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November 27, 2014
by Neil Turner
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East Coast trains to be run by Virgin

This morning, the government announced that a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin will take over the East Coast rail franchise in March 2015. Although Stagecoach own 90% of the consortium, Virgin’s 10% stake means that the trains will carry the … Continue reading

July 3, 2013
by Neil Turner
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Bridge to the Future Appeal

The Bridge to the Future Appeal aims to re-build around 500 metres of missing track, which would connect the two halves of the Great Central Railway in the Midlands to create one, continuous 18 mile heritage railway. They need to … Continue reading

January 29, 2013
by Neil Turner
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The case for High Speed 2 (HS2)

Yesterday the British government announced the route for the second phase of High Speed Two (HS2), a new high-speed main line which will connect London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, together with links to the existing rail network and a … Continue reading