Category Archives: New rail services

New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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New Rolling Stock: Sometime, Possibly

Three different takes on the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement. Reading the small print, our view is that it makes no new commitments. Train companies will be “encouraged”, not “required”, to provide a better quality of rolling stock to replace … Continue reading

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Summary of SMART’s response to Railplan 7

SMART has submitted its proposals for future train services at Slaithwaite and Marsden to Metro, as part of the consultation for Metro’s draft Railplan 7. Railplan 7 has been prepared by Metro, and is intended to set out their vision … Continue reading

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New campaign launched to get railway station for Golcar and Milnsbridge

from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 22nd June Campaigners will be lobbying for a new railway station in Huddersfield. A new transport group will be formed on Monday to push for a station to serve Golcar and Milnsbridge. Clr Paul Salveson, … Continue reading

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