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National Express keep c2c

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 27 of Jun, 2014 21:00 BST - (4023 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 - (7907 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 - (4239 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.

Privately funded railway

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 11 of Jun, 2014 12:21 BST - (3739 Reads)
By the end of 2014 the Windsor Link Railway expects to raise the £10m it needs to gain transport and works approval for the first wholly privately promoted and funded railway project for over 100 years.

Todmorden first

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 10 of Jun, 2014 09:15 BST - (6481 Reads)
The first passenger carrying train to use the reinstated Todmorden curve was a rail tour called the 'Topper Chopper', run by Pathfinder Tours, on 31 May 2014. Photograph by David Evans.

Solar sparks effect

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 06 of Jun, 2014 10:12 BST - (4955 Reads)
Miscellany
The South Tynedale Railway plans to be the first railway in the world to offer a solar-powered public transport service, using battery-electric locomotives like these. (Photograph: Clayton)

Back to the Future

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 05 of Jun, 2014 16:48 BST - (4341 Reads)
Miscellany
Goods delivery vans return to Euston once more as TNT Express tests combined use of rail and road for inner London deliveries. (Photo TNT)

Business hears Railfuture

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 23 of May, 2014 12:54 BST - (4296 Reads)
Chris Austin of Railfuture addressed the Essex Institute of Directors at Marks Tey yesterday morning alongside Chris Dulake, the Engineering Director of Crossrail, raising the status of Railfuture in their eyes. (Artist impression: L & Q and Countryside properties plan for new Chelmsford neighbourhood Beaulieu Park station.)

Thameslink winner

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 23 of May, 2014 09:45 BST - (4689 Reads)
Miscellany
The Department for Transport today announced its intention to award the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited.

Belfast airport rail link

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 21 of May, 2014 10:38 BST - (4782 Reads)
Miscellany
Rail investment plans for Northern Ireland published this week could mean the first new rail lines since the closures of the 1960s will be built in the province, including a link to Belfast International Airport.
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