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Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise to the Go-Ahead Group

 The UK’s railway network is to be expanded and improved under a seven year management contract awarded to the Go-Ahead Group, a joint venture between transport operators Govia (65%) and Keolis (35%), it was announced on Friday. Britain’s Department for […]

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British rail passengers facing fare hike

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Network Rail staff face the sack if they live 75mins away from headquarters

A union has claimed that Network Rail staff are being threatened with redundancy if they live further than 75 minutes travelling time from the new Milton Keynes headquarters. According

Britian's trains branded worst in Europe

British railways branded the worst in Europe

A study has revealed that Britain’s railways are the worst in Europe when it comes to affordability, efficiency and speed. The union-commissioned report by think-tank Just Economics has revealed

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HS2 decision ‘fantastic’ but Chamber warns against Parliamentary delay

Today’s decision by the government to go give the green light to HS2 was greeted as “a fantastic day for the West Midlands” by business leaders in Birmingham

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Chamber backs national HS2 campaign

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group (BCCG) was among hundreds of Britain’s economists, business leaders, trade unions, politicians and council leaders who today called for the Government to approve

Train fares increase by 5.9%

Train fares increase by 5.9% while off-peak hours are cut

Yesterday morning saw a 5.9% increase on rail fares, making the stress of commuting to work worse.   Despite issues of time-keeping and packed


Rail users warned of more misery, as costs will increase by 8% next year

Rail travel costs are set to increase dramatically again next year, with the average regulated fare - which includes season tickets - going up 8 per cent. At 5

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