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Gatwick airport unveils £1.1bn five-year plan to ramp up growth without expansion

Gatwick is finding alternative ways to tackle its capacity problem, announcing a new five-year plan that will pump an extra £1.1bn worth of investment into the airport.

New MD for Hull Trains

Hull Trains has appointed service delivery director Louise Cheeseman as its new managing director.

New bus fall shows 'slow death of local buses'

The number of people using buses in England fell again in the last financial year in the face of real-terms fare increases and cuts to local routes.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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Bradford Telegraph & Argus

  • MP Tracy Brabin tackles train delaysONE of the region's MPs is asking for constituents to come forward with examples of how they have been affected by the recent rail timetabling chaos.

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  • New MD for Hull TrainsHull Trains has appointed service delivery director Louise Cheeseman as its new managing director.
  • Wales seeks control of inter-city servicesInter-city trains serving Wales should be controlled by the Welsh Assembly Government, according to WAG Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates.

Rail Technology Magazine

  • DfT publishes ITT for East Midlands franchise biddersBidders for the next East Midlands franchise are being urged to demonstrate how they will deliver on an “ambitious” upgrade programme as the DfT published the invitation to tender (ITT). The current franchise has been operated by Stagecoach for over a decade, but the operator is now...
  • CAF closes deal to supply 77 locally made trains for Wales and BordersJust a day after Vivarail announced it will be providing five Class 320s for the new Wales and Borders franchise, CAF has now revealed that it is in final negotiations with operator KeolisAmey to supply and maintain a major fleet of new trains. The Spanish firm – which is already supplying...
  • York invites public's views on £100m station revampThe City of York Council is calling on locals to give their views on a £100m reshaping of the front of York station into a “fitting gateway to the city.” Under the proposals, the current Queen Street Bridge would be removed to create the space for the changes. They include a...
  • First TPE bullet train arrives in the UK The first of TransPennine Express’ Nova 1 bullet trains has completed its two-month journey from Japan today, set to come into action across the north of England and Scotland next year. The 19 new five-carriage trains will be part of TPE’s introduction of three new fleets into...
  • First TPE bullet train arrives in the UK The first of TransPennine Express’ Nova 1 bullet trains has completed its two-month journey from Japan today, set to come into action across the north of England and Scotland next year. The 19 new five-carriage trains will be part of TPE’s introduction of three new fleets into...
  • ORR calls on Network Rail to spend £1bn on safety and quality initiativesThe rail regulator has called on Network Rail to invest an extra £1bn on replacing “worn out” rolling stock, including £80m in spending on safety expenditure and worker safety initiatives. The ORR said railway performance has “failed many passengers” in recent...
  • £250m track contract up for grabs for tube track maintenanceTransport for London is inviting firms to bid for the four-year £250m delivery of track renewals for its underground network, starting in 2019. The work includes surface and sub-surface ballasted track renewals, crossing renewals and track drainage, and has the option to be extended for...

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