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Celebrity support helps Virgin petition hit 50,000

Celebrities including Jamie Oliver and Lord Sugar have come out in support of Virgin Trains, urging the Government to reconsider Virgin Trains bid for the West Coast franchise. The e-petition is now 30,000 signatures away from being considered for debate...

Boost for FirstGroup shares amid West Coast speculation

FirstGroup's shares have been given a boost ahead of industry speculation that the company is to be awarded the West Coast franchise. FirstGroup Plc has experienced its biggest monthly advance in three years as the company waits to hear whether...

Virgin’s reaction to East Coast Main Line Pendolino proposal

Virgin Trains says it has no knowledge of plans to operate a Pendolino along the East Coast Main Line. The train operator, which is seeking an extension to its West Coast franchise, says that it plans to run the first...

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The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...