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Strategic thinking

Author: railwatch - Published At: Fri 05 of Apr, 2002 16:05 BST - (2651 Reads)
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The Strategic Rail Authority has appointed an outsider to a newly created strategic planning post.

Bus con trick

Author: railwatch - Published At: Thu 21 of Mar, 2002 13:52 GMT - (2329 Reads)
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A transport expert has labelled the guided bus scheme proposed for the Cambridge-S Ives line a

Railcard protest

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 20 of Mar, 2002 19:37 GMT - (2299 Reads)
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Supporters of Transport 2000 and Friends of the Earth plan a protest on Thursday 21 March 2002 aimed at saving the Network Railcard.

Fares shocker

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 05 of Mar, 2002 15:39 GMT - (2382 Reads)
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Train operators are trying to further undermine the value of the network railcard, after attempting unsuccessfully to abolish it completely.

Rail future

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 02 of Mar, 2002 17:56 GMT - (2289 Reads)
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The 21st century promises to be the railway century. Roads are facing increasing congestion in most industrialised countries, as well as continued, and growing, opposition to the use of car and construction of new roads for environmental reasons.

Rail safety

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 26 of Feb, 2002 21:02 GMT - (2728 Reads)
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A global railway day will be held on Tuesday 26 March to highlight the need for safe and successful rail networks.

Mersey first

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 12 of Feb, 2002 18:20 GMT - (2536 Reads)
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The Strategic Rail Authority has handed over responsibility for overseeing the Merseyrail franchise to the local passenger transport authority.

Rail freight revival

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 20 of Jan, 2002 20:47 GMT - (2368 Reads)
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The first commercial freight train for 20 years ran out of Portbury docks, near Bristol, this month carrying 1,200 tons of imported coal along the recently reopened Portishead line.

Way forward

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 19 of Jan, 2002 11:25 GMT - (2949 Reads)
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Railfuture members are helping to draw up lists of small rail improvement projects, in response to a request from Transport Minister John Spellar.

Link to Europe

Author: railwatch - Published At: Fri 11 of Jan, 2002 13:57 GMT - (2338 Reads)
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Work began last year on the final section of the Channel Tunnel fast link from Ebbsfleet to St Pancras.

A group with heart

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 31 of Dec, 2001 12:02 GMT - (2469 Reads)
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Travelling by train is the safest way to go but there are still concerns. One of them is the potential for delay in getting first aid treatment if anyone is taken ill on a moving train.

Link to Europe

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 30 of Dec, 2001 15:57 GMT - (2261 Reads)
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Work will accelerate in the New Year on the final section of the Channel Tunnel fast link from Ebbsfleet to St Pancras.

TV rail drama

Author: railwatch - Published At: Thu 29 of Nov, 2001 11:59 GMT - (2443 Reads)
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A new film highlighting the problems of rail privatisation is being show on TV on Sunday 2 December.

Railtrack’s future

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 17 of Oct, 2001 22:27 BST - (2354 Reads)
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The rail passenger pressure group Railfuture is urging the Government to ensure that a stronger rail industry emerges from the Railtrack crisis.

Rail Future

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 02 of Oct, 2001 11:02 BST - (2370 Reads)
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Rail passengers from around Britain get together in London on Saturday 6 October for a conference organised by Railfuture.

Relief at last

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 26 of Sep, 2001 17:43 BST - (2409 Reads)
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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 - (2389 Reads)
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A train operator is leaving 150 passengers a day in the lurch by cutting their home-going train.
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