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Green light for lower HS1 charges

The Office of Rail Regulation has completed its first periodic review of HS1 (High Speed One) and has endorsed its proposals to reduce both passenger and freight charges in Control Period 2 (1 April 2015-31 March 2020). Domestic passenger charges will be cut by 13%, and international passenger journeys by 12%. Freight charges will be lowered by 34%. Continue reading Green light for lower HS1 charges

Fast track record: How Britain’s new high-speed line keeps the trains on time

It’s now ten years since the first part of High Speed 1(HS1) became operational, and nearly four years since domestic services started using the line. It’s an opportune moment for taking stock of developments and seeing what the future holds. John W E Helm visited  HS1 HQ in Euston and spoke to its chief executive Nicola Shaw.

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