Monthly Archives: June 2016

No mandate to privatise

The government knows that full-blooded privatisation of Network Rail would be politically unacceptable. That option was considered but rejected by the Shaw Report but it now looks like partial privatisation is being ushered through the back door. Continue reading No mandate to privatise

More Class 387s for GWR

FirstGroup-owned Great Western Railway has agreed a multi-million pound deal with rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and train manufacturer  Bombardier  to supply an additional 23 Class 387 ‘Electrostar’ EMUs (electric multiple units) for Thames Valley services. Continue reading More Class 387s for GWR