Tag 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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“Huge rail boost could hit the Colne Valley”

Key quotes: “As one campaign ends another begins”   “There have been worries about the stopping service between Huddersfield and Manchester and we will have to keep a careful eye on that.” from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, July 17th 2012 … 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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