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Relief at last

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 26 of Sep, 2001 17:43 BST - (2287 Reads)
Miscellany
The threat of a DIY store being built on land at Carlisle which would have blocked expansion of both freight and passenger services between England and Scotland has been lifted.

Passengers dumped

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 26 of Sep, 2001 17:42 BST - (2256 Reads)
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A train operator is leaving 150 passengers a day in the lurch by cutting their home-going train.

Wales moves forward

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 18 of Sep, 2001 17:22 BST - (2991 Reads)
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Train chiefs will have the chance next week to set out their plans for a dramatic improvement of rail services in Wales.

Bus blues

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 05 of Sep, 2001 20:12 BST - (2335 Reads)
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The Strategic Rail Authority is being urged to step in after Arriva was reported to be cutting 80 trains a day in the North-east and replacing them with buses.

Car-free day

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 04 of Sep, 2001 09:34 BST - (2221 Reads)
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Even Britain is taking an active part in car-free day this year after the success of the days in other parts of Europe.

Living Streets

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 03 of Sep, 2001 12:47 BST - (2537 Reads)
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The Pedestrians' Association which has for years campaigned against the allocation of too much road space to cars and lorries is to change its name to Living Streets.

People first

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 14 of Apr, 2001 14:40 BST - (2365 Reads)
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Transport planners are being told by the Government they should in future give priority to people instead of trying to improve the flow of traffic.

Fares must come down

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 09 of Apr, 2001 11:44 BST - (2195 Reads)
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Transport Minister Lord Macdonald, who has made a series of concessions to the road lobby - allowing bigger lorries and building more roads - is now telling rail users to go by road or air instead.

Making freight fairer

Author: rdsnews - Published At: Fri 06 of Apr, 2001 09:08 BST - (2800 Reads)
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Railfuture congratulates the Rail Regulator for halving the cost that freight train operators pay Railtrack to use the tracks. This is part of a raft of measures announced yesterday to encourage more freight to be carried by rail.

New rail freight player

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 31 of Mar, 2001 22:13 BST - (3980 Reads)
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A new rail freight operator emerged last week and already it has an eight-year contract to help Railtrack maintain and renew the track.

Anglo-Scottish threat

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 28 of Mar, 2001 15:18 BST - (3476 Reads)
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The proposed construction of a DIY store on the trackbed of the former Carlisle avoiding lines would block expansion of both freight and passenger services between England and Scotland.

Rail victims remembered

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 28 of Mar, 2001 13:47 BST - (2791 Reads)
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Rail union leaders will plant a tree tomorrow in memory of everyone who has died or been injured in rail accidents.

"Wreckers" on the line

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 24 of Mar, 2001 17:03 GMT - (2884 Reads)
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A small section of the Luton-Dunstable rail line was ripped up on Tuesday 13 March 2001 to make sure that trains cannot run.

Bring back BR

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 21 of Mar, 2001 18:29 GMT - (2662 Reads)
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More than 75% of the British public wants the railway network renationalised.

Options for change

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 14 of Mar, 2001 13:26 GMT - (2474 Reads)
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Transport 2000 has tried to stimulate the argument over what the future of the railways with its report The Railways: Where do we go from here?
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