An agreement to reopen the UK-French border to allow accompanied freight services and some passenger services to resume between the two countries has been reached by the UK and French governments on Tuesday evening (December 22)
Chesterfield Borough Council has released a response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s recently published report that has recommended scaling back HS2’s Eastern Leg in favour of regional rail link development.
The Scottish Government has announced plans to extend the current Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises and also confirmed that the 2021 increase in rail fares will be deferred to March, with a lower average increase in Scotland than elsewhere.
The government will delay the normal annual January change to rail fares until 1 March next year (2021), offering a significant window for commuters who cannot work at home to purchase cheaper season tickets at the existing rate and allowing greater flexibility in uncertain times.
FirstGroup plc has reached agreement with the Department for Transport on next steps for the South Western Railway and West Coast Partnership train operating companies, the latter of which comprises Avanti West Coast and the shadow operator for HS2 (together, Avanti).
The Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association says it is very disappointing to see that rail enhancements investment will reduce by more than £1 billion over the current five-year funding period.
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