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A rail lobby group has condemned Liam Byrne’s opposition to the construction of a HS2 depot in Birmingham – branding it a “betrayal" of the city's people.
The routes of high-speed rail links from Birmingham to cities in the north of England have been unveiled, in a move Prime Minister David Cameron said would boost Britain’s stagnant economy.Read
A planned high speed rail depot in Birmingham could “destroy” the economy in the eastern part of the city, the House of Commons is to be told.Read
A major £550 million project to improve commuter rail services in the West Midlands has been revealed by Network Rail.Read
The company behind the high speed rail scheme has started to recruit local property management companies along the route of the project’s first phase between the West Midlands and London.
Beleaguered Midland rail passengers are being hit with eye-watering price rises – in the wake of an ‘appalling’ period of cancellations and delays.Read
A campaign has been launched to end “shocking” rail fare price rises set to sting thousands of Midland commuters after the festive break.Read
Passengers plagued by delays and cancellations on services run by a trouble-hit train company are to get a £7 million package of benefits.Read
The independent report into the fiasco of the franchise for the West Coast Main Line, which runs through the West Midlands, was altered by the Department for Transport (DfT) before it was published, MPs were told.Read
Workers on CrossCountry Trains are to stage a 24-hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” in industrial relations.Read
London Midland has been accused of ‘management failure’ and told it should think about giving up its railway franchise after almost 1,000 trains were cancelled due to a major driver shortage.Read
Birmingham’s main business district looks set to capitalise on a new faster train service linking Snow Hill station with London.Read
Rail operator London Midland recorded a bumper 13 per cent increase in revenue despite cancelling hundreds of trains.Read
The Department for Transport has come under fire from the National Audit Office for its handling of the competition to let the Intercity West Coast franchise.Read
Troubled train operator London Midland has been ordered to send updates to the Department for Transport every day about the trains it is cancelling or re-routing.Read
An inquiry into the West Coast railway franchise fiasco has found “serious problems” and “unacceptable flaws”, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin admitted today.Read
Sir Richard Branson’s rail company Virgin Trains will carry on running services on the West Coast main line, which runs through Birmingham, for a further 23 months, it has been announced.Read
Birmingham could get a city centre cable car system to move passengers between three major railway stations, under bold proposals to be put before transport chiefs.Read
Opponents of the Government’s HS2 high-speed rail scheme have asked the High Court to declare the £34bn project legally flawed and send it back for reconsideration.Read
A bid to take the under-performing London Midland rail service under local control has been boosted following a government consultation.Read
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