The firm which operates East Midlands Trains routes through Nottingham is part of a bid to run the new high speed HS2 train services. Stagecoach has formed a bid with Virgin and French rail operator SNCF to run the West Coast Partnership franchise, which will include services on the existing West Coast route from 2019 and HS2 trains from 2026. The bid is one of three to have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the Government has announced.
Airline pilots have expressed anger after a planned crackdown on aircraft laser attacks was dropped by the Government. Earlier this year the Department for Transport announced its intention to introduce legislation meaning people who shine lasers at planes could be jailed or face hefty fines. But this has not been included in the Government's legislative plans for the next two years. It is already an offence to endanger aircraft by shining lasers at pilots, and offenders can be fined.
Aberdeen-based FirstGroup and Perth rival Stagecoach are among three bids to have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the UK government announced today. The companies are competing for the West Coast Partnership franchise, which will include services on the existing West Coast route from 2019 and initial HS2 trains between London and Birmingham from 2026.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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