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The latest rail news on Tuesday, 14th September 2021
Rail platform Trainline has announced a return to profitability in line with the easing of COVID restrictions.
An article on Bdaily News says the firm’s UK business recovered to 95 per cent in Q2 compared with the same period two years ago, and returned to growth in August.
In addition, the firm has reported an accelerated shift to digital ticketing, with UK eticket penetration increasing to 40 per cent in Q2.
Jody Ford, CEO of Trainline, commented: “It is reassuring to see demand for rail travel coming back strongly in all markets across Europe, following an incredibly tough period for the industry.”
Contractors will have plenty of work to bid for on HS2 in the coming years, with 32 contracts worth around £4.8 billion included within the government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, published yesterday.
An article on the New Civil Engineer website says the contracts will be awarded between 2021 and 2023.
They are for a range of work including technical testing, analysis and consultancy, engineering services and construction.
Meanwhile, sticking with HS2 and an article on Greatest Hits Radio website says a petition, titled “Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation”, was debated in the House of Commons last night after it was signed by more than 155,000 people.
Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) has opened the applications for this year’s exciting new supplier engagement activity taking place at the Modern Railway’s RVE show.
Focussing on major opportunity areas including decarbonisation and accessibility, suppliers have a great opportunity to highlight their newly developed products and services that could be of interest to the range of customer organisations taking part.
Metro-style train services could run between Gloucester and Bristol four times an hour under proposals contained in a new report led by Network Rail.
An article on Gloucestershire Live said rail chiefs and civic leaders are looking at the new infrastructure and rail services that would be needed on the route between Bristol and Birmingham
And Gloucestershire could benefit from a number of improvements to rail services, according to the recent findings of the study shared by the county council.
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