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Competition concerns over Hitachi’s planned acquisition of Thales signalling business


UK: The Competition & Markets Authority has expressed concern that Hitachi Rail’s planned acquisition of Thales’ Ground Transportation Business could eliminate a credible competitor for the supply of signalling systems, at a time when efforts are being made to increase competition in the UK market.

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Interview: c2c focuses on climate and community


Sometimes misrepresented as a recently modernised operation, the c2c suburban business which runs trains between London and Essex is in need of investment. Managing Director Rob Mullen sets out his priorities to Nick Kingsley.


PPP investor Plenary targets Europe


UK: Infrastructure concession investor Plenary Group has opened a London office to support its plans for expansion in Europe.


Funding available for rail construction innovation projects


UK: Innovators from across the UK are being invited to submit proposals for the Innovation in Railway Construction Competition, which is making £7·44m available for ideas which could be tested at the Global Centre of Rail Excellence in South Wales.

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