The new Direct Award Contract has been awarded by the Department for Transport to Govia for the continued operation of the Southeastern franchise.
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British open-access operator, Hull Trains, has temporarily suspended all train services following a significant drop in passenger numbers as a result of unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK Government has officially taken over the running of services across the Northern network, marking a new start for the future of the franchise.
Prior to Northern operating under new ownership, leaders across the North of England are calling for stronger commitments to rail infrastructure developments.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Richard Scott, Partnerships and Strategy Director for the West Coast Partnership, explains what Avanti West Coast will focus on, going forward, to deliver a better passenger experience.
Arriva's Northern franchise will be transferred to the Operator of Last Resort as of 1 March 2020, announces UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.
A statement released by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has raised concerns over the financial viability of the Northern franchise operated by Arriva Rail North.
Following in-depth analysis of the franchise, it has been announced that Abellio's contract will end early, in March 2022.
The new West Coast Partnership between FirstGroup and Trenitalia will bring a package of improvements for passengers, including new and refurbished trains, better stations and simplified fares.
FirstGroup and Trenitalia have unveiled that Avanti West Coast will be the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise in the UK, heralding a new era of innovative high-speed rail services.
SWR's second-year sustainability results show how the franchise is lowering carbon emissions and helping local communities.
New contract with Bombardier reaffirms long-standing relationships with Abellio and Eversholt Rail and will see Bombardier maintain mainline services until 2022.
The UK government has revealed it has cancelled the competition for the next Southeastern rail franchise citing the Williams Review which is due to be published in the autumn.
Keith Williams, the independent Chair of the first ‘root and branch’ Rail Review to be supported by UK government, has stated in an Address that Britain’s rail franchising system cannot continue in the way it is now.
Reflecting on the recent difficult times for Britain’s railways, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, explores the opportunities that could lead from the governments ‘root and branch’ review of rail, the implications of Brexit and recognising that the most important part of the railway is its passengers.