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Crossrail: Full timetable 'predicted in May 2023'

A full Crossrail timetable will be in place in 2023 - nearly five years late - MPs are told.

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Dan Jarvis said further delay to the long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan is “completely unacceptable”.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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  • Why new Merseyrail trains are running late
A flagship project to give Merseyside a new fleet of modern greener trains could finally launch by the end of 2021, according to the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region.

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  • Minister visits hydrogen projectArcola Energy’s scheme to convert an electric multiple unit to run on hydrogen has reached the halfway point, marked by a visit from Scotland’s Transport Minister Graeme Day on July 6.


  • Cross-border clash over train facemask rules LNER has come under fire for following the new English pandemic rules on board its trains north of the border, which mean face coverings and social distancing are no longer compulsory. Its stance has been described as 'unacceptable'.

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  • TfN responds to government’s Transport Decarbonisation StrategyThe government’s plans outline priorities to create cleaner air, healthier communities, and tens of thousands of new jobs. TfN has this year set out its own Decarbonisation Strategy for road and rail transport across the North of England, and has set a target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2045. A consultation on the draft plan is currently underway with a finalised strategy set to be published later this year.
  • Consultants appointed for Rail StudyFylde Council has appointed Stantec to produce a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) to assess transport options to improve connectivity and reliability along the route of the South Fylde Rail Line.
  • Old Portishead train line to be recycledAnother step towards £110m plan for two new stations and passenger railway

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