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Passport checks on cross-border trains in Ireland may be introduced

Northern Irish train drivers who work on cross-border services may need a licence allowing them to operate in the Republic in the event of a hard Brexit, a railways chief warned last night.

HS2 will be transformative - just not quite yet, says transport head

This is the year HS2 gets real. At Euston, giant diggers are munching their way through old Sixties buildings at the side of the rundown main-line station, clearing a huge site for what should be the first six platforms of Britain's new super-railway. Thousands of people are working on the project. More than £4 billion has already been spent. It should be a national sensation. So why haven't we noticed?

Call for British firms to be given preference for high speed rail contracts

A leading industrialist has called for UK industry to given a mandatory role in the production of the next generation of Britain’s high-speed trains.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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  • HS2 will be transformative - just not quite yet, says transport headThis is the year HS2 gets real. At Euston, giant diggers are munching their way through old Sixties buildings at the side of the rundown main-line station, clearing a huge site for what should be the first six platforms of Britain's new super-railway. Thousands of people are working on the project. More than £4 billion has already been spent. It should be a national sensation. So why haven't we noticed?

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  • West Midlands promises rail revolution in new detailed 30-year strategyThe West Midlands has set out its short- and long-term plan for rail in the region, promising new passenger services and stations and to build on the benefits of high-speed rail. Launched by the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), the ‘Rail Investment Strategy’ sets out the planned...
  • Northern to deliver new fleet of trains on Cumbrian rail routes this summerA new fleet of trains will be introduced for the first time on routes in Cumbria as Northern bosses promise a host of new initiatives for 2019. Northern’s 98 trains, which are a mix of diesel and electric, will be “drip fed” into national operation on the Furness Line between...
  • RSSB appoints Barbara Moorhouse as new chairThe Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has appointed Barbara Moorhouse as its new chair. Moorhouse reportedly took over the role from 1 January and currently holds the position of non-executive director at Balfour Beatty, Microgen and Agility Trains. Her executive career involves working as...

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  • Rail stations: the new town and city centresThe Rail Stations and Property Summit 2019 will outline how rail stations' evolving role as urban and rural hubs is driving development activity, growth and revenue – and giving a welcome boost to sustainable transport strategies

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