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Rail revival

Author: Ray King - Published At: Mon 29 of Mar, 2004 14:18 BST - (4945 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 - (11169 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 - (10079 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 - (9699 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 - (9912 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 - (10870 Reads)
Freight
Leisure becomes a threat to essential rail link

Railway winner

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sun 25 of Jan, 2004 17:27 GMT - (5058 Reads)
Freight
A preserved railway has been named the Railway of the Year in a tourist guide.

Rail pioneers

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sat 24 of Jan, 2004 17:59 GMT - (4706 Reads)
Freight
Supermarkets are beginning to switch freight from road to rail.

BBC appeal

Author: ray - Published At: Sat 17 of Jan, 2004 23:39 GMT - (3993 Reads)
Miscellany
BBC Radio 4 is making a programme about the blizzard which brought trains to a stop last year.

Blair shambles

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 13 of Jan, 2004 11:08 GMT - (11057 Reads)
Miscellany
New Labour has failed to sort out the mess on the railways caused by privatisation, an economics expert warns.

Danes in Kent

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 09 of Jan, 2004 11:28 GMT - (10033 Reads)
Freight
High-speed rail services in Kent could in future be run by Danish State Railways.

Rail to rescue

Author: Ray King - Published At: Thu 08 of Jan, 2004 11:27 GMT - (3875 Reads)
Freight
A new light rail system should bring some relief to the polluted city of Houston, Texas.

Killers on road

Author: Ray King - Published At: Sat 27 of Dec, 2003 20:26 GMT - (9200 Reads)
Miscellany
A survey by road safety campaign group BRAKE has found that 62% are concerned about speeding drivers putting their children at risk.

Brum shake-up

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 26 of Dec, 2003 12:07 GMT - (10145 Reads)
Miscellany
Trains will be switched from Birmingham's overcrowded New Street station to Snow Hill to improve reliability and punctuality

TGV boost

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 19 of Dec, 2003 20:02 GMT - (3320 Reads)
Miscellany
The French TGV network is to be expanded as part of a £14billion infrastructure plan

Cornwall rail boost

Author: Ray King - Published At: Tue 09 of Dec, 2003 23:22 GMT - (3656 Reads)
Miscellany
The Cornish main line is to be expanded by doubling nearly eight miles of single track.

Privatisation blues

Author: Ray King - Published At: Fri 07 of Nov, 2003 23:53 GMT - (2959 Reads)
Miscellany
In 10 years, rail privatisation has increased the public cost of supporting the railway by almost three times.

Rail freight shuttle

Author: ray - Published At: Fri 07 of Nov, 2003 20:30 GMT - (3612 Reads)
Miscellany
An Anglo-Scottish rail freight shuttle will aim to take lorries of Briatin's congested roa network.
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