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Industry gives reaction to publication of Shaw Report

17 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

On 16 March 2016, the Department for Transport published the final Shaw Report giving recommendations for the future shape and financing of Network Rail.

Government launches competition to boost rail tourism

1 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a competition aimed at community and heritage railways to encourage more visitors to travel by rail.

Funding announced for south west rail infrastructure study

10 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Department for Transport and Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced funding for a study looking at improvements to rail infrastructure between London and Devon and Cornwall.

NAO gives cautious response to DfT rail franchising programme

24 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The National Audit Office has published a report welcoming the reformed management of the rail franchising programme by the Department for Transport but highlights the emerging risk of achieving value for money.

National Training Academy for Rail opens

20 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The £7 million National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) has opened its doors delivering a cutting-edge facility for students to develop the skills necessary for a career in the rail industry.