East Anglia Branch News - Snippets Index

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The following is a list of the news 'Snippets' produced by the East Anglia branch of Railfuture since 1999. They are listed in descending date order. Click on an issue to read the news.

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2022 [show contents]
346 31/01/2022 Cambridge station cycle park's £530,000 upgrade; Salhouse station demolition rejected; Cambridge South inquiry to start
2021 [show contents]
345 31/12/2021 Network Rail Ely Area Capacity Enhancement presentation at Railfuture meeting in Cambridge
344 30/11/2021 Norfolk County Council to discuss possible new Broadland Business Park station; expanded car park opened at Attleborough station
343 31/10/2021 Part two of second consultation round for Ely Area Capacity Enhancement (EACE) scheme opens
342 30/09/2021 Greater Anglia stations introduce flexi-season car parking charges; Signalling for Werrington dive-under has been commissioned ready for freight trains
341 31/08/2021 Co-ordinated national rail marketing campaign launch to attract passengers back; Greater Anglia's Class 720 trains carry passengers on West Anglia line
340 31/07/2021 Werrington dive-under connected; works begin on March station improvements for passengers, as Cambridge gets new waiting room
339 30/06/2021 New Flixi-Season tickets introduced; GTR's contract extended until March 2022; miniature stop lights installed on level crossings
338 31/05/2021 Network Rail launches second Ely Area Capacity Enhancement public consultation; Great Northern stops using Class 365 trains after 25 years
337 30/04/2021 Number of passenger train services increased as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions relaxed on 12 April 2021; Liverpool Street platforms extended
336 31/03/2021 East West Rail second non-statutory consultation launched; Soham station construction progresses necessitating weekend line closures
335 28/02/2021 Network Rail announces major route resignalling in Cambridgeshire; 4G mobile signal improved along GA routes
334 31/01/2021 Beaulieu station cost exceeds funding available; Bury St Edmunds station building restored to former glory
2020 [show contents]
333 31/12/2020 Go-ahead for new passenger facilities at March station; Greater Anglia opens carriage washer for bi-mode trains
332 30/11/2020 Changes to services to allow half of King's Cross station to be temporarily closed; Greater Anglia and GTR trains test negative for COVID-19
331 31/10/2020 Second public consultation on Cambridge South station begins; Greater Anglia swaps Class 720 10-car train order five-car units
330 30/09/2020 Remaining track and signalling infrastructure fon King's Lynn eight-car project completed; GTR enhances 'Key' smartcard for railcard discounts
329 31/08/2020 Network Rail launches public consultation on Ely Area Capacity Enhancement; Modern signalling to be introduced on Clacton branch
328 31/07/2020 Government ends advice not to use public transport; final approval given by Combined Authority for the March-Wisbech rail reopening business case
327 30/06/2020 Government asks franchised train operators to reinstate a full timetable from July 2020; planning application approved for Soham station
326 31/05/2020 Greater Anglia buys 'fogging guns' to keep trains and stations safe from COVID19; approval given to demolish Brandon station buildings
325 31/04/2020 Fenland District Council consults on options to improve facilities at March station; demand for rail service collapses during COVID-19 outbreak
324 31/03/2020 Greater Anglia first Class 720 Aventra test train reaches Liverpool Street; Ely capacity upgrade could cost £600m
323 29/02/2020 Government announces which stations receive Access for All funding; Wherry lines re-signalling completed and in use
322 31/01/2020 Greater Anglia's first new train carries passengers between Norwich and London; A14 upgrade has now closed guided busway for seven months
2019 [show contents]
321 31/12/2019 Network Rail announces consultation on desirability and location of the proposed Cambridge South railway station
320 30/11/2019 Greater Anglia rolls out Stadler Class 755 trains on rural lines but level crossing incident occurs on Bittern line
319 31/10/2019 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor calls for action on Cambridge South station now; investigation launched after guided bus 'came off tracks and landed in a field'
318 30/09/2019 Soham station construction could start in September 2020; East West Rail central section designated as a nationally significant project
317 31/08/2019 Greater Anglia allows passengers to top-up smart cards by touching it against their smartphone; likelihood of Beaulieu station looks promising
316 31/07/2019 Greater Anglia ramps up publicity for its new trains as first train finally carries paying passengers; East West Rail to begin a formal rolling stock procurement process in late 2019
315 30/06/2019 Plans to improve Whittlesford Parkway station out to consultation; Greater Anglia to use new technology to inspect trains in sidings
314 31/05/2019 Norwich in 90 service brings faster journey times from East Anglia to London; guided bus destroyed by fire after collision on on busway
313 30/04/2019 Greater Anglia restores Attleborough and Thetford stations; online interactive rail map helps travellers identify station suitable for them to use
312 31/03/2019 Clear case for interim Cambridge South station study; Greater Anglia's 'Norwich in 90' service to start in May 2019
311 28/02/2019 Sheringham station platform to be completely rebuilt and doubled in length; East West Rail makes 'powerful case' for direct services from Ipswich and Norwich to Oxford
310 31/01/2019 Network Rail shows what a new Soham station could look like; Greater Anglia starts testing its new Stadler bi-mode trains during the night
2018 [show contents]
309 31/12/2018 Manningtree station car park to be expanded by 40% and GA will invest in car parks across its network; GA to largely abolish first class from January 2020
308 30/11/2018 First of Greater Anglia's brand-new Swiss-made FLIRT trains arrives at Norwich; Greater Anglia wins two awards for improving train performance
307 31/10/2018 Greater Anglia heavily subsidised by its parent companies in the Netherlands and Japan according to latest accounts; ballast and sleepers laid for second track on Felixstowe branch line
306 30/09/2018 Longer platforms planned for Manea and Whittlesey stations; Cyclist killed by bus on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
305 31/08/2018 Greater Anglia takes disabled rail passengers to Switzerland to examine new trains; Guided Busway driver given 12-week suspended prison sentence for crashing bus
304 31/07/2018 East West Rail link second phase TWA Order application is submitted; Werrington 'dive under' is approved
303 30/06/2018 Mid-Norfolk Railway major deal with Greater Anglia to store trains for four years; East West Rail Western Section phase 2 TWA submission imminent
302 31/05/2018 Acceptable but not joyous passenger numbers for first year at Cambridge North station; Thameslink timetable revamp causes chaos
301 30/04/2018 Greater Anglia's modifies its Norwich Crown Point Depot ready for new Swiss-built trains; and installs modern CIS at all its stations
300 31/03/2018 Direct Cambridge to Brighton service 'taster'; upgrade to Felixstowe branch for more freight trains finally commences
299 28/02/2018 Ely North Junction level crossing study studied by councillors to decide if bypass is needed; assembly of Greater Anglia's new Aventra trains about to start in Derby
298 31/01/2018 Greater Anglia offers station buildings for community use
2017 [show contents]
297 31/12/2017 East West Rail Company formally launched by Transport Secretary; Greater Anglia closes ticket offices at seven stations and provides TVMs instead
296 30/11/2017 Chancellor confirms funding for the Western Section of the East West Rail Link; Greater Anglia wins awards for improved train relability
295 31/10/2017 Felixstowe branch partial doubling to go ahead as Secretary of State for Transport gives approval; Greater Anglia will operate a full service during conductor strike
294 01/09/2017 Network Rail explains in detail the resignalling project on the Wherry Lines; Platform extensions at Foxton and Shepreth stations nearly ready for use in December 2017
293 31/08/2017 Network Rail awards £29m contract as part of re-signalling the Norwich-Yarmouth/Lowestoft 'Wherry Lines'; Secretary of State for Transport officially opens Cambridge North station
292 31/07/2017 Meeting at Westminster helps to move Cambridge-Haverhill light-rail scheme forward; more incidents on the guided busway
291 30/06/2017 Greater Anglia reveals mock-ups of its new Stadler trains; Platform lengthening at East Anglia stations continues
290 31/05/2017 Cambridge North station opens two years late; greater Anglia looks at future of barely-used ticket offices
289 30/04/2017 Railfuture stresses importance of staff at stations but need to be used efficiently and appropriately; Mid-Norfolk Railway runs first works trains north of Worthing level crossing
288 31/03/2017 Funding provided for £9.8m study for rail capacity enhancements around Ely and beyond; Greater Anglia's class 170 trains to be refurbished before being replaced
287 28/02/2017 Solution planned to avoid freight trains delaying passenger trains north of Peterborough station; Greater Anglia's Class 321 and Class 317 electric train to be refurbished
286 31/01/2017 Managing Director of East West Rail Company is appointed; Cambridge North station just months from opening
2016 [show contents]
285 31/12/2016 Government plans for private company to build and operate East West Rail; Greater Anglia MD reveals detail of nine-year franchise at Railfuture meeting
284 30/11/2016 National Infrastructure Commission urges the Government to open East West Rail western section by 2024; Railfuture campaign success as DfT agrees to retrofitting tables and Wi-Fi on Class 700 trains
283 31/10/2016 Nine-year Greater Anglia franchise commences with Abellio launch event at Liverpool Street station; contract signed for Greater Anglia's £600m order for trains from Stadler in Switzerland
282 30/09/2016 Financing agreed by Angel Trains for Bombardier to construct 665 carriages for Greater Anglia; Addenbrooke's station in Cambridge looks increasingly likely with talk of 2019 opening
281 31/08/2016 Abellio wins new nine-year Greater Anglia franchise and promises complete brand new train fleet
280 31/07/2016 Driver training begins on Great Northern's Class 387 trains; Network Rail publishes detailed plans to re-instate fourth track north of Huntingdon
279 30/06/2016 Improved passenger experience promised through major fleet replacement on Great Northern routes
278 31/05/2016 Rail Minister says that Greater [East] Anglia bidders must offer 'high-quality rolling stock'; GTR's 2018 timetable almost ready for public consultation
277 30/04/2016 Agreement reached on pedestrian/cycle route for Cambridge North station; Waterbeach station urgently needs car park expansion to cope with demand
276 31/03/2016 Network Rail announces preferred East West Rail corridor between Bedford and Cambridge; East Midlands Route Study proposes extra tracks and more for cross country rail-freight
275 29/02/2016 Guided bus leaves guideway and ends up on side of cutting near to Trumpington injuring five passengers
274 31/01/2016 Changes to station layout and delay in signing s106 agreement have delayed Cambridge North opening to May 2017; Study proposing options for an Addenbrooke's station to be launched in early 2016
2015 [show contents]
273 28/12/2015 Stagecoach withdraws from Greater Anglia franchise partnership bid, Ely to Peterborough line becomes Community Rail Service
272 30/11/2015 Networks Rail delays vital Ely North Junction project until at least 2019; East West Rail may be delayed as well following Hendy review
271 31/10/2015 Much improved facilities for Newmarket Station; justification for 'insufficient' canopies Cambridge North station; Crossrail 2 benefits to East Anglia
270 30/09/2015 Disappointment at Greater [East] Anglia franchise specification; Ely-Soham doubling setback; Van collides with bus on busway
269 11/09/2015 Felixstowe Port sees 31st daily freight train; European Union refuses £86m towards Felixstowe-to-Nuneaton rail upgrade; busway patronage flatlines
268 20/08/2015 Construction can start after Cambridge North station finally approved; July RPI rate means rail fares will rise by 1% in January 2016
267 31/07/2015 Re-opening Wisbech to March railway line could cost up to £110 million
266 20/06/2015 Short-listed bidders for long-term Greater Anglia franchise announced by DfT; Slow progress on Cambridge North station seems but Railfuture gets detailed update from Network Rail
265 31/05/2015 No major news stories - just brief news
264 30/04/2015 Abellio Greater Anglia to pilot use of money-saving MultiPass mobile app
263 31/03/2015 New station proposed on Bittern line on outskirts of Norwich
262 25/02/2015 More on Greater Anglia's Independently-Powered Electric train
261 31/01/2015 Another unwanted vehicle on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway - this time it's a London cabbie
2014 [show contents]
260 31/12/2014 Upgraded Ipswich Yard 'fully operational' after 12-week delay
259 30/11/2014 Stagecoach-Virgin join venture wins East Coast rail franchise; Abellio Greater Anglia to spend £10m improving the passenger experience
258 31/10/2014 Abellio Greater Anglia encourages support for Great Eastern Taskforce report demanding significant rail improvements
257 30/09/2014 Govia Thameslink Railway takes over from First Capital Connect; Cambridgeshire Guided busway misses patronage target
256 31/08/2014 East West Rail Consortium report says that Oxford-Cambridge route could boost regional economy by £750m; £320k spent identifying faults on Cambs guided Busway
255 31/07/2014 Government to fund engineering study for re-opening Wisbech to March mothballed railway; Final permission granted for Cambridge Science Park station
254 30/06/2014 Work starts on bus route to new Cambridge Science Park Station; Govia announces its senior management for TSGN franchise
253 31/05/2014 Govia awarded Thameslink Southern Great Northern mega-franchise ousting First Capital Connect
252 30/04/2014 Cambridgeshire County Council publishes Atkins report on Capital Cost of Re-opening March-Wisbech line
251 31/03/2014 First revenue-earning freight train operates over the new time-saving fuel-saving Ipswich chord
250 28/02/2014 DfT awards First Capital Connect a six-month extension until new TSGN franchise commences
249 29/01/2014 Improved Manea service celebrated; East Suffolk line patronage grows; Cambridge station plans approved
2013 [show contents]
248 30/12/2013 Planning consent for Cambridge Science Park station; DfT says Cambridge-Bedford link is essential; New platform at Peterborough opens
247 30/11/2013 Chancellor of the Exchequer supports faster rail services in East Anglia; Greater Anglia Class 379 Electrostar EMU to run on battery power for trial
246 31/10/2013 Councils vote £50 towards East West Rail Link western section; fears that busway may need major expensive repairs
245 30/09/2013 Progress being made on half-hourly Cambridge-Norwich service; Cheaper train travel as First Capital Connect expands super off-peak tickets
244 31/08/2013 Greater Anglia Class 379 emu to have batteries fitted for independently-powered test running; Guided busway dispute with BAM Nuttall settled
243 31/07/2013 First Capital Connect announces £31m mid-life overhaul Class 365 trains
242 30/06/2013 Passenger trains start using the Hitchin flyover; Legal deadline passes so Evergreen 3 construction can commence
241 30/05/2013 High Court dismisses 'Evergreen 3' rail route legal challenge; Mid-Norfolk Railway operates its first passenger trains north of Dereham
240 30/04/2013 Huntingdon railway station to be refurbished; Class 321 train upgrade completed as London-Norwich carriage overhaul announced
239 29/03/2013 Government extends First Capital Connect franchise until September 2014; East Coast operator to private sector in 2015
238 01/03/2013 Railfuture Wisbech-reopening online petition attracts substantial support; Greater Anglia wins Train Operator of the Year award
237 31/01/2013 DfT to extend First Capital Connect contract by 28 weeks followed by direct award; 50 emergency incidents on busway in six months
2012 [show contents]
236 31/12/2012 Great Eastern Mainline Capacity Study suggests increasing linespeed to 125mph
235 28/11/2012 Half-hourly service to King's Lynn; Hitchin Flyover connection installed; Accident closes busway
234 29/10/2012 Science Park station consultation; Marylebone-Oxford route works order approved; Chiltern Railways runs train to promote East-West rail
233 29/09/2012 Ipswich Chord gains approval; First walk-on Norwich-Dereham trains since closure in 1969; Return to Holt funding appeal launched
232 28/08/2012 Ely-Harling resignalling is live; Guided busway's first anniversary; Greater Anglia achieves 95% punctuality in four-week period
231 29/07/2012 HLOS promises electrified East West Rail Link, rebuilt Ely North Junction and four-track Huntingdon-Peterborough
230 03/07/2012 East Anglia MPs' Rail Prospectus launched; some Great Northern services may go to East Coast; Hitchin flyover lifted into place
229 25/05/2012 East Anglia MPs meet to put finishing touches to Rail Prospectus; Beecles loop track is laid; busway extension ridiculed
228 30/04/2012 Ipswich-Felixstowe passenger service threatened by significant growth on rail freight from the Port of Felixstowe
227 30/03/2012 Chesterton station timetable announced; Thameslink bidders announced; Beccles loop work starts
226 18/02/2012 Government confirms that Chesterton station will be written into TOC franchises; Abellio takes over Greater [East] Anglia railway
225 14/01/2012 DfT issues Thameslink 'expression of interest' document
2011 [show contents]
224 17/12/2011 Western section of East West Rail Link and Ely-Soham doubling get go-ahead in Chancellor's autumn statement
223 15/11/2011 Abellio is awarded Greater [East] Anglia rail franchise committing to many small improvements and significant premium payment
222 09/10/2011 Cambridge footbridge lifted into place overnight; cars and bicycles cause problems on guided busway
221 10/09/2011 East West Rail report shows £38 annual economic benefits; First Passenger numbers for Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
220 08/08/2011 Cambridgeshire Guided Busway finally opens (detailed report); Ipswich Chord goes for planning review; Franchise clarity
219 24/07/2011 NR to look at redoubing Littleport-Downham Market; March track recycling centre opens
218 26/06/2011 7th August opening date for guided busway; Ipswich footbridge opens; Olympic fares announced
217 28/05/2011 Start of East Suffolk Line resignalling design work to start in June; Downham Market barrow crossing closed
216 28/04/2011 Cemex plans to reopen Barrington freight branch approved by Cambs County Council; first ground works for Cambridge island platforms
215 28/03/2011 National Express not shortlisted for new franchise; FLUA is told that IEP trains will run to King's Lynn; Hitchin Flyover formally approved
214 26/02/2011 Funding secured for Beccles loop construction and Soham reopening study; Cambridgeshire County reaffirms support for March-Wisbech
213 31/01/2011 DfT issues tender documents for Greater [East] Anglia interim franchise; Peterborough station improvements complete by end of 2011
2010 [show contents]
212 24/12/2010 Interim Greater [East] Anglia franchise to be offered for around two years before long-term franchise commences; Guided busway cost climbs to £181m
211 28/11/2010 Ipswich footbridge lifted into place but not ready yet; Royston platform extension almost ready for longer Cambridge trains
210 30/10/2010 Conditional approval given for Hitchin flyover; New record set for rail freight at Port of Felixstowe
209 30/09/2010 Network Rail submits planning application for new Cambridge platforms; Cambs County Council to hold independent Public Review of busway contract
208 30/08/2010 Doubling of Ipswich-Felixstowe branch delayed to 2018; Ipswich Chord will be built as double track
207 26/07/2010 Application to reopen Barrington Cement Works would see railway relaid; Clacton maintenance depot reopens permanently
206 20/06/2010 Greater [East] Anglia rail franchise process to be restarted following rail review; MNR joins up loop at Thuxton
205 28/05/2010 Hitchin flyover public inquiry ends with most objections withdrawn; Calls for public inquiry into guided busway 'fiasco'
204 26/04/2010 CAST.IRON proposes terminus station at Milton Road; Cambridge island platform access critised by county council
203 27/03/2010 North Norfolk Railway reconnected to national network; Cambridgeshire County Council goes public with busway dispute
202 28/02/2010 Guided busway cost revealed as £161 million; NXEA to introduce WiFi on London-Norwich services
201 05/02/2010 NR confirms freight route enhancement schemes to go ahead; DfT launches consultation on NXEA franchise replacement
200 16/01/2010 Planning application submitted to build new station north east of Chelmsford; busway delay cost revealed
2009 [show contents]
199 24/12/2009 No fare increases in 2010 for East Anglia train operators; King's Lynn railway land for car park extension is lost
198 28/11/2009 National Express East Anglia franchise will end early; Cambridgeshire Guided Busway delayed for a third time
197 04/11/2009 National Express East Coast franchise to end on 13th November
196 10/10/2009 Network Rail submits TWA order application for Hitchin flyover; Greengauge 21 suggests Cambridge could be on High-Speed Rail route
195 14/09/2009 New £45m station near Chelmsford is proposed; Whitmoor Yard expansion to be approved
194 24/08/2009 Essex resignalling scheme is complete; FCC introduces carnet tickets from Great Northern stations
193 28/07/2009 EU provides £8m for Felixstowe to Nuneaton upgrade; NXEA encourages more leisure travel during school holidays
192 01/07/2009 National Express to default on East Coast route: may cause loss of NXEA and c2c franchises
191 18/06/2009 ATOC lists March-Wisbech line as one of 14 suggested reopenings; rail performance up again
190 15/05/2009 Businessmen suggest Cambridge-Norwich high-speed link; Mid-Norfolk gets major contract from Network Rail
189 09/04/2009 Network Rail's ambitious schemes for East Anglia; new rolling stock confirmed for NXEA services.
188 18/03/2009 Station relocations made more difficult as DfT backs down.
187 16/02/2009 EERA recommends £19.8m funding allocation for Chesterton Station
186 21/01/2009 Atkins awarded GRIP4 design contract for East West Rail link; Guided busway opening delayed for six months
2008 [show contents]
185 21/12/2008 NXEA restaurant cars gain short reprieve; first part of East West Rail Link opens
184 08/12/2008 East West Rail Link alternative routes for eastern end suggested by SDG; guided busway in 'financial crisis'?
183 23/11/2008 National Express East Anglia to close Norwich call Centre and end restaurant cars; 2009 fares increases announced
182 16/11/2008 Manningtree Car Park extension starts; Cambridgeshire Lib Dems call for EWRL as part of 30-year franchise
181 26/10/2008 Cambridge-Norwich service patronage continues to rise; Tank trains return to MNR
180 07/10/2008 Sheringham level crossing project plan on target; Cambridgeshire guided buses to run on bio-fuel
179 14/09/2008 Network Rail judges Beccles Loop good value; East West Rail Link helped by Chiltern proposal
178 26/08/2008 ESTA produces passenger questionnaire about location of Lowestoft station
177 04/08/2008 Consent given for doubling of Felixstowe branch for increased container traffic; Cambridge platform extension
176 21/07/2008 Additional trains between Norwich and Lowestoft for annual air show
175 28/06/2008 Renovation completed at Needham Market station; MNR works train reaches Hoe
174 29/05/2008 Cracks found in brand new guided busway; Network Rail's MPVs to be maintained at MNR's Dereham base
173 30/04/2008 Two sidings beside Norwich station are electrified; Ely-Norwich renewals prioritised ahead of Bittern Line
172 01/04/2008 NXEA completes class 156 interior refurbishment
171 01/03/2008 'one' is rebranded as National Express East Anglia as it exceeds 90% punctuality
170 31/01/2008 DfT announces extra trains for East Anglia operator 'one'
2007 [show contents]
169 28/12/2007 Replacement Great Ouse bridge at Ely reopens allowing resumption of passenger train service
168 15/11/2007 Government funds £80m project to carry more freight on the Felixstowe to Nuneaton route
167 30/09/2007 'one' unveils new driving similators
166 13/08/2007 Government finally approves Thameslink Programme project; Best punctuality figures for 'one' since its franchise began
165 29/06/2007 10th Anniversary of Bittern Line community rail partnership
164 02/05/2007 Draft Anglia RUS published; First Capital Connect to increase train fleet to benefit peak-time commuters; Cambridge station are plans shelved
163 04/04/2007 Network Rail reveals series of enhancements in region; very favourable report on West West Rail published
162 01/03/2007 'one' announces a programme of actions to improve punctuality
161 13/01/2007 First Capital Connect holds stakeholder meeting to discuss overcrowding; East Coast InterCity franchise up for grabs
2006 [show contents]
160 30/11/2006 TOCs announce fare increases from January 2007; First stretches of St. Ives line track lifted
159 28/10/2006 DfT announces qualifying bidders for Cross Country and East Midlands franchises; Passenger Focus criticises car park charges
158 16/09/2006 GNER overcomes obsolete rule to improve train performance; Brandon is 'Most Improved Station'
157 01/09/2006 'one' launch Cambridge-London 'print@home' APEX tickets; Wisbech-March Bramley Line receive draft lease from Network Rail to study
156 18/08/2006 GB station usage figures for 2004/05 published; half of Sudbury branch relaid for £5.5m
155 22/07/2006 Protests over FCC peak-time restrictions; £92.5m government funding for Cambridgeshire guided busway
154 12/05/2006 First Capital Connect takes over; Office of Rail Regulation confirms Grand Central track access agreement
153 03/03/2006 Office of Rail Regulation challenged on Grand Central track access agreement; EastWest gets closer with Bletchley Flyover use
152 09/02/2006 First Capital Connect to take over from WAGN; Funding agreed for St.Pancras Thameslink Station; Office of Rail Regulation supports Grand Central bid
2005 [show contents]
151 09/11/2005 Railfuture site-visit to Potter Group at Ely; MNR's Kimberley Park station finally reopens
150 19/09/2005 Busway inquiry report submitted but kept secret; Competition commission to look at NX bid for Thameslink/Great Northern franchise
149 13/07/2005 Premium payments are top priority in Thameslink/Great Northern bidders franchise; Bittern Line passenger numbers reach 585,000
148 12/05/2005 TOCs oppose Grand Central services to London; 'one' rejigs summer timetables to cure overcrowding
147 04/04/2005 GNER pays £130m a year for new franchise; shortlist of five for Great Northern/Thameslink franchise
146 05/02/2005 Timetable changes cause problems so 'one' makes changes; Government allegedly wants £100m a year from ECML operator
2004 [show contents]
145 31/12/2004 Forty people hear Lord Berkeley speak at Railfuture meeting; New rival to Crossrail threatens to delay link for years
144 25/11/2004 CrossRail included in Queen's Speech; Rail Freight Group reiterates its opposition to guided busway
143 25/10/2004 Government announces that Central Trains franchise will disappear; Waterbeach station car park extension finally starts after three-year wait
142 11/10/2004 Cambridge-Norwich service tops million passengers in two years; Public Inquiry opens for Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
141 23/09/2004 Manningtree, Clacton, Walton-on-the-Naze users concerned about December 2004 timetable; National Express cleared to run 'one' franchise
140 15/09/2004 East Suffolk Community Rail Partnership; Televisions to be installed on trains
139 03/08/2004 White Paper on Reorganising Railways; Cambridgeshire Guided Busway pre-inquiry meeting
138 02/07/2004 Cambridgeshire Guided Busway statements of case submitted; list of busiest stations in East Anglia
137 29/05/2004 Office of Fair Trading refers GAf winner to Competition Commission; March Whitemoor Yard opening day a 'great success'
136 19/05/2004 National Express admits that 'one' name causes confusion; SRA announce four pre-qualifying bids for ECML InterCity franchise
135 01/05/2004 National Express commences Greater Anglia franchise - branded as 'one'; Objections to the Guided Busway believed to total 2729
134 24/05/2004 National Express announces management line-up for Greater Anglia franchise; Office of Fair Trading consults on National Express takeover
133 06/03/2004 Cambridgeshire guided busway TWA order application submitted; GB Railfreight is preferred bidder to run Network Rail's Whitemoor depot
132 14/02/2004 National Express appoint Tim Clarke as MD of Greater Anglia Franchise; CAST.IRON reveals funding gap for the guided bus
131 04/02/2004 National Express signs contract with SRA for Greater [East] Anglia franchise; SRA invites bids for East Coast franchise
130 23/01/2004 Bittern line passengers up 20% helped by new late night services; East-West rail plan turns to ODPM for cash
129 16/01/2004 CAST.IRON applies for permission to clear vegetation from 1 mile of line; Haverhill study underway
2003 [show contents]
128 22/12/2003 National Express preferred bidder for Greater Anglia franchise; provisional funding for guided busway
127 11/12/2003 CAST.IRON announces costed scheme for rail reopening; Go-ahead for Alconbury freight centre
126 30/10/2003 CAST.IRON commences series of public meetings; Bittern Line huge increase in passengers
125 10/10/2003 Central Trains gets two-year franchise extension; Whitemoor Yard reopening set to be approved
124 01/10/2003 Cambridge-Norwich service gets 500,000th passenger; SRA announces series of station upgrades
123 17/09/2003 Cambs County Council delays busway scheme; Central rebrands services as Central City Link
122 14/08/2003 First Group takeover of GB Railways becomes 'unconditional'; Anglia rebrands 'Breathers' as 'Short Breaks'
121 29/07/2003 CAST.IRON project founded to return trains to the Cambridge-St.Ives railway line
120 16/07/2003 First Group buys GB Railways PLC; Ipswich tunnel closure dates and replacement services announced
119 02/07/2003 Cambs County Council start guided busway public consultation; FGE reported to be abandoning legal challenge to Greater Anglia franchise
118 12/06/2003 No truth in rural line closures story; GB Railfreight's plans for the future - speech by director at branch meeting
117 05/06/2003 SRA 'rules out' East West Rail Link east of Bedford; Cambridge City Council's LTP consultation
116 22/05/2003 Mid-Norfolk Railway's first works train to North Elmham; Berney Arms' innovative new waiting shelter
115 12/05/2003 FGE passenger poll backs their reinstatement in franchise bidding; Whitemoor Yard proposal opposed by some local residents
114 01/05/2003 SRA stakeholder consultation on Greater [East] Anglia franchise; Cambs County Council LTP consultation
113 16/04/2003 Whitemoor Yard reopening public exhibition; New late night trains on Bittern line
112 04/04/2003 SRA removes First Group from Greater [East] Anglia franchise bid; Anglia Plus now accepted on WAGN trains
111 28/03/2003 Railfuture 'National Railcard' campaign launched; New station on GE mainline proposed for Great Blakenham
110 05/03/2003 Cambridge-Norwich service now has 1,200 passengers per day; New station proposed on 'Gainsborough' line
109 24/02/2003 Bury St Edmunds station consultation; East West Rail Link freight possibilities
108 13/02/2003 WAGN to tempt commuters onto WA line instead of GN; Chesterton Interchange station cost £18m
107 31/01/2003 LibDem petition for Soham station reopening; trains beat weather chaos; Anglia complete fitting TPWS
2002 [show contents]
106 14/12/2002 Thetford station inaccessibility protest; MoD trains return to Parkeston Quay
105 02/12/2002 Norwich station 'highly regarded'; WAGN fits automatic sanders to class 317 trains
104 14/11/2002 Cambridge station area plans on show to public; Potters Bar bridge replaced during possession
103 04/11/2002 'Wherry Lines' record highest ever passenger volumes; public told to accept guided bus by council
102 07/10/2002 Successful launch for Cambridge-Norwich service; Alconbury airport exhibition
101 30/09/2002 Freightliner withdraws offer for GB Railways; Pre-launch service for Cambridge-Norwich
100 21/09/2002 Cambridge station area £250m redevelopment proposed; Lib-Dems call for St.Neots EWRL
99 02/09/2002 GB Railways AGM; Possible new rail link for Stansted Airport
98 23/08/2002 March-Wisbech line threatened by guided busway proposal; Anglia trial class 90 locomotives on London-Norwich route
97 25/07/2002 Cambs County Council finishes six-month guided busway study; GB Railways share price rises on takeover rumour
96 05/07/2002 National Express launch Greater Anglia roadshows; Anglia publishes
95 01/07/2002 Anglia CrossLink service axed; Mid-Norfolk Railway to be used for
94 24/06/2002 Anglia Railways tops SRA's TOC performance league; London Crossrail
93 05/06/2002 SRA announced 9 bidders for new franchise; multi-modal study
92 17/05/2002 Potters Bar accident; Suffolk County Council issues Rail
91 06/05/2002 East West Rail Link consortium optimistic; RPC criticise Cambridge and
90 15/04/2002 Wisbech reopening feasibility study; Anglia to refurbish trains
89 03/04/2002 Anglia wins customer service award; Anglia publishes integrated
88 25/03/2002 East West Rail Link update; Anglia/GB Railways canvases public views on
87 18/03/2002 superCAM criticised by transport experts; Wisbech branch officially
86 04/03/2002 Network Railcard to have £10 minimum weekday fare; Anglia Railways'
85 21/02/2002 superCAM exhibitions; WAGN bus links; FGE television adverts
84 16/02/2002 Councillor criticises 'Boot out the [guided] bus' campaign; Norfolk
83 06/02/2002 Anglia's new Turbostars announced; GB Railfreight picks up
82 18/01/2002 SRA Strategic Plan; Anglia bids for even more regional
81 07/01/2002 Hunts Post says 'Boot out the Bus'; North Norfolk Railway to install Stalham station building at Holt terminus
2001 [show contents]
80 20/12/2001 SRA proposes 'Greater Anglia' franchise; WAGN
79 09/12/2001 RPC Eastern England Meeting; WAGN improves station
78 29/11/2001 Rail meetings (Railfuture branch meeting, PNRU, FLUA AGM); Sheringham level crossing £4.25m cost
77 12/11/2001 Anglia Plus ticket extended; ESTA survey results; MNR
76 26/10/2001 Steering group to study Soham reopening; Central Trains
75 16/10/2001 Anglia Railways to serve Attleborough; Bittern line goes
74 09/10/2001 Cambs County's CHUMMS backing to be scrutinised; Norwich-Yarmouth study; Rail users conference
73 03/10/2001 STEER's public meeting on CHUMMS in Cambridge; Ipswich
72 22/09/2001 Rail Freight Group attacks CHUMMS recommendation; WAGN
71 11/09/2001 Official responses to CHUMMS criticise guided busway; SRA
70 03/09/2001 RPC criticises train operator performance; GB Railways PLC
69 23/08/2001 CHUMMS full report is published; East West Consortium
68 09/08/2001 SRA refuses funding for East West link phase 1; improvements for disabled travellers
67 03/08/2001 Passenger compensation; Railtrack online timetable; North
66 28/07/2001 CHUMMS busway groups join up, meetings, letters and Railtrack AGM; RPC meeting in Cambridge
65 16/07/2001 Summer rail services; RPC meeting in Cambridge; WAGN's new
64 07/07/2001 Nancy guided bus fiasco; Anglia £7.50 flat fare for
63 27/06/2001 CHUMMS preferred plan is to build guided busway on St.Ives line; LOIS newsletter 2
62 16/06/2001 GB Railways gets compensation from Railtrack; NNR appeal day; MNR secures North Elmham
61 01/06/2001 Local and General Election special edition
60 26/05/2001 Railfuture AGM; North Norfolk station publicity; Proposed tram system in King's Lynn
59 14/05/2001 Anglia win European rail awarded; March station remodelling; last train to Wisbech
58 02/05/2001 Anglia awarded £9.2m for Cambridge to Norwich service; RDS response to CHUMMS
57 28/04/2001 RDS EGM; CHUMMS public consultation results; Anglia returns to normal timetable
56 19/04/2001 Anglia offers free rail travel; NNR risks losing Sheringham station
55 04/04/2001 Anglia award £1m for more frequent trains; Norfolk County Council's draft rail strategy
54 29/03/2001 East-West Rail select Skansa; Film crew to visit NNR
53 21/03/2001 March-Wisbech line; Cambridge-Sudbury line; Braintree-Stansted link
52 15/03/2001 Cambridge Guided Busway; Anglia Railway's spring-clean; Preserved railways share issues
51 05/03/2001 Wisbech line; Cambridge Guided Busway
50 21/02/2001 Wisbech line; Bittern line; Norfolk Orbital Railway study; MNR passengers on network
49 12/02/2001 Cambs Structure Plan; WAGN franchise extended; BBC Panorama
48 08/02/2001 CHUMMS; WAGN fares cut; EastWest Link tender; NNR-Railtrack connection
2000 [show contents]
47 06/09/2000 Norwich light rail scheme; Peter announces that he will stop editing Snippets
46 14/07/2000 Questions raised by RDS at the Railtrack AGM, and RDS press release issued afterwards
45 06/07/2000 Bittern line resignalling; disabled access at March station; A47 MMS consultants pointed
44 26/06/2000 CHUMMS will look at St.Ives to Huntingdon rail link
43 19/06/2000 Cambridge to St.Ives line public meeting; Prism ask to give up WAGN franchise early
1999 [show contents]
19 23/11/1999 Anglia commended for new rolling stock; Cambridge-Sudbury line reopening petition; Freight crisis
16 07/11/1999 BBC rail week; WAGN boss in TV documentary; Luton-Dunstable line

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