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    Positive growth for Channel Tunnel

    Eurotunnel Group has reported strong revenue growth for the first quarter of 2015, up by ten per cent to around £217 million, with Eurostar traffic remaining stable despite the Paris attacks, and rail freight up by 11 per cent. Eurostar carried 2,297,400 passengers in the quarter, which the company said remained stable as a result […]
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    c2c tops 2014/15 punctuality table

    National Express train operator c2c is the UK’s most punctual train operator for the third year running. The latest punctuality results from Network Rail show that 96.9 per cent of c2c’s trains arrived on time for the year up to 31st March 2015. The figure represents an increase on 2013/14, when 96.7 per cent of […]
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    ORR publishes 2015/16 business plan

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its annual business plan for the next year. The plan sets out ORR’s work for the year as economic regulator for railway infrastructure, health and safety regulator for the rail industry as a whole, and the industry’s consumer and competition authority. The plan highlights new areas […]
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    BTP Action on rail theft

    The British Transport Police is today marking Operation Magnum, its initiative to reduce theft on the rail network, by organising a Day of Action. The purpose of the initiative is to help rail passengers keep valuables safe from pickpockets, gadget-grabbers and luggage thieves, which BTP’s officers hope will disrupt and deter pickpockets who prey on […]
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    New code of practice is just the ticket

    A new code of practice designed to improve standards for providing passengers with information when they choose, buy and use rail tickets has been unveiled today by the rail industry. Development of the new code has been led by the rail regulator which has worked closely with train companies; licenced rail retailers; the independent passenger […]
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    £50 million upgrade good news for passengers

    South West Trains’ passengers stand to benefit from a franchise agreement between its parent company, Stagecoach, and the DfT that will free up a £50 million package of funding. The agreement, which will result in improvement initiatives introduced from now until February 2017, means passengers won’t have to wait for a new franchise to begin […]
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    Government ‘yet to make a convincing argument’ for HS2

    The Government has not made a convincing case for HS2, according to a report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee. Before Parliament passes the bill that enables the £50 billion project to begin, the Committee has told the government that it must present a better plan. Despite supporting HS2, the Committee has […]
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    Government agrees deal with FGW

    The government has announced it will be giving passengers in the West of England, Thames Valley and South Wales more seats, more services and two new fleets of modern trains. The government has reached an agreement with First Group for First Great Western, to continue to operate trains between London Paddington, the Cotswolds, South Wales […]