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Amtrak looks ahead

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 29 of Jun, 2004 23:27 BST - (5011 Reads)
Passengers
America's passenger rail network Amtrak is planning ahead in a bid to avert cuts in services

Road costs plus

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 28 of Jun, 2004 15:44 BST - (3212 Reads)
Miscellany
The Government is throwing money away on ever-more expensive road-building projects

Airport rail link

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 21 of Jun, 2004 13:23 BST - (3146 Reads)
Miscellany

It is just 100 paces from the newest airport rail station to the flight check-in desks.

Community support

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 09 of Jun, 2004 11:01 BST - (3303 Reads)
Miscellany
Politicians are backing an organisation which has stimulated many ailing railways by co-operation and enthusiasm.

Cascade time

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 08 of Jun, 2004 15:30 BST - (3931 Reads)
Passengers
Perfectly good rail coaches will be scrapped because the privatised railway cannot find a use for them.

Railcard campaign

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 26 of May, 2004 10:08 BST - (4473 Reads)
Miscellany
Campaigners are calling for action now to ensure that we get a National Railcard

East-West hope

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 25 of May, 2004 14:36 BST - (3649 Reads)
Miscellany
After years of waiting, there are signs that part of the East-West rail link could be given the go-ahead.

Thomas house

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 03 of May, 2004 12:06 BST - (4671 Reads)
Lobbying
A house which belonged to Thomas the Tank Engine author Wilbert Awdry is being sold for more than £600,000.

Moved to tears

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 20 of Apr, 2004 15:47 BST - (3811 Reads)
Miscellany
Audiences at the National Theatre are being "provoked" by a play about rail privatisation.

TGV for Korea

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 01 of Apr, 2004 02:46 BST - (3754 Reads)
Miscellany
South Korea's first high speed train service has begun operation.

Sounds good

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 31 of Mar, 2004 13:32 BST - (3816 Reads)
Miscellany
New brake blocks should make freight trains less intrusive at night.

Main attraction

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 31 of Mar, 2004 01:52 BST - (3110 Reads)
Miscellany
A project to separate local from long-distance trains near Grantham should improve services on the East Coast main line.

Rail revival

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 29 of Mar, 2004 14:18 BST - (4742 Reads)
Freight
There is now a rail solution for the Luton-Dunstable line rather than the misguided idea of converting it to a busway.

125mph standard

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 01 of Mar, 2004 13:56 GMT - (10701 Reads)
Freight
New trains will boost the number of seats on offer this year on the Midland main line from London St Pancras to Luton, bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds

Light relief

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 26 of Feb, 2004 10:46 GMT - (9651 Reads)
Freight
The Docklands light railway is to be extended across the River Thames to link with the National Rail network at Woolwich. But a main line rail link would have been better.

Strategic boost

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 23 of Feb, 2004 11:15 GMT - (9322 Reads)
Miscellany
A strategic rail link should be created from the Midland main line at Luton to the West Coast main line at Leighton Buzzard.

Dirty Britain

Author: Ray King - Published At: Wed 28 of Jan, 2004 15:04 GMT - (9534 Reads)
Miscellany
Britain's bad environmental record is revealed in a sustainability index.

East-West

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sun 25 of Jan, 2004 21:41 GMT - (10420 Reads)
Freight
Leisure becomes a threat to essential rail link
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