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South Western Railway may be nationalised after firm loses £137m

Accounts show joint venture between FirstGroup and MTR could go bust before end of 2020. The strike-hit South Western Railway (SWR) franchise faces the prospect of nationalisation after its accounts revealed significant doubt that it could see out the year without going bust.

If Piccadilly expansion isn't signed off, rail chaos will 'continue endlessly into the future' - and the Ordsall Chord has made things WORSE

Government has long been dodging questions on its broken promise to expand Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations. Northern leaders are now set to tell ministers they have no choice - do it, or we suffer bad services forever

Transport secretary and HS2 chief heading to Leeds for crunch talks

Transport for the North are hosting a big event in Leeds with politicians set to quiz those in charge of rail and road networks

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

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  • South Western Railway may be nationalised after firm loses £137mAccounts show joint venture between FirstGroup and MTR could go bust before end of 2020. The strike-hit South Western Railway (SWR) franchise faces the prospect of nationalisation after its accounts revealed significant doubt that it could see out the year without going bust.
  • Cancelling HS2 would fail new Tory voters, Boris Johnson toldWest Midlands mayor says rail project could make or break the future of region. The Conservative mayor of the West Midlands has told Boris Johnson cancelling HS2 would fail the new Tory voters who returned him to No 10 last month believing he would bring prosperity to their region. As the government prepares to publish a review into the future of the high-speed railway line, Andy Street said abandoning the project would deliver a hammer blow to the West Midlands from which it could take a decade to recover.

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  • Changes to some London Overground ticket offices to be introducedThe hours at some London Overground ticket offices will start to change over the next few weeks to better match the times customers use them. These changes reflect the way customers now pay for their travel as many people choose to use contactless payments and mobile devices instead of paper tickets. Currently fewer than two per cent of London Overground journeys involve a ticket sale from a London Overground ticket office, with sales through ticket offices having reduced by a million compared with 2016. With the significant reduction in office-based ticket sales, it had been proposed that t...
  • TfL and Santander launch a year of celebrations to mark ten years of London‚Äôs flagship cycle hire schemeThis year, Transport for London (TfL) and Santander will celebrate the tenth anniversary of cycle hire in the capital, with a series of events, competitions and offers throughout 2020. TfL launched Londonís flagship cycle hire scheme on 30 July 2010 across eight London boroughs with 315 docking stations. Now there are more than 12,000 bikes available from 781 docking stations. In the past decade users have made more than 87 million hires, with over 10 million hires in 2019 for the fourth year in a row and 34,500 hires on Christmas Day. New docking stations around parks and extra capacit...

Rail Advent

  • First electric train services run to Cardiff CentralRail passengers in South Wales are benefitting this week from the first electric trains to service Cardiff Central following the completion of electrification works on the railway between Cardiff Central and London Paddington.

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  • Northern welcomes new link between East and West YorkshireRail Operator, Northern Railway, is celebrating the improved links between East and West Yorkshire today (Dec 19) following the introduction of a new service on the network, providing a direct service between Halifax and Hull. The new route comes as part of Northern’s newly published...
  • ORR sets £25.9m charges for HS1 asset maintenance Train operators using the High Speed 1 (HS1 Ltd) rail line from London to the Channel Tunnel will be expected to pay a collective £25.9m per year for asset upkeep, renewal and replacement. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has decided today that the long-term cost of maintaining the...
  • Electric rail services underway for South Wales passengers This week rail passengers in South Wales are benefitting from electric services for the first-time following Network Rail’s successful completion of electrification of the railway between Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Electrification between the two capital cities means thousands...

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