Transport http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:15:05 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Government unveils generous HS2 compensation package http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13398-government-unveils-generous-hs2-compensation-package http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13398-government-unveils-generous-hs2-compensation-package

Residents affected by the first phase of HS2 from London to the West Midlands will be offered a comprehensive package of compensation measures which go significantly beyond statutory requirements, the government confirmed today.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Rail Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:20:45 +0100
Patrick McLoughlin: West Coast Main Line announcement http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13196-patrick-mcloughlin-west-coast-main-line-announcement http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13196-patrick-mcloughlin-west-coast-main-line-announcement

The Secretary of State for Transport (Patrick McLoughlin): On Wednesday 3 October 2012, I announced the cancellation of the InterCity West Coast franchise procurement following the discovery of significant technical flaws in the way the franchise process was conducted by the Department for Transport.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Rail Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:19:23 +0100
Rail unions protest at Euston http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13186-rail-unions-protest-at-euston http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13186-rail-unions-protest-at-euston

In advance of the announcement expected on Monday from the Government on who will be running the West Coast Mainline from 9th December, rail unions, under the joint Action for Rail umbrella, will be holding a protest at Euston station this morning, and railway stations in every region, calling for renationalisation and an end to the McNulty cuts to jobs and services in the name of profit.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Rail Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:18:40 +0100
Public sector option in rail review http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13096-public-sector-option-in-rail-review http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13096-public-sector-option-in-rail-review

Rail union RMT today demanded that the review of franchising in the wake of the West Coast fiasco, being undertaken by Eurostar CEO Richard Brown, examine in full the cheaper and more efficient option of renationalisation.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Rail Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:50:59 +0100
Government's change in fares a positive move for passengers http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13074-government-s-change-in-fares-a-positive-move-for-passengers http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13074-government-s-change-in-fares-a-positive-move-for-passengers

Responding to the announcement of a change to regulated fare rises in January 2013, a spokesman for the Association of Train Operating Companies said..

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Rail Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:45:45 +0100
Reduced cap on rail fare rises http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13063-reduced-cap-on-rail-fare-rises http://govtoday.co.uk/transport/31-rail/13063-reduced-cap-on-rail-fare-rises

Passengers will benefit from a cut of up to 2% to the planned rises in the cost of nationwide train travel and travel on London buses and tubes following the announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Rail Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:36:06 +0100