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Government safeguards land for proposed Crossrail 2 route

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

Crossrail 2 moved a step closer today after the Department of Transport (DfT) announced an agreement to protect land of the proposed route from conflicting development.

First Great Western franchise extended

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

FirstGroup have signed an agreement with the Department of Transport to continue operating the First Great Western franchise until 1 April 2019.

Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train arrives in the UK

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

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has today welcomed the arrival of the first Hitachi pre-series Class 800 train for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) at the Port of Southampton.