High Speed Hastings

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Mon 31 of Mar, 2014 16:15 BST - (18108 Reads)
Journey times between Hastings and London will be slashed when new trains capable of 140 mph are introduced in little more than five years time. Railfuture member Roger Blake presented Amber Rudd MP with a model of a Javelin train at the Hastings Rail Summit today to celebrate the announcement by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Shock and Ore

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 19 of Mar, 2014 10:49 GMT - (10252 Reads)
Amber Rudd is spearheading the campaign to upgrade rail services for Hastings. The MP for Hastings and Rye has arranged a Rail Summit in Hastings on Monday 31st March, which will be attended by The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport. There she will present him with this picture to highlight the need for faster more frequent rail services to spark economic growth.

Railfuture lobbies MPs

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 19 of Mar, 2014 10:16 GMT - (6730 Reads)
Shadow Rail Minister Lilian Greenwood MP talks with Railfuture Vice Presidents Barry Doe (centre) and Ian Brown CBE at the reception held by Railfuture in the Houses of Parliament on 12th March.

Wisbech Rail Summit

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 05 of Mar, 2014 10:42 GMT - (7179 Reads)
Steve Barclay MP has organised a summit on March 11th with an impressive lineup of stakeholders to drive the Wisbech reopening project forward.

Peninsula Rail Task Force

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 25 of Feb, 2014 20:10 GMT - (7327 Reads)
Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay Councils have teamed up to fight for increased rail resilience for the South-West.

Ferry user test

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Wed 12 of Feb, 2014 22:36 GMT - (5882 Reads)
Portsmouth Harbour shows how it should be done: frequent train services at platforms in the shadow of the Spinnaker Tower connect with ferry services at the adjacent quay. At the time, the only vessel at the quayside was the Gosport ferry. Photograph by Uli Harder, reproduced under Creative Commons license.
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