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New deal for rail in the North

27 March 2014 | By The Department for Transport

A new deal for rail services in the north that will see tough new targets for punctuality, reliability and passenger satisfaction has been awarded to Northern Rail Ltd, Rail Minister Stephen Hammond announced...

East Coast on course for improved rail services

24 March 2014 | By Department for Transport

A milestone in the transformation of rail services along one of the UK’s most iconic rail routes has been reached with the release of the invitation to tender for the East Coast franchise...

ORR level crossing statement

7 March 2014 | By The Office of Rail Regulation

In response to the Transport Select Committee report on safety at level crossings, Ian Prosser, Director of Railway Safety at the Office of Rail Regulation said...

Shortlist for new InterCity East Coast rail services

17 January 2014 | By Department for Transport

The shortlist of bidders that will be invited to deliver proposals for improved services for passengers on the InterCity East Coast rail franchise was announced by the government...

Green light for Kenilworth Station

12 December 2013 | By Department for Transport

Plans for a new £11.3 million station in Kenilworth have been given final approval under the Government’s multi-million pound New Stations Fund...

£16m for Leeds station

31 October 2013 | By Department for Transport

The proposals include a new pedestrian entrance and access to the southern side of the station to and from the existing platform footbridge...

Transforming rail travel on the East Coast

25 October 2013 | By Department for Transport

The InterCity East Coast prospectus details what potential bidders will need to consider when they start developing their proposals...