A Wrexham & Shropshire Train set of newly refurbished coaches now undergoing operational test-running

News and Press Releases

Renaissance Trains is regularly featured in the news and responds to industry consultations. Below are some of the most recent news stories about us, as well as a full archive from previous years.

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Renaissance Trains now in the train and operations planning phase for Glasgow Trains

06/09/07

In accordance with Network Rail's own requirements and procedures, Renaissance Trains has now entered the train and operations planning phase for Glasgow Trains, to develop its application to operate a new service between Glasgow and Nottingham via Leeds, as well as Glasgow to Liverpool and Blackpool direct.
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Welsh Assembly Members and Ministers welcome new Wrexham & Shropshire passenger rail services

05/09/07

Welsh Assembly Members and Ministers have been very positive about the new rail service from Wrexham to London.

Transport Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones said: "This is extremely good news for North-East Wales, which will now gain a new, high-quality rail service linking the region with London. I very much welcome the jobs which will be created directly by the new service – and I believe that the regional economy as a whole will benefit significantly from this new link."
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New Wrexham & Shropshire services welcomed in media

04/09/07

The newly-announced rail service from Wrexham to London via Shrewsbury, Telford and Tame Bridge Parkway has been given very positive press in the BBC Online, The Times Online and the local press such as The Shropshire Star and Wrexham Evening Leader.
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Wrexham & Shropshire gets go-ahead

03/09/07

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has today given the go ahead for Wrexham & Shropshire to operate passenger rail services from Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Telford and Tame Bridge Parkway to London.

Wrexham & Shropshire Press release (56kb pdf)
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Alternative rail provision gathers steam as Grand Central confirms autumn start

28/05/07

An article in The Times Online looks at how open access operators are succeeding in getting new rail services launched.
Welsh Assembly Government support News Item




Support for Wrexham & Shropshire from Welsh Assembly Government

28/03/07

The Welsh Assembly Government has written to the Office of Rail Regulation that it is "fully supportive of Wrexham & Shropshire's new application for a track access agreement... "
Welsh Assembly Government support News Item




Wrexham & Shropshire resubmits track access application to ORR

05/03/07

Following responses from other train operators, Wrexham & Shropshire has resubmitted its track access application to the Office of Rail Regulation. The consultation period closes on 5th April. The ORR website lists responses from train operators and also Wrexham & Shropshire's original track access application.
Wrexham & Shropshire News Item