Following pilot projects with Spar at Leatherhead and Costcutter at Cooden Beach, Connex is looking to establish a joint venture with ’a major retailer’ to set up convenience stores at over 100 stations in southeast England. The 118m2 Cooden Beach shop is run by six Connex staff trained by Costcutter and has two tills, one dedicated to selling rail tickets.

Spanish National Railways is seeking partners for hotel and retail development schemes at 16 stations, requiring Pts100bn of private sector funding. Six Vialia projects have been set up to date, one of the latest being M