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Unloved Stagecoach may have a point on rail franchise pension risks

DfT says company knew the rules and has only itself to blame for three disqualifications

Smart solar rail: £110,000 boost for Welsh rail electrification project

An initiative exploring the feasibility of using community-owned renewable energy technologies to electrify Welsh train lines has won a grant of £110,000

Thursday, 11 April 2019

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  • DfT awards East Midlands rail franchise to AbellioAbellio has won the next East Midlands rail franchise and will take over from Stagecoach in August 2019 until 2027. The DfT announced that the ScotRail operator has been named as the successful bidder “after they presented a strong, compliant bid” whilst Stagecoach has been barred...
  • 'Shocked' Stagecoach disqualified from three rail franchise bids in row over pensionsStagecoach has accused ministers of putting the future of the UK rail industry in doubt and said it is “extremely concerned” after the DfT has barred it from three rail franchise bids. The DfT said that Stagecoach’s bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast...
  • Rail industry heralds smart-ticketing rollout to all major UK stationsTrain companies are set to rollout smart tickets to thousands more passengers this month, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has announced, meaning nine out of 10 tickets will now be available as smart tickets. Major stations such as Waterloo, Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Edinburgh Waverley, and...

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