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Solar sparks effect

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 06 of Jun, 2014 10:12 BST - (5116 Reads)
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The South Tynedale Railway plans to be the first railway in the world to offer a solar-powered public transport service, using battery-electric locomotives like these. (Photograph: Clayton)

Back to the Future

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 05 of Jun, 2014 16:48 BST - (4442 Reads)
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Goods delivery vans return to Euston once more as TNT Express tests combined use of rail and road for inner London deliveries. (Photo TNT)

Thameslink winner

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 23 of May, 2014 09:45 BST - (4789 Reads)
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The Department for Transport today announced its intention to award the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited.

Belfast airport rail link

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 21 of May, 2014 10:38 BST - (4900 Reads)
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Rail investment plans for Northern Ireland published this week could mean the first new rail lines since the closures of the 1960s will be built in the province, including a link to Belfast International Airport.

Annual Draw Results

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 07 of May, 2014 11:52 BST - (3989 Reads)
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The Railfuture Annual Draw is open to members, supporters and the public alike. Tickets are distributed each year with Railwatch. Proceeds are used to boost the Railfuture Fighting Fund.

Cheaper freight rates

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Mon 28 of Apr, 2014 18:40 BST - (4519 Reads)
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The European Commission and the Rail Freight Group both welcome Eurotunnel's plan to reduce freight charges by up to 50%. (Photograph: Launch of intermodal freight service on Channel Tunnel rail link in 2011, by Ray King.)

Right answer for Wisbech

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 09 of Apr, 2014 16:43 BST - (5427 Reads)
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Mott McDonald have completed a wider cost benefits study showing a benefit/cost ratio of 3.0 for Wisbech reopening, overturining the previous study by Atkins. North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay (right, with Patrick McLoughlin) described the new report as a game-changer.
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