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Gatwick Express claim that trains to Victoria take 'just 30 minutes' ruled as misleading

Gatwick Express can no longer claim its trains run non-stop to Victoria in half an hour after it emerged a fifth of its services were delayed, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

Rail passengers are paying for their own Northern compensation - but nobody will say how much

A big chunk of the compensation bill following the Northern timetable debacle is coming from the public purse

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  • Campaigners pounce on Stansted Airport planning blunderCampaigners against Stansted Airport expansion are attempting to pull planning powers from the local authority after airport bosses finally handed over hundreds of late documents on air quality and surface access issues.

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  • Burnham urges May to 'solve the railway chaos' after botched emergency timetablesThe mayor of Greater Manchester has today written to Theresa May calling on her to intervene to solve constant disruption to rail services in the north. Andy Burnham said it was “frankly outrageous” that the introduction of emergency timetables had not led to service improvements...
  • ORR slams Network Rail over 'systemic failings' of May timetables, recovery plan due in AugustThe rail regulator has scolded Network Rail for its mismanagement of the chaotic new timetables that left many commuters stranded from 20 May. In a report released after a thorough investigation, the ORR demanded that Network Rail take four immediate actions to improve passenger services...
  • Customers want more rail freight Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager at the Campaign for Better Transport, makes a socioeconomic case for continued investment not only in the national rail freight network, but in connections to ports and electrification. Key government policies highlight rail freight’s role in...
  • Passengers at the heart of Thameslink As Thameslink launches a new timetable, Richard Freeston-Clough, operations and communications officer at London TravelWatch, looks back at the watchdog’s crucial involvement in helping to shape the programme since its early days. The new Thameslink timetable is one  of the biggest...
  • Grayling backed by May as Northern's reinstalled timetables falterPassengers using Northern Rail services were once again left frustrated this morning when Northern’s planned reintroduction of timetables was marred with delays and cancellations. Northern announced the reintroduction of three quarters of its services to daily schedules after it had...
  • New GWR Class 800 IETs make first journey to DevonGreat Western Railway’s arrival in Devon today marks the first Intercity Express Train (IET) to travel to the seaside town, marking another milestone in the roll out of the new fleet. The nine-carriage long Class 800 trains, following a rocky launch in October last year, reached Paignton...
  • Freight for the Borderlands' untapped potential John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle and the government’s Borderlands Deal Champion, discusses the untapped potential for growth in the Borderlands, arguing that investment in rail must go beyond simply assigning a monetary value to the numbers living in an area. The railways have a proud...
  • British manufacturing in buoyant demand for steelRoger Neary, head of logistics sales at DB Cargo UK, discusses the rail freight company’s £6m expansion of its steel warehousing facilities in Wolverhampton, which will provide a major boost to British manufacturing. Over the past 12 months, DB Cargo UK has gone through a significant...

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  • News: Tram-train spotted in RotherhamYou may have thought that the day may never come but the Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train project is moving ever closer to servicing Rotherham as the innovative new vehicles are now being tested in the borough.

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