Topic: FirstGroup

CCTV image of Lumo train seeding through Peterborough station

Lumo plans London to Manchester and Rochdale

There is a big blue success story coming to Manchester. It’s not another Premiership title for City. The open access passenger train operator Lumo has revealed plans to operate a service from Rochdale to London....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Three quarter shot from platform level of Hitachi Class 800 EMU at King's Cross

FirstGroup make Sheffield and London open access bid

Aberdeen-headquartered transport multinational FirstGroup has applied to run a new London to Sheffield rail service. The private sector transport operator has submitted the first phase of an application for a new open-access rail service between...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK open-access operators coming back to life

Britain’s non-franchised railway companies were on the verge of extinction for four months. Now the situation has changed for the better. While Hull Trains is just returning on tracks, Grand Central is adding new connections....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UK government prolongs two rail franchises

Despite the rumours on the possible cancellation of the franchising system for railways, the UK government does otherwise. It has awarded two operating companies with the new contracts by prolonging the existing franchises. This extraordinary...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Virgin Trains

UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Nova train fleet

TransPennine Express introduces Nova trains

British train operator TransPennine Express has officially introduced 44 Nova trains. The new fleet allows the operator to increase capacity by 80 per cent, launch new connections and improve its service. To this end, TransPennine...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko