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First Hull Trains track access extended until 2029

23 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

FirstGroup’s application for the extension of track on its First Hull Trains operation has been approved by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for a further 10 years.

Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises confirmed

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

Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises have been officially confirmed by the Department for Transport, awarding contracts to Arriva Rail North and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd.

Government awards Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises

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

In a measure to ensure the development of a Northern Powerhouse, the UK government has announced its intention to award Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises to Arriva Rail North Ltd. and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd. 

New USB charging device trialled on-board Hull Trains

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

Hull Trains, operated by First, is trialling an industry-first on board USB charger for mobile devices without the need for customers to carry bulky three-pin plugs.

New FGW franchise to build on improvements

4 December 2013 | By First Great Western

Running services out of London Paddington, across the South and West of England and South Wales, the former Greater Western franchise began operating on 1 April 2006. Operated by First Group and branded as First Great Western, the network combines the previous Great Western Intercity, London and Thames Valley, and…

Rail Franchising

3 September 2012 | By Department for Transport (DfT)

On the 15 August 2012 the DfT announced to the London Stock Exchange that it intended to award the InterCity West Coast franchise to First West Coast Limited...