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More seats, more services and new trains for east coast passengers

27 November 2014 | By Department for Transport

Rail journeys between London and Edinburgh will be transformed by more seats, more services and new trains after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin...

Government gives green light to level crossing reform

6 November 2014 | By The Law Commission

The Government has accepted the majority of the reforms to level crossing law recommended by the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission, and has committed to review the remainder...

Train operators urged to tackle overcrowding

10 September 2014 | By Department for Transport

Transport Minister Claire Perry challenged the rail industry to find new ways to give commuters more seats on busy trains following publication of the latest crowding statistics...

Regulator strengthens oversight of rail industry

16 July 2014 | By Department for Transport

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the Office of Rail Regulation to ensure the industry delivers value for money, improves services and keeps our railways safe...