Department for Transport

ECML December 2024 timetable deferred

Major changes postponed due to outstanding issues

Crossrail under construction. Courtesy Crossrail News Premium

Nine lessons learned in Crossrail sponsorship review

Sponsors need strengthening, but structure shielded against scope changes, says report

Strengthened fleet: No 221139 calls at York with the 07.48 Glasgow Central-Plymouth on 25 October 2021. Philip Sherratt News Premium

CrossCountry boosted with 12 ‘221s’

Five more AWC trains to join operator from June in addition to seven previously announced

Northern Nos 331013/014 awaut departure on 27 August 2022/s 10.46 to Blackpool North. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS2 2b to Manchester Bill revived for NPR

Government says planned Liverpool-Manchester route could be followed

Recovery stalled – revenue on plateau

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Government ‘not on track’ to deliver rail reforms

DfT fails to deliver ‘complex reforms’, says NAO

AWC to axe Shrewsbury – Euston trains

Shropshire to lose only direct trains to London from June

Government vision: Rail Minister Huw Merriman at the Waterloo 175 celebrations. News Premium

Merriman and Morgan outline visions at Bradshaw

Conservatives highlight Rail Reform Bill; Labour plans to bring franchises in-house

Draft Rail Reform Bill published

Government promises greater accountability and efficiency

Ebbw Vale – Newport services resume after £70m investment

Services resume for first time in 60 years