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Thomas house

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 03 of May, 2004 12:06 BST - (4267 Reads)
Lobbying
A house which belonged to Thomas the Tank Engine author Wilbert Awdry is being sold for more than £600,000.

Moved to tears

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 20 of Apr, 2004 15:47 BST - (3578 Reads)
Miscellany
Audiences at the National Theatre are being "provoked" by a play about rail privatisation.

TGV for Korea

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 01 of Apr, 2004 02:46 BST - (3542 Reads)
Miscellany
South Korea's first high speed train service has begun operation.

Sounds good

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 31 of Mar, 2004 13:32 BST - (3601 Reads)
Miscellany
New brake blocks should make freight trains less intrusive at night.

Main attraction

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 31 of Mar, 2004 01:52 BST - (2931 Reads)
Miscellany
A project to separate local from long-distance trains near Grantham should improve services on the East Coast main line.

Rail revival

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 29 of Mar, 2004 14:18 BST - (4271 Reads)
Freight
There is now a rail solution for the Luton-Dunstable line rather than the misguided idea of converting it to a busway.

125mph standard

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 01 of Mar, 2004 13:56 GMT - (9502 Reads)
Freight
New trains will boost the number of seats on offer this year on the Midland main line from London St Pancras to Luton, bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds

Light relief

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 26 of Feb, 2004 10:46 GMT - (8615 Reads)
Freight
The Docklands light railway is to be extended across the River Thames to link with the National Rail network at Woolwich. But a main line rail link would have been better.

Strategic boost

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 23 of Feb, 2004 11:15 GMT - (8447 Reads)
Miscellany
A strategic rail link should be created from the Midland main line at Luton to the West Coast main line at Leighton Buzzard.

Dirty Britain

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 28 of Jan, 2004 15:04 GMT - (8726 Reads)
Miscellany
Britain's bad environmental record is revealed in a sustainability index.

East-West

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sun 25 of Jan, 2004 21:41 GMT - (9277 Reads)
Freight
Leisure becomes a threat to essential rail link

Railway winner

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sun 25 of Jan, 2004 17:27 GMT - (4419 Reads)
Freight
A preserved railway has been named the Railway of the Year in a tourist guide.

Rail pioneers

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sat 24 of Jan, 2004 17:59 GMT - (4188 Reads)
Freight
Supermarkets are beginning to switch freight from road to rail.

BBC appeal

Author: ray - Published At: Sat 17 of Jan, 2004 23:39 GMT - (3695 Reads)
Miscellany
BBC Radio 4 is making a programme about the blizzard which brought trains to a stop last year.

Blair shambles

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 13 of Jan, 2004 11:08 GMT - (9841 Reads)
Miscellany
New Labour has failed to sort out the mess on the railways caused by privatisation, an economics expert warns.

Danes in Kent

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 09 of Jan, 2004 11:28 GMT - (8526 Reads)
Freight
High-speed rail services in Kent could in future be run by Danish State Railways.

Rail to rescue

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 08 of Jan, 2004 11:27 GMT - (3223 Reads)
Freight
A new light rail system should bring some relief to the polluted city of Houston, Texas.

Killers on road

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sat 27 of Dec, 2003 20:26 GMT - (8030 Reads)
Miscellany
A survey by road safety campaign group BRAKE has found that 62% are concerned about speeding drivers putting their children at risk.

Brum shake-up

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 26 of Dec, 2003 12:07 GMT - (8993 Reads)
Miscellany
Trains will be switched from Birmingham's overcrowded New Street station to Snow Hill to improve reliability and punctuality
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