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ScotRail comes under public ownership

ScotRail is now owned and operated by the Scottish Government, which took over from Abellio on 1 April.

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Delay compensation improvements go live

Improvements to delay compensation went live on 1 April.

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Light rail safety body adds value – ORR

An ORR review has found the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is adding value to the sector - but there is more that can be done.

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Limited progress on Trains fit for the Future recommendations

Only limited progress has been made on implementing recommendations in the Trains fit for the Future report, according to the Railway Industry Association.

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Govia Thameslink Railway secures National Rail Contract

Govia Thameslink Railway has been awarded a National Rail Contract for up to six years.

Modern Railways April 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the April 2022 issue of Modern Railways

NR warned FA about WCML works in 2019

Despite criticism of a clash of WCML engineering works with FA Cup semi-finals, NR warned the FA about them in November 2019.

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.

NR plans Penge tunnel upgrade

Network Rail is to replace track in Penge Tunnel.

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£150m support for bus and light rail in England

Funding for light rail and bus operators in England has been extended by the government.

HS2 gives £1.5m to Staffs environmental projects

As part of HS2's environmental initiatives, £1.5m is being spent on six projects in the Cannock Chase area.

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TfL funding agreed to 24 June

The Government and TfL have agreed a fourth extraordinary funding settlement worth £200 million.

COP26 efforts rewarded at Golden Whistles

Excellent in railway operating celebrated at 2022 event

Modern Railways March 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the March 2022 issue of Modern Railways

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South West least affected in Covid passenger falls

The ORR's latest statistics show which regions were worst hit by the pandemic in terms of passenger numbers falling.

Ticket refunds exceed costs says ORR

Train operators may be charging passengers more for ticket refunds than the cost of administering them, according to the Office of Rail and Road.

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Vivarail’s battery ‘230’ for Greenford branch

VivaRail's battery powered Class 230 demonstrator will operate on the Greenford branch to test the underlying technology.

NR appoints Morton as Route Services MD

Rob Morton is Network Rail's new Managing Director for Route Services.

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Hybrid ‘168’ a first step in Chiltern decarbonisation

Loco-hauled sets on notice as operator develops fleet strategy

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Production starts of HS2 Colne Valley Viaduct segments

Construction of deck segments for HS2's Colne Valley Viaduct has started.