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Railworker fatigue survey

Author: Lorna Brock - Published At: Mon 05 of Mar, 2018 19:22 GMT - (1135 Reads)
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A UK rail employee survey to explore the relationship between self-reported fatigue levels and characteristics of influential risk factors of workload, sleep quality and daily life events.

Resistance to change

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Mon 10 of Oct, 2016 12:54 BST - (5199 Reads)
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In October 2016 a plaque commemorating Asquith Xavier, an accidental campaigner who overturned a colour bar at Euston 50 years ago, was unveiled at Euston station by his family.

Brexit rail economics

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 01 of Jul, 2016 17:31 BST - (4853 Reads)
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This is where we find out what membership of the EU was really worth – at least to Britain’s railways and rail users. Passenger numbers may fall, fares may increase, rail development projects may be cancelled or delayed and old trains may not be replaced. Already, the announcement of the winner of the Greater Anglia franchise has been delayed.

These are only the known unknowns. The law of unintended consequences applies to the Brexit decision, and the unknown unknowns will only become apparent as events unfold.

Celebrating a campaigner

Author: David Harby - Published At: Wed 24 of Feb, 2016 16:42 GMT - (3030 Reads)
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A bench, presented by Railfuture, and inscribed in the memory of Brian James Hastings was unveiled at Crowle station on 23rd February.

Constructive Conference

Author: Nick Dibben - Published At: Sun 05 of Jul, 2015 20:51 BST - (3506 Reads)
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Attendees of the Railfuture Summer 2015 Conference in Newark were welcomed by the Town Mayor Councillor Robert Crowe and his wife. Also shown above are Railfuture Lincolnshire branch chairman, David Harby, who helped organise the conference, and branch sales and catering officer Sue Dovey.

Photo competition

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 04 of Nov, 2014 09:41 GMT - (11146 Reads)
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New class 68 No 68004, seen here at Peterborough, is working from Norwich to Doncaster while 66529 brings an empty stone train from March, bound for Mount Sorrel.

Fare Increase Viewpoint

Author: Jerry Alderson - Published At: Mon 25 of Aug, 2014 16:29 BST - (11181 Reads)
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Graphic from the BBC web-site on day that RPI figures were published showing the relationship between rail fare increases in Britain (although actually the England-only increases for the last couple of years) and UK inflation over the last 26 years. The negative RPI on 2009 was caused by a huge drop in mortgage interest rates (which are excluded from CPI calculations).
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