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Stagecoach barred from rail franchise bids in pensions row

Stagecoach says it is "extremely concerned" after the Department for Transport (DfT) barred it from three UK rail franchise bids.

Old school train tickets to be a thing of the past as rail companies ramp up smart tickets

Old-school orange rail tickets could become a thing of the past as train companies ramp up the technology for paperless 'smart' tickets.

Dutch firm selected to run East Midlands railway franchise

Dutch firm Abellio has been announced as the successful bidder to operate the East Midlands Railway franchise. The firm will take over the franchise from Stagecoach from August 2019 until 2027.

Real Time Noise Information Now Available to Gatwick Airport’s Local Residents

Gatwick Airport has invested nearly £1 million in new technology that dramatically improves the monitoring of aircraft flights and associated noise – with information updated every second – so that local residents can access data and generate reports on demand.

Powys rail passenger numbers on the up as county turns to trains for commuting

Numbers of rail passengers at stations in Welshpool, Newtown and Caersws have increased over 30% over the past three years, new government figures show.

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  • Euston demolitions clear the way for HS2 platformsDemolition works at Euston have revealed the site where platform’s for High Speed 2 will be located. The clearance of the former Ibis hotel and disused National Temperance Hospital buildings reveal, for the first time, the full scale of the new platforms and concourse that are set to be built as part of Britain’s new high speed rail project.


  • Franchise ban for Stagecoach: Abellio wins East MidlandsSTAGECOACH has been banned from bidding for three rail franchises, in a clash with the Department for Transport over pension risks. Abellio has been awarded the East Midlands franchise, and will take over from Stagecoach in August.

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