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The number of people using trains between Glasgow and London increase by almost a third in six years.

Delayed Crossrail set for £3bn bailout [Subscription]

Chris Grayling’s department has a “laissez-faire attitude” to Crossrail and it is likely to open more than two years late and £3 billion over budget, according to a Commons report.

Commuting by rail or bus takes twice as long as driving in parts of UK, figures show

Commuting by public transport in some parts of Britain can take twice as long as driving, according to new statistics.

Bolton bus Stagecoach firm boasts 'elite' drivers

A BUS firm is boasting some of safest and most fuel-efficient drivers in the UK. Stagecoach, which runs many of Bolton's services, says 493 of its employees achieved Fleet Elite standard in a worldwide global performance measurement scheme.

Thursday, 04 April 2019

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  • Delayed Crossrail set for £3bn bailout [Subscription]Chris Grayling’s department has a “laissez-faire attitude” to Crossrail and it is likely to open more than two years late and £3 billion over budget, according to a Commons report.
  • Stagecoach on a roll as rail delays rumble onThe signal failure in government over the future of the railways has turned into good news for Stagecoach. Though the company has been one of the big losers in the rail industry in recent years, it emerged yesterday that a decision-making hiatus at the Department for Transport is set to boost its bottom line.

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  • ORR approves action improvement plan from Network RailAn action plan from Network Rail to improve its performance in response to enforcement action taken against it in November last year has been given approval by the ORR. Network Rail has set out how it intends to improve its poor performance by working in collaboration with train operators to...
  • Caledonian Sleeper unveil first look inside new £150m fleet Caledonian Sleeper has revealed the design and interiors of its new £150m fleet of trains as the service nears its launch at the end of May. The first images from inside the new trains built by CAF have been released, showing the interior design and layout of the rooms, double beds and...

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