification of the 25km-long HS2 section of the Midland Main Line in the next Hybrid Bill for the high-speed programme. Following the government’s decision to include a spur into Sheffield via Chesterfield as part of the...

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