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  • Plans for high-speed service connecting Kent to Gatwick Airport rejectedBold plans for a new high-speed rail service which could take passengers from Ashford to Gatwick airport in just 25 minutes have been rejected. The new Ł10 billion railway service - dubbed the 'M25 for high-speed trains' - would have connected the existing high-speed rail line in Ashford to the planned HS2 project along a route that passed via both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

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  • TfL awards Ł196m contract for Barking Riverside Overground extension TfL has awarded a £196m contract to build a 4.5km rail extension of the London Overground to Barking Riverside to a joint venture of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick (MSVF). The overground extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, from the Tilbury...
  • Final intercity train sees GWR deliver 10,000 more seatsMore than 10,000 more train seats have now been made available on the Great Western Railway (GWR) network after the train operator delivered the remainder of the new fleet of Class 800 intercity trains yesterday. Before Christmas GWR took the delivery of its final Class 800 Intercity Express...
  • HS2 project part of new East Midlands manufacturing zones schemeA north Derbyshire HS2 project has been named as one of the locations of the UK’s first manufacturing zones in the East Midlands. Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced that four projects have been chosen to form the new and innovative East Midlands Manufacturing Zones...


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  • Herb Kelleher’s magicThe magic of Herb Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 aged 87, was that there was no magic. It’s simply the story of an extraordinarily smart lawyer spotting a market opportunity, working relentlessly hard to turn it from a cocktail-napkin idea into a highly successful business, and adhering to genuinely held principles of being a decent, kind human being. read more

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