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Grayling brings failed East Coast franchise under state control

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the failed Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) rail franchise will once again come under government control, albeit temporarily.

 
 
  • Improving the future of the here and now

    The incoming president of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG), John Lamb, tells Transport Network about his plans for the organisation and how it hopes to lead the sector through the storms of disruption on the horizon.

     
  • Carillion: MPs slam Government, directors and auditors

    MPs have accused the Government of lacking ‘the decisiveness or bravery’ to address the failures in corporate regulation that allowed Carillion to collapse as a result of the ‘recklessness, hubris and greed’ of its directors.

     
  • Burnham says 'dire' Northern may have breached franchise terms

    The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for an investigation into what he called the ‘dire’ services provided by rail operator Northern.

     
  • WebTAG update sees raft of changes

    The Government's WebTAG transport analysis guidance sees a batch of significant updates this month, including changes covering rail demand forecasting, the wider economic impacts of transport schemes and the economic impact of air pollution.

     
 
 
 
 
 

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