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FirstGroup continues TransPennine Express franchise

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

An agreement has been signed to today between FirstGroup and the Department for Transport to operate First TransPennine Express for a further year.

New East Anglia franchise competition begins

19 February 2015 | By Department for Transport

The competition to get the best deal for rail passengers in East Anglia officially got underway as the Department for Transport began the search for the next franchise operator...

New plan to secure rail services for the north

8 January 2015 | By Department for Transport

Rail services will be maintained and capacity on key routes will be increased as part of a deal to secure additional rolling stock for the north of England, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced...

Class 800 begins journey to the UK

7 January 2015 | By Hitachi Rail Europe

Hitachi has announced that it has begun shipment of the first completed pre-series Class 800 train unveiled in November 2014...

New report sets out funding and financing options for Crossrail 2

28 November 2014 | By Department for Transport

An independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published has set out funding and financing options for Crossrail 2, the high frequency, high capacity rail line that could link south west and north east London to provide additional transport capacity for the capital...