In an interview with Global Railway Review, Richard Scott, Partnerships and Strategy Director for the West Coast Partnership, reflects on the last few weeks since the launch of Avanti West Coast services in the UK, and explains what the operator will focus on, going forward, to deliver a better passenger…
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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.
The PQQ passport allows Renfe to express an interest for any future franchise competition in the most competitive market in Europe…
The management of the West Midlands network has been put into local hands. Consequently, more frequent services, better trains and extra seats are being implemented…
The UK’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (29 November 2017) has set out a new vision for Britain’s railways, including plans to end the operational divide between track and train and an evolution of the franchising system.
From Latvia to London, Global Railway Review’s contributor, Graham Ellis, has been looking at some of Europe’s oldest and newest rolling stock.