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At least 11 rail stations at risk after minister refuses to rule out closures

SCOTLAND’s Transport Minister Keith Brown has not ruled out closing train stations as part of a review on the future of the railways.

Go-Ahead boosted by rail growth but bus costs hit profits

Transport operator Go-Ahead has hailed strong growth in its rail division despite a 12.9pc fall in first-half profit.

Plea to allow Birmingham Airport meet growing demand for air travel

Transport Secretary Justine Greening heard a plea from the city’s business community to let Birmingham Airport take the strain as the nation struggles to cope with growing demand for air travel.

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  • Fenchurch farewell for TrevorTrevor Capps, who worked for c2c at Fenchurch Street station in London, is retiring after over 48 years in the rail industry. Trevor joined the railway in 1963 at Southend East station. For the majority of his career he has worked on station platforms, despatching trains and looking after passengers. He has also worked stints [...]
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  • Sporting heroes back Translink NI Railways & Samaritans campaignTranslink NI Railways and Samaritans have joined forces to launch ˜We™re In Your Corner™; a hard-hitting campaign to promote the charity™s emotional support services and help prevent suicides on the local rail network. The new partnership also provides support for Translink employees who find themselves in challenging and highly sensitive circumstances when dealing with someone [...]

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