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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR)'s annual assessment of High Speed 1 Ltd (HS1 Ltd) has highlighted concerns over how the company is managing its asset renewals.

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  • Welsh Lib Dems call for free train travel as cost of living crisis bitesThe Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh government to take a leaf out of Spain’s book on public transport. The party is calling for the Welsh Labour government to consider introducing a scheme similar to the one introduced this month in Spain which will see free train journeys for commuter and medium-distance trains between 1 September and 31 December.

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  • “High Speed Rail essential to levelling up Britain”The High Speed Rail Group has released its latest report – High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voices – bringing together influential voices from across politics, business and academia to make the case for the benefits of rail infrastructure investment, which include:

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  • UK mega-project Northern Powerhouse Rail back on track?A project to connect major cities in the north of England with a dedicated high-speed railway, vastly increasing capacity for freight and passenger traffic, could be back on the agenda, but only if members of the Conservative Party vote for the right leader. That is the intriguing – or preposterous – state of affairs, depending on your political point of view.
  • Metrolink tram route from Oldham to Bury has date setA new deadline has been set for the completion of a tram route from Oldham to Bury via Rochdale and Heywood.

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