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Garnett on Wight

Author: Stuart George - Published At: Fri 11 of Mar, 2016 12:08 GMT - (5124 Reads)
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Stuart George, chairman of the IW Bus & Rail Users’ Group and a Railfuture member living on the Isle of Wight, reviews the report by Christopher Garnett on the future of the Island Line.

White NUCKLE ride

Author: Michael Tombs - Published At: Mon 18 of Jan, 2016 23:50 GMT - (7821 Reads)
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Two new stations, Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park, opened today as the first step in the NUCKLE programe, which has been a white knuckle ride in railway planning. The line between Coventry and Nuneaton has been nicknamed the Bermuda Triangle line because trains will disappear when a match at the Ricoh Arena finishes.

Southern orange

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 14 of Jan, 2016 01:00 GMT - (4156 Reads)
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Turning South London Orange – a report published by Centre for London today recommends reforming suburban rail to support London’s next wave of growth.

Airport rail links take off

Author: Ian Brown and Chris Page - Published At: Fri 03 of Jul, 2015 10:33 BST - (6707 Reads)
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The Airports Commission Final Report was launched on 1st July 2015 by Sir Howard Davies. It concluded that the new Northwest runway at Heathrow presents the strongest case, in conjunction with a package of measures to address environmental and community impacts. (Photograph from Heathrow Airport Sustainable Transport Plan.)

Rail development reset

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 26 of Jun, 2015 11:01 BST - (6815 Reads)
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The Government announced yesterday that the Network Rail development programme for the current control period will be cut back so that it can get back on track and be delivered within the £38Bn budget.

St Albans busway threat

Author: David Horton - Published At: Fri 26 of Jun, 2015 11:00 BST - (3172 Reads)
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David Horton, General Secretary of the Abbey Flyer Users' Group (ABFLY) warns that this scene of a digger ripping up the Cambridge - St Ives railway line could be repeated on the Abbey Line between Watford and St Albans. Photograph by Steve Wilkinson.

Newcourt station opens

Author: Chris Austin - Published At: Thu 04 of Jun, 2015 20:31 BST - (5261 Reads)
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Newcourt station between Digby and Topsham on the Avocet Line opened this morning, and this photograph shows the first train at 05.57.

Oxford Metro

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 30 of Apr, 2015 22:22 BST - (4238 Reads)
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Trams would benefit the historic heart of Oxford

Transport consultants Dr Nicholas Falk and Reg Harman look to Europe and the US and argue that the
UK city of Oxford should have a transport system more like its ‘twin’, Grenoble.
Photograph: Grenoble, by Reg Harman. Trams on lines A and B mix with people in the heart of the city.

Paving over tracks

Author: Nick Dibben - Published At: Wed 11 of Feb, 2015 21:49 GMT - (7369 Reads)
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The Cambridge Guided Busway scheme opened in 2011 (costing almost twice as much as planned and nearly three years late) uses the former track-bed of two rail routes either side of Cambridge. The photos above, taken from a document produced for Cambs County council by Capita shows the poor state of the busway, after only three years of use, which could cost £30m to repair. Even the bus stops are not cared for (photo Jerry Alderson). Is this really something we want more of?

Treasury averts disaster

Author: John Band - Published At: Mon 15 of Dec, 2014 10:01 GMT - (7074 Reads)
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This is how Britain’s Treasury saves transport projects from disaster.
Things were so much easier in the old days. One of Sydney's trams in 1960. Photograph by Ian Brady.

Tring welcomes Crossrail

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Thu 07 of Aug, 2014 22:41 BST - (12340 Reads)
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Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today announced a feasibility study into the extension of Crossrail to Tring.

The case for Okehampton

Author: Philip Shelton - Published At: Sun 03 of Aug, 2014 18:37 BST - (21076 Reads)
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Why reopening Okehampton is the only solution - a purely personal view by Philip Shelton.
Photograph of Meldon Viaduct by Martin Cordon, reproduced under GNU Free Documentation License.

Dawlish choice

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Tue 15 of Jul, 2014 22:39 BST - (12607 Reads)
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Network Rail today published its report on the options for resilence West of Exeter.

Peterborough bypass

Author: Chris Page - Published At: Fri 20 of Jun, 2014 09:34 BST - (8078 Reads)
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Network Rail are presenting their proposals for grade separation at Werrington in a local exhibition today and tomorrow. Railfuture have been campaigning for this development which will complete a strategic eastern spine route for freight, relieving the East Coast Main Line.

Rail 2050

Author: David B - Published At: Fri 29 of Apr, 2011 23:39 BST - (7037 Reads)
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Overground train at Crystal Palace in south London
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