FCP promotes Alliances and Collaboration

06/01/2017

Rail privatisation in Britain was based on the track authority model with separately owned... Read More

Digital Railway funding approval

07/12/2016

To speed up implementation of Network Rail’s Digital Railway additional project funding... Read More

Passenger demand increase slows

27/10/2016

Statistics published by the UK Office of Rail and Road show that the increase in demand... Read More

UK Government plots freight strategy

28/09/2016

Railfreight operations in Britain have a 12% market share of freight surface transport with... Read More

Scotland needs more capacity

01/08/2016

Passenger numbers in Scotland have doubled in the last two decades reaching 96 million in... Read More

Fleet expansion planned as user satisfaction declines

04/07/2016

Train operators in Britain are struggling to maintain levels of passenger satisfaction as... Read More

East Coast track access approvals

01/06/2016

Britain’s East Coast rail route is one of two core arteries that link England with... Read More

Rail Growth in Wales

20/05/2016

The future growth in demand for passenger services in Wales has been reviewed in a long... Read More

Shaw Report: Private Capital needed and greater route autonomy

28/03/2016

The capacity enhancement programme being carried out by Network Rail has been financed by... Read More

Flying Scotsman restoration success

18/03/2016

First Class Partnerships congratulates the Science Museum Group (SMG) and the National Railway... Read More

Rail devolution in England

01/02/2016

The UK Government is increasing the level of devolved authority for the provision of rail... Read More

7.4% Annualised Revenue Growth

12/01/2016

In the last 12 months, income from fares has risen by 7.4% for British passenger rail operators.... Read More

FCP leads public transit debate in Ontario

10/01/2016

Toronto was once a global leader in transit. Why can’t the city now learn... Read More

CP5 funding enhanced by £2.5 billion

04/12/2015

Capital spending on rail projects has been increased by £2.5 billion to ensure major... Read More

The Railway Ball presents Soul City Event

27/11/2015

FCP hosted guests in Central London at the annual Railway Ball on 27 November 2015. This... Read More

Electrification cost escalation and delay

14/11/2015

The cost of the programme to electrify the Great Western Main Line between London Paddington... Read More

Network Rail needs funding alternatives

05/10/2015

In a presentation to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on 15 September, Mark... Read More

West Coast open access services approved

18/08/2015

The UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved an application by the Great North Western... Read More

CMA reviews barriers to UK rail competition

30/07/2015

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a discussion paper for consultation... Read More

Congestion fears as demand rises

28/05/2015

The demand for UK passenger rail services in the 12 months to December rose by 5.0% to reach... Read More

UK political priorities emerge

28/04/2015

Manifestos published by the main political parties in the UK continue to support the programme... Read More

FCP Executive Forum looks at business continuity in rail

18/03/2015

The first FCP Executive Forum of 2015 took place in London on 11 March over breakfast, attended... Read More

UK franchise margins fall to 1.9%

11/03/2015

The Office of Rail Regulation analyses the income and operating cost for the franchised... Read More

FCP chosen as Crossrail 2 advisor

22/01/2015

Crossrail 2 is a £27.5 billion project to connect existing rail routes in south-west... Read More

Scrutiny of UK rolling stock procurement

21/01/2015

The all-party Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published the result of... Read More

East Coast award sets new standards in UK franchise competitions

13/12/2014

On 10 November 2014, the Government confirmed the contract with Intercity Railways,... Read More

Virgin brand is ace card

01/12/2014

Although Virgin holds only a 10% stake in a joint venture with Stagecoach that has won the... Read More

Quality scores revealed for franchise bids

25/09/2014

A Freedom of Information Act request has disclosed the result of the UK Department for Transport... Read More

FCP Managing Partner appointed to lead new ORPS

11/09/2014

The Department for Transport's franchising director Peter Wilkinson has been appointed as... Read More

Northern England franchise must be affordable

25/06/2014

Questionnaires have been issued for Companies to pre-qualify to bid for new Trans Pennine... Read More

FCP supports UK Department for Transport in delivering TSGN

17/06/2014

TSGN is the largest franchise ever let by the UK Department for Transport, and the first... Read More

FCP keynote talk at Runways UK Surface Access conference

03/06/2014

FCP Partner Michael Schabas delivered the keynote address at the Runways UK Surface Access... Read More

Govia awarded Britain's largest rail franchise

28/05/2014

The combined Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise has been awarded by... Read More

UK Government to set up Rail Authority

21/05/2014

A new Rail Delivery Authority is to be established by the UK Government to take over day... Read More

FCP sets the pace for Ontario High Speed Rail

30/04/2014

Following on work by FCP developing a preliminary Business Plan, the Ontario Minister of... Read More

FCP reshapes Toronto rail strategy

22/04/2014

Following on a review by FCP of transport plans for Toronto, the Province of Ontario Government... Read More

North West electrification commissioned

06/03/2014

The initial part of the North West of England electrification programme has been commissioned... Read More

Passenger revenue passes £4 billion in half-year

10/02/2014

The pick-up in UK economic growth has seen passenger revenue increase by 6.9% in the half... Read More

30-year UK rail traffic forecast

30/01/2014

Network Rail has concluded a period of consultation with industry stakeholders to assess... Read More

FCP review of Toronto regional rail scheme generates widespread debate

19/01/2014

FCP was commissioned by The Neptis Foundation to prepare a review of "The Big Move," a... Read More

Rail prospects at new London Gateway port

10/12/2013

The new DP World London Gateway port opened at the beginning of November located on the... Read More

East Coast franchising prospectus issued

06/12/2013

The Department for Transport published the East Coast franchise prospectus on 25 October... Read More

Flying Scotsman restoration update

05/11/2013

Following a review and advice from FCP, the National Railway Museum made the decision to... Read More

Franchise bidding programme restarts on time

31/10/2013

The Department for Transport has issued invitation to tender notices in the timescale expected... Read More

John Nelson receives Outstanding Personal Contribution Award

10/10/2013

At the Annual National Rail Awards event organised by Rail Magazine and held at the Grosvenor... Read More

Network Rail seeks further £1.4 billion in CP5

25/09/2013

The ORR draft determination for Control Period 5 covering the 5 years to March 2019 provided... Read More

Local authorities promote Rail North

18/09/2013

Local Authorities in the North of England have come together to form Rail North with the... Read More

West Coast speed and capacity news

09/09/2013

Since 2006, the rail share of the London – Glasgow market has increased from 16% to... Read More

New IEP order will displace IC225 sets

19/08/2013

The Government has placed an order for a further 270 vehicles from the Agility Trains consortium... Read More

ATOC promotes franchising case

13/08/2013

A hard hitting report has been published by the Association of Train Operating Companies... Read More

Rail passenger satisfaction declines

19/07/2013

Statistics from the Spring 2013 National Passenger Survey undertaken by Passenger Focus... Read More

ORR launches periodic review consultation

28/06/2013

The periodic review (PR13) has been published in draft form by the Office of Rail Regulation.... Read More

UK rail freight to double by 2043

24/06/2013

Despite the anticipated loss of nearly all coal traffic as power stations are closed or... Read More

Network Rail consults on passenger market studies

31/05/2013

Stakeholders have been invited to comment on a series of demand forecasts made by Network... Read More

Office of Rail Regulation operational and financial data for 2011/12

22/05/2013

The Office of Rail Regulation has published a summary of operational and financial information... Read More

Crossrail Expressions of Interest submissions by 30 April 2013

07/04/2013

Transport for London requires expressions of interest in the operation of the Crossrail... Read More

Major engineering report on Flying Scotsman

03/04/2013

Flying Scotsman is recognised as the most iconic steam locomotive in the UK and probably... Read More

East Coast Franchise prioritised for return to private sector

02/04/2013

The failure of the franchise bidding process revealed when the West Coast contract award... Read More

Peter Wilkinson appointed interim DfT Franchising Director

26/01/2013

FCP Managing Partner Peter Wilkinson has been appointed Interim Franchising Director for... Read More

FCP participated in Libya Railways conference

14/01/2013

FCP partner Michael Schabas was a guest speaker at a recent conference in Tripoli. Participants... Read More

FCP provided commercial advice to the Brown Review

10/01/2013

FCP's Managing Partner Peter Wilkinson was retained to provide commercial advice to the... Read More

FCP advised Directly Operated Railways on West Coast franchise

17/12/2012

FCP stepped in at short notice to provide experienced and high calibre staff to support... Read More

UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth

29/11/2012

Michael Schabas discussed rail connectivity at UK airports with focus on hub airports in... Read More

Track management programme on East Coast Main Line

01/10/2012

FCP has been appointed by Network Rail to assess all aspects of decision making processes... Read More

Benchmarking for Dummies - Maybe the UK rail industry is not as inefficient as some think

01/05/2012

Michael Schabas responds to the UK Government's "The McNulty Report" in an article published... Read More

Alignment and collaboration in a modern transport industry

02/04/2012

At a seminar organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Peter Wilkinson... Read More

Mass transit rail in Lagos

27/09/2011

Steven Hoskins is leading procurement including electrification, train control, and rolling... Read More

Lagos state governor inspects Toronto trains for new rail system

22/05/2011

Michael Schabas leads Governor Babatunde Fashola and state officials on a tour of Wilson... Read More

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