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Standing room only

Author: Norman Bradbury and Chris Page - Published At: Thu 15 of Oct, 2015 11:24 BST - (7429 Reads)
Passengers
Today Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, formally opened the new depot at Three Bridges and launched the new Class 700 Thameslink fleet which will be maintained there. Whilst the new journey opportunities that will be created by Thameslink are welcome, the design of the new trains highlights the need for more infrastructure capacity between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Bexhill Hastings biz case

Author: Roger Blake - Published At: Fri 09 of Oct, 2015 11:11 BST - (3845 Reads)
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The Hastings Rother Taskforce presented the economic case for running high speed rail services to Rye, Hastings and Bexhill to a stakeholder group, including Railfuture, in Bexhill today.

Robin Hood Enterprise

Author: David Harby - Published At: Mon 21 of Sep, 2015 18:04 BST - (4920 Reads)
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Good news for Railfuture's aspiration to see Robin Hood Line services extended through Warsop and Edwinstowe to Ollerton, to serve proposed business parks on the site of the now-closed Thoresby Colliery near Edwinstowe, and Center Parcs near Ollerton.

Eurostar snapshot survey

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Sat 19 of Sep, 2015 18:59 BST - (3860 Reads)
Railfuture has published a Snapshot Survey of Eurostar based on the opinions of passengers over a 12-month period. Railfuture has actively promoted the Eurostar services and the environmentally friendly journey opportunities they have offered. This article comments on some of the results and how the service has changed.

Euston Express

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 17 of Sep, 2015 11:02 BST - (5526 Reads)
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HS2 Limited have recently published their fourth attempt at a plan for Euston station, with an increased cost, massive property demolition and more disruption over a longer timescale. However there is an alternative - Euston Express would provide the necessary capacity sooner whilst costing £1.5Bn to £2Bn less and avoiding significant disruption. (Image DfT.)

Rail Industry Economics

Author: Norman Bradbury - Published At: Wed 09 of Sep, 2015 19:21 BST - (2238 Reads)
Passengers
The financial performance of the national rail industry continues to improve, helped by ongoing growth in passenger volume, as shown by the crowds flooding off the first off-peak trains of the day at Waterloo.

Transformation in action

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 25 of Aug, 2015 23:18 BST - (4169 Reads)
Passengers
Former London Underground District line trains are being transformed at Vivarail’s Long Marston base in Warwickshire. A prototype green and yellow rebuilt coach, centre, is flanked by unrebuilt coaches, left and right. In the depot, more coaches are being transformed.
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