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Labour pledges to renationalise rail: reaction

The Labour party has set out its plan for rail, ahead of this year’s general election, with pledges to provide a long-term strategy which outlines the role of rail in economic growth and levelling-up, and to deliver taxpayer value...

Industry reacts to draft Rail Reform Bill

Ministers yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) put forward their plan for the future of the railways, publishing a draft Rail Reform Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny. The draft Bill sets in motion a plan to deliver punctual and reliable services, simpler tickets,...

Draft Rail Reform Bill receives mixed industry response

The Government has today included a Draft Rail Reform Bill in the King’s Speech which sets out some of the key pillars of industry reform including the creation of Great British Railways. A Parliamentary committee will oversee pre-legislative scrutiny...

The benefits of HS2 were undeniable – Government must invest in the future

“The Government has clearly set out its firm focus on rebalancing the economy and creating jobs, skills and talent to raise the level of productivity across the UK. HS2 is essential to delivering these wider ambitions.” “This Government is clear...

Stephen Morgan named as new Shadow Minister of State for Rail

Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, has been named Shadow Minister of State for Rail following Keir Starmer’s reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinet this week. He replaces Tan Dhesi who is now Shadow Exchequer Secretary in the Shadow Treasure...

New Bee Network Committee holds first meeting

A new committee that will shape the delivery of Greater Manchester’s emerging fully-integrated, London-style transport system has held its first meeting. The Bee Network, which gets off the ground from September will bring together buses, trams, rail and active travel...

Passenger consultation on changes to how tickets are sold extended

Train operators are extending the time available to respond to the consultation reviewing how tickets are sold at stations by an extra five and a half weeks. It means passengers will now have until 1 September to complete the...

RIA awaits announcements on rail reform and the RNEP

On the day that Parliament rises for the summer recess – Thursday 20 July – and with still no announcements having yet been made on Great British Railways rail reform or the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline, the Railway Industry...

Public encouraged to have their say in final week of ticket office consultation

As the public consultation on proposed changes to ticket offices enters its final week, London TravelWatch and Transport Focus have received more than 100,000 responses. The consultation on train operator proposals to close the majority of ticket offices in England...

RIA cautiously welcomes IRP plan update but calls for more detail

Industry association RIA North has given a qualified welcome to the publication of the Government’s 13 July response to the Transport Select Committee report on the 2021 Integrated Rail Plan for the North & Midlands (IRP). However, it says it...

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...