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Industry News 143

Gibb report says industrial action is the primary cause of Southern Rail issues
Arriva wins €550m Swedish rail franchise
New software tool from the University of Huddersfield to help reduce SPADS
Alstom opens the UK’s largest rolling stock modernisation plant

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Alstom completes upgrade of 17 Arriva North trains in Manchester
GWR is to increase its Hitachi Intercity fleet size with a new multi-million pound order
Glasgow’s refurbished Class 320 train begins going into service
Engineering apprentices from Virgin Trains help build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive

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Legislation for HS2

Legislation for HS2 passes its third reading in the Commons
Arriva wins £1.5bn contract to operate the London Overground
ORR lifts prohibition notice on West Coast Railways
Significant support for rail in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016
Shaw review supports Network Rail’s approach

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Industry News Issue 125

Network Rail to spend £4.1m improving reliability around London Bridge and Victoria rather than pay fine Office of Road and Rail (ORR) has agreed that Network Rail should invest £4.1m to improve journeys on routes into London Bridge and London Victoria. The so called Rail Reparation Fund replaces the £2m

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