"Wreckers" on the line

Author: railwatch - Published Sat 24 of Mar, 2001 17:03 GMT - (3463 Reads)
A small section of the Luton-Dunstable rail line was ripped up on Tuesday 13 March 2001 to make sure that trains cannot run.

Options for change

Author: railwatch - Published Wed 14 of Mar, 2001 13:26 GMT - (2980 Reads)
Transport 2000 has tried to stimulate the argument over what the future of the railways with its report The Railways: Where do we go from here?

Keswick reopening project

Author: railwatch - Published Sat 03 of Mar, 2001 23:37 GMT - (3055 Reads)
Over 1,500 prospectuses for the project to reopen the railway to Keswick have been despatched and applications are still steadily flowing in. After a lull for Christmas and the New Year, good progress is being made again with over 350 applications received to date. Certificates are being issued in batches twice each month.

Chiltern Metro

Author: railwatch - Published Sat 03 of Mar, 2001 23:09 GMT - (4437 Reads)
Save Our Railways has launched a new campaign for a fast, environment-lly friendly Chiltern Metro rail service.

from plane to train at European airports

Author: rdsnews - Published Tue 27 of Feb, 2001 17:11 GMT - (3503 Reads)
Railfuture congratulates Lufthansa, the German airline, for initiating a switch of passengers from plane to train. In March the airline will take some passengers booked on short haul flights by train from Stuttgart via Frankfurt airport.

Take back the track

Author: railwatch - Published Mon 26 of Feb, 2001 13:18 GMT - (3021 Reads)
The three rail unions launched a national campaign in January to persuade the Government to take Railtrack back into public ownership in the wake of the "industry’s post-Hatfield chaos".

Railway ousted

Author: railwatch - Published Sat 24 of Feb, 2001 22:57 GMT - (4855 Reads)
The North Somerset Railway which had plans to reinstate the Radstock-Frome line has been evicted from its base within the old railway station/goods area by Bath and North East Somerset Council and the Norton and Radstock Regeneration Company.

Plane to train

Author: railwatch - Published Fri 23 of Feb, 2001 21:56 GMT - (3258 Reads)
The attractions of trains and the drawbacks of flying are becoming increasingly apparent around the world.

Well done Virgin!

Author: rdsnews - Published Tue 20 of Feb, 2001 07:50 GMT - (4269 Reads)
Rail Future congratulates Virgin on its half price ticket offer which is clearly attracting a great many passengers back to the railway.

Kill the busway

Author: railwatch - Published Mon 19 of Feb, 2001 22:40 GMT - (3322 Reads)
Sensible people will get a chance to have their say about the ridiculous scheme to convert a railway into a busway.

Steam specials

Author: railwatch - Published Mon 19 of Feb, 2001 22:05 GMT - (3103 Reads)
Two special trains are being run in May, highlighting the part the steam engines have played in breathing new life into the railway.

Future of rail services in East Midlands

Author: railwatch - Published Thu 15 of Feb, 2001 14:13 GMT - (3656 Reads)
The managing directors of two train operating companies will be talking about the future of rail services in the East Midlands at a public meeting in Leicester in March.

Future of London's Transport

Author: railwatch - Published Thu 15 of Feb, 2001 13:46 GMT - (3360 Reads)
One of the most influential people involved in the development of a public transport system for London will address a rail users group next week.

Rail Industry Bickers

Author: rdsnews - Published Thu 15 of Feb, 2001 09:34 GMT - (4123 Reads)
Rail Future is dismayed to learn that yet again the key players in delivering a better railway are bickering and passing the buck.