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The Guardian

Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans
The Guardian
The Department for Transport said passengers would now have newer trains earlier. The Hitachi trains will come into service on Great Western from the autumn, switching to diesel on parts of the route that Network Rail has failed to electrify. Hitachi ...
Government ditches plans to electrify three major railway linesTelegraph.co.uk
U-turn on rail schemes hits Northern Powerhouse planFinancial Times
Southern strike union RMT in 'full and frank' government talks - BBC ...BBC News
Manchester Evening News
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The Independent

Manchester-Leeds rail electrification is too hard and could be cancelled, Transport Secretary says
The Independent
The project to electrify the entire train line between Manchester and Leeds could be cancelled because it is too hard, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. Chris Grayling said it was too difficult to run electric pylons along the whole line ...
First class could be cut on busy trains, says GraylingBBC News
Chris Grayling calls for end to first-class carriages on commuter trainsThe Guardian
Minister: First class will be scrapped on busy commuter trains to ease overcrowdingTelegraph.co.uk

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Reuters

Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official
Reuters
The measures could also target European companies doing legitimate business with Russia in rail transport, financial, shipping and mining, the EU official said. Any significant EU retaliation would need the support, however, of the EU's 28 governments ...

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BBC News

Changes to rail electrification plans a 'slap in face'
BBC News
The railway route between Liverpool and Newcastle may not be fully electrified despite a promise by the previous government. In 2015, the Department for Transport said electrification of the whole link - which goes through Manchester, Leeds and York ...
Tories 'sneak out' plot to water down key rail electrification scheme after MPs leave for summer holidayMirror.co.uk

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Times of India

Rail, road transport badly hit as rains lash Gujarat
Times of India
RAJKOT: Torrential rains intensified once again across Gujarat on Saturday claiming three lives and forcing evacuation or shifting of over more than 7,000 people mainly in three districts of Saurashtra - Surendranagar, Rajkot and Morbi. Deaths were ...

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Cameroon: Rail Transport - Nine New Locomotives Announced
AllAfrica.com
The President of General Electric Africa, Jay Ireland, disclosed last Friday that negotiations are far advanced with the Government of Cameroon. Cameroon will soon get nine new locomotive engines to boost its rail transport system, the President and ...



The West Australian

Coal keeps light rail rolling
The West Australian
Collie coal is being used to preserve light rail transport, with mining company Premier Coal donating the fuel source to help run the steam engines at Bennett Brook Railway in Perth's Whiteman Park. The railway runs steam and diesel engine passenger ...



City A.M.

Southern rail: Transport secretary accuses Labour of stoking up unrest on the railways
City A.M.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has accused senior Labour figures of stirring up unrest at Southern rail and encouraging further industrial action on the beleaguered network. Speaking at a House of Commons debate yesterday to discuss the publication ...

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Until news of smuggling, who knew Lordstown had a new-car rail yard?
Youngstown Vindicator
Turns out the rail yard is tucked into a rail-heavy part of Lordstown village adjacent to the Ohio Commerce Center on state Route 45. It's about a half-mile west of Route 45 off of Lyntz Road. It's owned by the rail company CSX Transportation and ...

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Vanguard

Railway workers urge FG to review planned concessioning of rail ...
Vanguard
LAGOS—Nigeria Union of Railway Workers, NUR, yesterday, in Lagos, pleaded with the Federal Government to review the process of the planned ...

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