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Virgin rollout bodycams to all frontline staff

18th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Following a pilot scheme, Virgin Trains has invested in 275 body worn cameras to cover all frontline staff after an industry wide study revealed that assaults against staff wearing the technology were reduced by 47%.

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New plans for Leeds station revealed

18th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail and the East Coast Main Line Railway Board have announced new plans for a revamp of the roof over the southern concourse of Leeds station, improving the look and passenger experience.

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Liverpool Lime Street project completed on time

15th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Work on the £140m project to transform Liverpool Lime Street has been completed on time with the full reopening of all platforms at the historic terminus.

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Electrification to Bristol Parkway moves closer

15th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail has announced that progress has gone well on the electrification of the line between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, where passengers are due to benefit from more seats, more trains and quicker journey times.

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Transport for Wales rail franchise begins

14th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

As of today, French-Spanish joint venture KeolisAmey have taken over the running of the Wales and Borders franchise, promising to eventually replace all trains, at a cost of £800m.

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£15m Doncaster to North Lincs upgrade begins

12th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Work has now begun on a project to support rail freight growth between Doncaster and Immingham. Network Rail, in partnership with the Humber LEP and North Lincolnshire Council will invest more than £15m.

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Northern responds to new strike announcement

12th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Following the announcement from the RMT that there will be three further days of Saturday strike action, Northern has responded.

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RMT confirms three new strike dates on Northern

12th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

As the ongoing disagreement at Northern rumbles on, the RMT have announced a further three days of Saturday strikes as the dispute passes 30 days of action.

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ScotRail Inter7City hST ready for service

11th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Following a moderately successful press run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh on 10th October, ScotRail have now announced that the Inter7City will next week reach another important milestone in its plan to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.

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Texas Central Railway names Renfe as partner

11th October 2018 | by Darren Porter

Texas Central, developers of the high-speed railroad, have named international railway company Renfe as the train’s operating partner, adding another world class industry leader to a project that will revolutionize Texas travel.

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