Derby gets green light as rail industry confirms dates for Derby 2018 upgrade
Dates for a major £200 million railway upgrade that will improve journeys to and through Derby station have today been confirmed, with plans being put in place to keep Derby moving. Network Rail and industry partners CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains, who manage the station, have announced that the track and signalling in the area [...]
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Disappointing outcome to MPs’ meeting with RMT
Today in Parliament there was a cross-party meeting of Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and Green MP’s with the RMT, including the RMT’s general secretary, Mick Cash. The meeting was instigated by Tim Loughton MP (East Worthing & Shoreham) who was keen to meet the unions in order to understand the reasons behind the ongoing industrial [...]
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Modern trains and new technology for rail passengers
Transport secretary Chris Grayling today visited Bristol Temple Meads station to welcome the modern diesel turbo trains, which launched for the first time on the Severn Beach line into the city this week and also to see progress on the smart ticketing trials. The first train in the modern fleet marks stage one in a [...]
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Primesight retains Network Rail roadside advertising contract
The company has retained the Network Rail contract for roadside advertising panels under a new deal representing the single biggest roadside contract in the UK – made up of more than 2,000 billboards and worth £125 million. The reappointment, for seven years, follows a competitive tender process and allows Primesight exclusive rights to develop and [...]
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Station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition
An innovative coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-bean, which has prevented an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere since April 2015, has received national recognition at the UK’s most prestigious green business awards. The partnership – which is the largest initiative of its kind – received a Highly-Commended award for [...]
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