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Ten new battery-powered trains will run between London and Scotland via the East Coast Main Line.

West Yorkshire operators join forces for EP+ proposals

West Yorkshire’s bus operators have joined forces in a move they say will ‘drive change as fast as possible’ to offer an alternative way forwards at a time when the region is looking increasingly likely to follow the likes of Manchester and introduce bus franchising.

CPT advocates net cost, incentive-based bus franchising for Wales

Bus franchising in Wales should be delivered via a net cost, or minimum subsidy, model rather than the Welsh Government’s gross cost approach, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru has said.

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  • Why rail electrification is so slow in Britainrrivals at New Street station in Birmingham are greeted by a striking 24-metre-high atrium, a shopping complex and the fumes of diesel trains. The smell is an unpleasant reminder that just 38% of Britain’s railway network is electrified, compared with 60% on average in the eu.

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  • Suited for Success in the West MidlandsNational Express has helped a Birmingham charity dedicated to empowering unemployed individuals with confidence-boosting interview skills and clothing by donating a double-decker bus to support its new Suited for Success initiative.
  • West Yorkshire operators join forces for EP+ proposalsWest Yorkshire’s bus operators have joined forces in a move they say will ‘drive change as fast as possible’ to offer an alternative way forwards at a time when the region is looking increasingly likely to follow the likes of Manchester and introduce bus franchising.
  • Next generation Enviros revealedAlexander Dennis has unveiled its next generation of electric buses. Jonathan Welch was at the launch to have a first look

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  • 'Women in Bus and Coach’ initiative launchedA national network to support women in the bus and coach industry has been launched. The ‘Women in Bus and Coach’ initiative will work with operators, manufacturers, community associations among others with the aim of encouraging and supporting more women to work in the bus and coach industry at every level.

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