Posts Tagged ‘First Great Western’

Network Rail and First Great Western confirm £5billion investment

TweetNetwork Rail and First Great Western today confirmed their commitment to a £5bn investment programme to provide more seats and shorter journey times on the Great Western rail route from London through the Thames Valley to the South West of England . The development will bring new rail journey opportunities for key urban centres along [...]

Passenger Focus reveals results of passenger satisfaction survey

TweetPassenger Focus has revealed the results of their passenger satisfaction survey. Passenger Focus, the independent national consumer watchdog for Britain’s rail passengers and England’s bus, coach and tram passengers, surveyed just over 32,000 rail passengers in the Spring of 2011. Rail operators with the highest scores for passenger satisfaction were: First Hull Trains (95%) Heathrow [...]

InterCity Express programme postponed until after election

TweetLord Adonis, the transport minister has announced that the multi-billion pound, 30-year InterCity Express procurement programme had run into financial difficulties and would now be suspended until after the General Election. Lord Adonis also announced that he had asked Sir Andrew Foster, former controller of the Audit Commission, to perform an independent assessment of the [...]

Committee demands probe into Plymouth train fares

TweetA committee of MPs has called for the high ticket prices paid by train passengers from Plymouth to be investigated. In a report, the Commons South West Committee says: "2010 has seen further increases in unregulated fares, despite low inflation over the previous year. In addition, train companies in the region have, during the last [...]

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