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West Coast Main Line: Longer trains for longer franchise

Virgin Trains Class 390 Penolino passing through Leyland The hard-pressed commuter is set to benefit from thousands more standard class seats in a deal struck between Virgin Trains and the Department for Transport. Virgin, who manage Preston station, […]

10 years ago
New trains proposed by First TransPennine on North West lines

(c) Danny Lee/London Midland Above, it’s the train passengers have been waiting for, but it’ll arrive in December 2013. The sleek, greener, cleaner and faster 110mph 4-car Siemens Class 350 ‘Desiro’ train order for […]

10 years ago
“Bottleneck” Preston station criticised in rail report

Preston Station has been branded one of the worst for passenger overcrowding and bottlenecks. The regional West Coast hub was identified on an 11-strong station list requiring intervention, with action […]

10 years ago
Rail regulator throws out grand plan

Virgin Trains service to London Euston departing Preston A leading train operator has been rebuffed by the rail regulator after its plan to introduce direct services from the Fylde coast to London were rejected. York-based Grand Central Railway […]

10 years ago
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