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Labour move to truncate ScotRail franchise thrown out

A Scottish Labour move to end Abellio's ScotRail franchise early was today rejected by MSPs.

Councillors give green light to Stansted airport expansion plans

Stansted Airport’s expansion plans have been approved by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee.

FirstGroup starts renegotiation of SWR franchise

FIRSTGROUP has started talks with the Department for Transport over a rethink of the contract terms for South Western Railway.

Antoinette Sandbach slams HS2 for failing to provide visual plans

HS2 is ‘refusing to deliver’ on a promise to provide sufficient information about its plans to mid Cheshire residents, Winsford’s MP has claimed.

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