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Tring welcomes Crossrail

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 07 of Aug, 2014 22:41 BST - (12052 Reads)
Network
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today announced a feasibility study into the extension of Crossrail to Tring.

The case for Okehampton

Author: Philip Shelton - Published At: Sun 03 of Aug, 2014 18:37 BST - (20581 Reads)
Network
Why reopening Okehampton is the only solution - a purely personal view by Philip Shelton.
Photograph of Meldon Viaduct by Martin Cordon, reproduced under GNU Free Documentation License.

Tube Staffing

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Sat 19 of Jul, 2014 17:31 BST - (9973 Reads)
International
Vienna's modern underground system relies upon far fewer customer-facing staff than London Underground but is enormously popular and well-run. It has plenty of space for passengers to move around without the need for staff to prevent overcrowding. If only London had this luxury.

Dawlish choice

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 15 of Jul, 2014 22:39 BST - (12380 Reads)
Network
Network Rail today published its report on the options for resilence West of Exeter.

Tavistock step closer

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 11 of Jul, 2014 09:39 BST - (6428 Reads)
Campaigns
Trains came a step closer to passing over Shillamill viaduct again on Wednesday as Devon County Council agreed to progress plans to reopen the railway to Tavistock.

Wisbech funded

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 11 of Jul, 2014 08:51 BST - (5593 Reads)
Campaigns
The Government has funded the all important engineering study for the re-opening of the mothballed Wisbech to March line. The railway looks almost ready to use in this photograph, but this study will establish how much work is required to bring it back into passenger use.

National Express keep c2c

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 27 of Jun, 2014 21:00 BST - (3932 Reads)
Passengers
The Department for Transport announced today that National Express has won the Essex Thameside franchise competition, retaining c2c and so avoiding an unseemly exit from the British rail industry.

Peterborough bypass

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 20 of Jun, 2014 09:34 BST - (7724 Reads)
Network
Network Rail are presenting their proposals for grade separation at Werrington in a local exhibition today and tomorrow. Railfuture have been campaigning for this development which will complete a strategic eastern spine route for freight, relieving the East Coast Main Line.

Haverhill campaign

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 19 of Jun, 2014 16:45 BST - (4149 Reads)
Campaigns
The East Anglia branch of Railfuture will fund a local leaflet drop later this year to win public support for reopening the railway line between Cambridge and Colchester via Haverhill.
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