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University challenge

Author: Peter Travis - Published At: Sat 09 of Mar, 2019 17:45 GMT - (986 Reads)
Miscellany
Railfuture was delighted to sponsor the very interesting and successful 2019 Transport Masters Prize Award Presentation awards evening event at the University of the West Of England (UWE) with Railfuture's Honorary President Christian Wolmar proving to be the 'top entertainment'. Photo: from left, Professor Graham Parkhurst (Director of UWE’s Centre for Transport and Society), Christian Wolmar (Railfuture President), Wendy Thorne (Railfuture director), and Professor John Parkin CEng FICE FCIHT FCILT (Professor of Transport Engineering and Deputy Director, Centre for Transport and Society UWE).

Resistance to change

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Mon 10 of Oct, 2016 12:54 BST - (5771 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 - (5288 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 - (3362 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 - (3859 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 - (11556 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 - (11923 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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