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A tougher standard for punctuality will be introduced on Britain’s railways next month in an attempt to improve performance.

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Hitachi secures Ł100m order for Newton Aycliffe site - but bosses warn big orders still needed

A NORTH-EAST train builder has secured a Ł100m deal to build new high speed trains linking London and Edinburgh.

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  • FirstGroup and Hitachi announce new partnership for high speed trainsA new high-quality, low fare rail link between London and Edinburgh has come a step closer for customers with news that FirstGroup has confirmed an order for five brand new AT300 125mph intercity electric trains and ongoing maintenance, following completion yesterday of a Ł100 million deal for the trains between FirstGroup and Hitachi Rail, financed by Beacon Rail.

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