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  • Scathing letter rips into May timetable chaos, demands Grayling take responsibilityMembers of the London Assembly have written to Chris Grayling calling on him to take responsibility for the failings of the industry in implementing new timetables – which have wreaked havoc across the network since their roll-out in May – to ensure this fiasco does not happen...
  • Final plans submitted for rail-connected Yorkshire hubA 276-acre site in Yorkshire could be transformed into a major rail-connected hub servicing the north of England as part of proposals put forward to Selby District Council today. Harworth Group, a land regeneration and property investment specialist, submitted an outline planning application...
  • Grayling confirms electrification will form part of TransPennine upgrade The transport secretary has confirmed to the UK rail supply sector that the TransPennine route upgrade will include both major civil engineering projects and electrification as part of its future plans. The future of TransPennine infrastructure improvements has been in the public eye: in July...
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