Respected author and journalist Christian Wolmar will speaks about Britain's railways at a public meeting organised by Railfuture East Anglia on Saturday 22 February 2003.

Mr Wolmar is a freelance writer and broadcaster specialising in transport.

His books include Stagecoach, (1999) an account of the bus company's rise from nothing to the FTSE 100 in 20 years, The Great British Railway Disaster (1997), a humorous account of rail privatisation, and Broken Rails, which is the definitive story of rail privatisation published in 2001.

He writes regularly for the Evening Standard, Daily Express, Independent, Observer and Rail magazine, in which he writes a fortnightly column on the rail industry.

He is one of the UK's leading commentators on rail and transport matters and broadcasts frequently on both radio and TV. He latest book on the London Underground and the controversial Public Private Partnership, Down The Tube, was published in autumn 2002.

He will be signing copies of his books about British transport:

The meeting is at 14.00 at Bury St Edmunds library, Sergeants Walk, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ

It includes a question and answer session. Admission FREE - Non-Members Welcome

The library is 10 minutes walk from rail station -

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Event organised by

Promoting increased passenger journeys & freight by rail

Information from Jerry Alderson 11.02.03