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  • SJ Nord Rørosbanen
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    Norwegian operating contracts renegotiated

    2022-07-21T08:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet has completed the renegotiation of its tendered train operating contracts to reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The three tendered contracts with Go-Ahead Norge, SJ Norge and Vy Tog all came into force before the outbreak of Covid-19 in early ...

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    Go-Ahead operating contract revised for post-pandemic world

    2022-06-30T13:48:00Z

    NORWAY: Go-Ahead Group’s contract for the operation of Lot 1 Sør passenger services has been renegotiated to include a revenue support scheme as a result of the pandemic. The contract awarded by national rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet began in December 2019. It covers inter-city services on the ...

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    Go-Ahead condemns quality of rail infrastructure in southern Germany

    2022-06-24T05:52:00Z

    GERMANY: Private operator Go-Ahead Deutschland has issued a strongly-worded statement criticising DB Netz for the quality of the railway infrastructure in Bayern and Baden-Württemburg, where the company has train operating contracts.

  • GTR Southern Class 377 Electrostar arriving at station
    Rail Business UK

    Govia Thameslink Railway awarded National Rail Contract

    2022-03-25T11:22:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has awarded incumbent Govia Thameslink Railway a National Rail Contract to continue operating Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern passenger services from April 1 2022 until at least April 1 2025, with up to a further three years at the Secretary of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Govia gets £23·5m penalty for Southeastern contract breach

    2022-03-21T10:00:00Z

    UK: The government has imposed a £23·5m penalty on Govia’s London & South Eastern Railway Ltd over a ‘serious breach’ of its former Southeastern passenger franchise agreement. In 2021 the Department for Transport found evidence that LSER had deliberately concealed over £25m of historic government funding ...

  • Go-Ahead Nordic train in Norway
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    Go-Ahead Group joins AllRail

    2022-02-07T15:08:00Z

    EUROPE: Train and bus operator Go-Ahead Group has joined the AllRail alliance of new entrants to the European rail market. UK-based Go-Ahead operates rail and bus services in its home market, and since 2015 has been targeting international expansion with rail contracts in Germany and Norway ...

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    Rail Business UK

    ‘Serious errors’ made by Southeastern franchisee

    2021-12-14T05:55:00Z

    UK: Serious errors were made by Govia’s Southeastern franchisee London & South Eastern Railway Ltd in its engagement with the Department for Transport over several years, a review commissioned by the chairs of shareholders Go-Ahead Group and Keolis UK has found.

  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’

    2021-09-28T09:45:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

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    TMH’s Bayern depot topped out

    2021-09-25T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Transmashholding has held a topping out ceremony for the €45m depot it is building at Langweid am Lech in Bayern to maintain EMUs for use by Go-Ahead. Completion is planned for December, with TMH Germany having a 12-year contract to maintain the fleet of 78 Stadler ...

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    Metro Report International

    Go-Ahead and Arup set out vision for sustainable transport hubs

    2021-09-22T09:00:00Z

    UK: Ways to improve the integration of public transport with walking, cycling, micromobility and digital services to create an attractive alternative to car travel have been presented by train and bus operator Go-Ahead Group and engineering consultancy Arup. The Future Mobility Hubs report outlines a flexible ...

  • Go-Ahead awarded Transmashholding’s Switzerland-based TMH International subsidiary a contract to maintain 22 Stadler Flirt3 EMUs ordered for used on E-Netz Allgäu services
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    ‘Industrial espionage’ train maintenance dispute resolved

    2021-08-19T10:59:00Z

    GERMANY: A dispute over Go-Ahead Bayern’s decision to appoint a subsidiary of Russian company Transmashholding to maintain a fleet of Stadler Flirt3 electric multiple-units has been resolved, and the manufacturer handed over the first of the units to the future operator in Augsburg on August 18. ...

  • Southeastern Class 395s Medway
    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern Managing Director named

    2021-08-03T13:10:00Z

    UK: The Go-Ahead Group has announced the appointment of Southeastern Managing Director David Statham as Strategy Director from October, overseeing business strategy across the group’s rail, bus and public transport activities including its response to climate change. David Statham Go-Ahead recently announced ...

  • Christian Schreyer
    Rail Business UK

    Next Go-Ahead CEO named

    2021-07-29T10:48:00Z

    GO-AHEAD: The board of the Go-Ahead Group has appointed Christian Schreyer as Chief Executive with effect from the November 5 annual general meeting. He will succeed David Brown, who announced in May that he would retire this year. To provide a smooth transition, Schreyer will join ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Go-Ahead commits to net zero

    2021-07-14T13:59:00Z

    Announcing a ‘wholesale shift’ from diesel to zero-carbon modes including electric and hydrogen traction, Go-Ahead says it is aiming to achieve a fully decarbonised rail fleet by 2035, and to switch its 5 000-strong UK bus fleet to zero emission vehicles.

  • GTR Southern Class 455 EMU at station
    Rail Business UK

    Govia Thameslink Railway contract extended to March 2022

    2021-06-17T11:31:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has extended Govia Thameslink Railway’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement from September 20 2021 until March 31 2022 on the existing terms, and laid the ground for a directly-awarded contract which could run up to a further six years. Govia Thameslink Railway ...

  • Secure cabinets could be provided to store folding bicycles, with vertical racks at the end of coaches to hold full-size bikes.
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Post-Covid’ flexible train interior concepts proposed

    2021-05-24T14:15:00Z

    UK: Concepts for train interior designs which could accommodate changed passenger requirements following the pandemic and with the ability to switch between ‘commuter’ and ‘leisure’ arrangements have been unveiled by operator Go-Ahead, leasing company Angel Trains and design agency Seymourpowell. Sliding armrests could allow seats to ...

  • Stadler Flirt3 EMU for E-Netz Allgäu services.
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    Industrial espionage concerns raised over third-party train maintenance contract

    2021-05-07T11:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has raised concerns about the potential for industrial espionage after Go-Ahead awarded the international subsidiary of Transmashholding a contract to maintain a fleet of electric multiple-units ordered for use on E-Netz Allgäu services in Bayern. Stadler is worried that its ...

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    Go-Ahead receives Bayern operating licence

    2020-08-18T12:56:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern’s Ministry for the Interior, Building & Transport has granted the Go-Ahead Bayern subsidiary of the UK’s Go-Ahead Group a train operator’s licence. ‘A very important step has been taken’, said Go-Ahead Bayern Commercial Director Bastian Goßner on August 17. ‘We are on the right track ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirt3 electric multiple-unit for use by Go-Ahead in Baden-Württemberg.
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    Baden-Württemberg seeks ‘interim arrangement’ with Go-Ahead

    2020-05-20T11:04:00Z

    GERMANY: The Transport Ministry in the Land of Baden-Württemberg has agreed with UK-based private operator Go-Ahead that assistance with running services on the 180 km Frankenbahn linking Stuttgart with Würzburg via Heilbronn should be sought temporarily from another company. Two diagrams on this route were allocated to ...