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Thameslink boost

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 08 of Feb, 2006 13:49 GMT - (5965 Reads)
Elaine Holt is the new managing director of First Capital Connect which takes over Thameslink on 1 April

What a waste

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 07 of Feb, 2006 11:18 GMT - (3138 Reads)
Miscellany
The Strategic Rail Authority agreed yesterday to pay £50million for hundreds of new trains to be stored in army depots for up to four years, because power supplies in southern England need to be upgraded to cope with them.

Lives at risk

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 05 of Feb, 2006 12:11 GMT - (2642 Reads)
Miscellany
The Strategic Rail Authority is being urged to change its mind and reinstate freight grants which encourage traffic to switch from road to rail.

Rail slowdown

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 30 of Jan, 2006 18:17 GMT - (2613 Reads)
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Timetables were re-drawn on the Mid Wales rail network after Railtrack failed to upgrade the line from 75mph to 90mph.

Co-op travel

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 30 of Jan, 2006 18:05 GMT - (2833 Reads)
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Co-op chief executive Pauline Green has called for the Government to turn Railtrack into a “com-munity-owned, multi-stakeholder co-operative business”.

Docklands goes east

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 30 of Jan, 2006 15:29 GMT - (2602 Reads)
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Docklands Light Railway is planning a further extension to Dagenham Dock via Barking Reach at a cost of £150million.

New dawn

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 29 of Jan, 2006 09:50 GMT - (2530 Reads)
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The first of Britain's new breed of tilting trains entered service on 27 January 2003.

Fast track

Author: railwatch - Published At: Wed 18 of Jan, 2006 10:41 GMT - (2664 Reads)
Miscellany
News that the Strategic Rail Authority is to consider a new high speed line between London, the North of England and Scotland is exciting.

Graduate opportunities

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 17 of Jan, 2006 16:17 GMT - (2950 Reads)
Miscellany
Building on its established graduate recruitment programme, Porterbrook Leasing is looking for applicants to join its 2003 programme.

Assembly off track

Author: railwatch - Published At: Tue 03 of Jan, 2006 17:47 GMT - (2494 Reads)
Miscellany
Rail users in Wales are dismayed that the Welsh Assembly has dropped key rail schemes from its official Transport Framework.

Virgin first

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 19 of Dec, 2005 19:57 GMT - (4993 Reads)
Colin Patmore and Dennis Fancett of senrug with the Northumbrian piper welcoming the first Virgin weekday train to call at Morpeth station.
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