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£750m Birmingham New Street opens to public

21 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

After five years and at a cost of £750 million, Birmingham New Street station opened its doors to the public on Sunday 20 September 2015.

Government confirms East Midlands Trains franchise

16 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

UK Rail Minister Claire Perry announces the continuation of the East Midlands Trains rail franchise which will include an improvement package to benefit passengers.

UK Government commits to tackling overcrowding on trains

9 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Rail Minister Claire Perry has confirmed the Government’s commitment to tackling overcrowding on trains following the publication of the latest crowding statistics for 2014.

Smart ticketing introduced on Southeastern network

28 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Department for Transport has announced a £5.5 million plan to introduce smart ticketing across the Southeastern rail network.

£22 million transformation of Newcastle Station continues

22 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP visited Newcastle Central Station on 22 July 2015 to view progress made on the Department for Transport multi-million pound funded improvement scheme.

DfT to refranchise South West Trains

7 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Department of Transport (DfT) has notified Stagecoach that it is ending discussions regarding the direct award of the extended South West Trains franchise from 2017-2019.

Sir Peter Hendy appointed Chair of Network Rail

25 June 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has announced the appointment of Sir Peter Hendy as the new Chair of Network Rail. His appointment follows Professor Richard Parry-Jones resignation from the post earlier today.