Category Archives: Rail Strategy

Re-franchising of Northern and TransPennine Express – Invitation to Tender published

The Department for Transport has now published their requirements for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises in the form of Invitations To Tender. They have also published a Stakeholder Briefing Document, which summarises the responses received to the consultation and … Continue reading

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Network Rail – Regional urban market study 2013 draft for consultation

Network Rail have done their draft regional Urban Market Study, using West Yorkshire as a prototype for their new approach to developing plans for the future. “The regional urban market study draft for consultation is one of four consultation documents … Continue reading

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SHRUG meeting with Transport for Greater Manchester

Members of SHRUG representatives met with officers from TfGM and Metro on 19th March 2013, as a follow-up to a previous meeting in September 2012. Items discussed included Northern Hub timescales Electrification Work Planning for Future Service Patterns from 2016-18 … Continue reading

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Northern and TransPennine franchises – passenger research

Independent passenger watchdog Passenger Focus undertook a study with passengers on Northern and TransPennine Express services to examine their views of the current operations and to identify the issues that the new franchise should address. They have now published research … Continue reading

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