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The Guardian

Electrification of north-west railways delayed until November
The Guardian
Senior executives from the Northern rail franchise and Network Rail, under questioning by a transport watchdog on Tuesday in Manchester, admitted they were aware of the chaos a new timetable would cause two days before it was implemented.
MPs narrowly back transport secretary Chris Grayling in vote of no confidence over timetable chaosThe Independent
Northern Rail say they did not know timetable chaos was looming until TWO days before it startedManchester Evening News
No rail network stability 'for four months' in NorthBBC News
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Tornos News International Edition (press release)

Five applications for freight rail transport and logistics to Greece
Tornos News International Edition (press release)
Five applications for a license to transport freight by rail as well as operate logistics services have been submitted to Greece's independent Regulatory for Railways (RAS), with Grup Feroviar Roman S.A. on Friday becoming the fifth. Previous ...

Van-Tabriz rail passenger transport begins
Daily Sabah
Van-Tabriz rail passenger service, which was halted for three years because of the terror attacks by the PKK, resumed yesterday. The four-wagon train carried 240 passengers from Iran's northwestern city of Tabriz arrived at the eastern Anatolian ...

Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerpen
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities. The company will actively serve rail transport in ...

Official emails 'show Department for Transport was warned of impending rail chaos two years ago'
The revelations are likely to increase pressure on Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, who has faced fierce criticism over his handling of timetabling changes which have resulted in widespread commuter misery. Ms Nandy, the MP for Wigan, said the ...
Alleged leaked emails suggest ministers were warned of Northern rail chaos TWO YEARS agoManchester Evening News
Bombshell leaked emails show officials knew about rail chaos TWO years agoThe Sun
Private emails show DfT contempt for rail users, says MPThe Guardian
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The Guardian

Vintage train company steps in to reopen Lake District line
The Guardian
We've shamed the Department for Transport and Northern rail by making something happen. We are doing them reputational damage every time we run a train and they don't.” He added: “Let's be honest, Northern rail run trains that are a bit less old, but a ...
Lakes Line rail services return despite Northern suspensionBBC News

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Railway Gazette International

World rail freight news round-up
Railway Gazette International
The national railways of Russia and China signed a memorandum on June 8 agreeing to jointly develop a market for 'high speed' freight services between China, Russia and Europe. Target market sectors for China Railway Express and RZD Logistics ...

The Weekly Times

Labor is delivering on rail freight
The Weekly Times
If they had delivered it, freight operators could be running bigger trains, more often, right now — helping growers take advantage of the upcoming season. But they didn't. The former Liberal and National government did not build the project our ...

Would be a grave mistake to tear-up railroad tracks for WOW Trail
The Laconia Daily Sun
In short, it must be understood that rail transport in the state remains relevant, and destroying a portion of our statewide rail transport capability for the sake of the WOW Trail is unacceptable. Furthermore, the effects that an extended WOW Trail ...

The Guardian

Northern rail strike brings fresh disruption for passengers
The Guardian
A Department for Transport spokesman said: “This dispute is not about jobs or safety. Guards have been guaranteed their jobs and the independent rail regulator has ruled that driver-controlled trains, which have been used in this country for 30 years ...
Northern rail: Guards row sparks fresh strikesBBC News

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