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Rail review: Grayling confirms no major changes until 2020

Rail commuters could continue to face disruption until major changes are made to the rail franchising system in 2020, following the transport secretary’s speech to MPs yesterday. Chris Grayling said he “can’t stand by” with the collapse of franchises such as Virgin Trains...

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  • How will Crossrail 2 be paid for? Boss backs tax hike, says 'we must make scheme more affordable'The managing director for Crossrail 2 has outlined the plans for cutting costs for Crossrail 2, stating that TfL “need to make it more affordable.” Speaking to delegates at an event in Whitehall yesterday, Dr Michèle Dix, managing director for Crossrail 2 at TfL, said she...
  • HS2 launches public consultation on Phase 2b route plansHS2 has launched public consultations on the Phase 2b route for high-speed railway between the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds. The 10-week consultations will give communities the chance to respond to HS2’s plans and designs, and give feedback on HS2’s working draft environmental...
  • Rail review: Grayling confirms no major changes until 2020Rail commuters could continue to face disruption until major changes are made to the rail franchising system in 2020, following the transport secretary’s speech to MPs yesterday. Chris Grayling said he “can’t stand by” with the collapse of franchises such as Virgin Trains...
  • TransPennine upgrade works will shut down route for almost five yearsTo achieve the improvements envisaged through the TransPennine upgrade, Network Rail will have to close some part of the route for up to a whopping 39 weeks per year for five years – in other words, closures of almost 50 months in total throughout the scheme. In a letter to transport...
  • South Yorkshire freight terminal officially opened by Princess RoyalThe first inland rail freight terminal in over a decade has been officially opened by the Princess Royal. The £14m state-of-the-art freight terminal is part of a larger iPort development in South Yorkshire which could create around 5,000 new jobs. Visiting the rail hub in Doncaster today...
  • New CAF trains for Northern begin testing in the UKThe first round of dynamic UK testing for rail operator Northern’s new CAF-manufactured trains are underway. Tests are running on the North West network following track testing in the Czech Republic, with the state-of-the-art trains to be launched into service by the end of the...

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  • Can HS2 be saved from itself – before it is too late?As one of the first politicians to champion High Speed 2, I have watched with dismay the warning lights flash one after the other   An artist’s impression of Birmingham’s Curzon Street station   It has the support of the three main political parties. It has made good progress through parliament, passing its Commons stage with a huge majority. It is a long way through the preparatory work with the beginning of construction only about a year away. Yet the storm clouds are gathering ominously over HS2. As Bob Dylan once remarked, you don’t need a weather vane to know which w...

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