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Eversholt Rail Group sold to CK Investments for £2.5bn

Eversholt Rail Group sold to CK Investments for £2.5bn

21 January 2015 Rail & Coach News

CK Investments has agreed to purchase Eversholt Rail Group from it current owners, a consortium comprising 3i Infrastructure plc, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners. CK Investments is the vehicle of Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, with the deal believed to be worth £2.5 billion.

Train crash near Paris kills six

Train crash near Paris kills six

12 July 2013 Rail & Coach News

A rescue operation is under way to search for passengers of a train that crashed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, on Friday, killing at least six people and seriously injuring eight. The train, which had just left Paris, was heading for Limoges when it derailed, crashing into a crowded station platform at rush hour.

Operating smooth and profitable railways in the Middle East

Operating smooth and profitable railways in the Middle East

15 April 2013 Press Release Rail & Coach News

Rail projects in the Middle East is a serious topic with a number of projects already in the planning and the implementation phases. Safety, security and accuracy of real-time passenger/traveler information is paramount to the success of any transport network. Therefore considering the wider ITS applications from the project inception, it reduces the costs of ITS implementations by more than 50%.

UK rail passengers face steep hike in prices

UK rail passengers face steep hike in prices

2 January 2013 Rail & Coach News

Prices for rail travel in the United Kingdom have increased by an average of 3.9 per cent, as passengers begin their first journeys into work of the year. Those buying season tickets will see prices increase by an average of 4.2 per cent following the annual price hike, which was first confirmed in August.

Protests expected following rail fare increase

Protests expected following rail fare increase

14 August 2012 Rail & Coach News

Groups of angry rail passengers in the UK have launched a series of protests after new, “massive” increases in ticket prices were confirmed by the government. Some prices in England could rise by as much as 6.2 per cent at the start of next year, with smaller rises in Scotland.

UK government announces rail funding boost

UK government announces rail funding boost

16 July 2012 Rail & Coach News

More than £9 billion of railway upgrades across England and Wales have been announced by transport secretary Justine Greening. Improvements will meet the needs of intercity passengers, commuters and freight up to the end of this decade while the government continues to work on High Speed 2 to deliver rail capacity for the British economy in the decades to come, Greening explained.