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Network Rail outlines vision to electrify West Midlands railway by 2050

New strategy could see thousands of diesel trains removed from the region's railway network and replaced with vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen and batteries

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  • Monday essay: is franchising finished? All the franchises in England were transferred to Emergency Measures Agreements in March this year, to coincide with the start of lockdown. The EMAs essentially removed commercial risk for the operators, who neither pay the bills nor keep the revenue but simply receive a management fee. At the time, the EMAs were set to last until 20 September, but that deadline is less than a week away. In reality, the EMA with FirstGroup for Great Western Railway has already been extended into next year, and it seems virtually certain that the other franchises will follow. In the first part of a two-part sp...

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