Rail industry

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Start of final Crossrail trials in London raises hope of early 2022 opening
Volunteer passengers will be aboard central TfL section of Elizabeth line as part of final testing phase

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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A rail plan that punishes London will be a train wreck for the regions, too
Northern cities need a flourishing capital, so there will be no winners from the downgrading of transport schemes

Phillip Inman

20, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s typical’: Transpennine ‘express’ passengers voice cynicism over Boris Johnson’s rail plans
Commuters on the 8.30 train to Leeds are dismissive about levelling up after Boris Johnson’s broken promises on HS2

Andrew Anthony

20, Nov, 2021 @4:32 PM

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The Guardian view on rail cuts: levelling down not up | Editorial
Editorial: Boris Johnson is losing his nerve about capital infrastructure. It is a reality check about his airy promises


18, Nov, 2021 @7:15 PM

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Tories’ rail spin won’t wash in the north, as plug is pulled on the powerhouse
Analysis: It’s hard to see why northern England should be grateful for this revival of old, discarded schemes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:27 PM

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HS2 rail leg to Leeds scrapped, Grant Shapps confirms
Anger in northern England and Midlands, with high-speed Leeds-Manchester line also not going ahead

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @4:26 PM

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UK campaign aims to cut number of lorries hitting railway bridges
More than 1,600 rail bridges struck last year after drivers failed to gauge clearance correctly

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Rail commuting in Great Britain at less than half pre-pandemic level
Number of commuter trips made in mid-October was just 45% of pre-Covid figure, industry says

Sarah Marsh

30, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Spanish rail reveals plans for high-speed London to Paris link
State operator Renfe says Channel tunnel service competing with Eurostar can be ‘viable and profitable’

Sam Jones in Madrid

27, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Clean rail travel is vital to the UK's future: now we need a government that can deliver it | Aneurin Redman-White
Electrification of lines is key to a low-carbon system. Yet project after project has been scrappe, says railway employee Aneurin Redman-White

Aneurin Redman-White

24, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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FirstGroup announces £125m sale of its Greyhound bus service in the US
Chairman David Martin said the company was now concentrating on becoming a UK-focused operation

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Southeastern is latest rail franchise taken over by UK government
Few immediate benefits likely for commuters as DfT takes over day-to-day running of latest service stripped of franchise

Joanna Partridge

17, Oct, 2021 @11:31 AM

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