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TPE seeks MORE bi-mode trains

TransPennine express is seeking expressions of interest to supply at least 25 125mph bi-mode trains.

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Rail journeys rose in October-December 2021 – ORR

LNER passenger numbers were at 83.6% of pre-pandemic levels in October-December 2021, according to the ORR.

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DfT hits LSER with £23.5 million penalty

The Government has issued former Southeastern operator London & South Eastern Railway Limited with a £23.5 million fine for breaches of its franchise agreement.

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DfT plans eight-year TPE Direct Award

The DfT plans to issue a Direct Award contract of up to eight years to operate Trans-Pennine Express services from April 2023.

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Older train safety questioned after Carmont

The crashworthiness and safety of older trains running on the network was questioned during RAIB's investigation into the Carmont derailment.

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Faults found in weather management at Carmont

Management of extreme weather processes in conditions such as those which caused the Carmont Accident prompted recommendations in RAIB's report.

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Faulty drainage installation caused Carmont derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch report into the August 2020 derailment at Carmont says faulty drainage caused the accident.

Elizabeth Line: a preview of London's new railway

Join us for a trip from Paddington to Liverpool Street ahead of the line's opening to the public

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Construction starts at Headbolt Lane station

Work has started on the £80m Headbolt Lane station. This artist's impression shows what it will look like.

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HS2 relaunches search for new Chair

The search for a new Chair of High Speed 2 Ltd has been relaunched.