Community support

Author: Ray King - Published Wed 09 of Jun, 2004 11:01 BST - (3530 Reads)
Politicians are backing an organisation which has stimulated many ailing railways by co-operation and enthusiasm.

Cascade time

Author: Ray King - Published Tue 08 of Jun, 2004 15:30 BST - (4224 Reads)
Perfectly good rail coaches will be scrapped because the privatised railway cannot find a use for them.

East-West hope

Author: Ray King - Published Tue 25 of May, 2004 14:36 BST - (3849 Reads)
After years of waiting, there are signs that part of the East-West rail link could be given the go-ahead.

Thomas house

Author: Ray King - Published Mon 03 of May, 2004 12:06 BST - (5028 Reads)
A house which belonged to Thomas the Tank Engine author Wilbert Awdry is being sold for more than £600,000.

Moved to tears

Author: Ray King - Published Tue 20 of Apr, 2004 15:47 BST - (4049 Reads)
Audiences at the National Theatre are being "provoked" by a play about rail privatisation.

Main attraction

Author: Ray King - Published Wed 31 of Mar, 2004 01:52 BST - (3328 Reads)
A project to separate local from long-distance trains near Grantham should improve services on the East Coast main line.

Rail revival

Author: Ray King - Published Mon 29 of Mar, 2004 14:18 BST - (5111 Reads)
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 Mon 01 of Mar, 2004 13:56 GMT - (12001 Reads)
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 Thu 26 of Feb, 2004 10:46 GMT - (10594 Reads)
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 Mon 23 of Feb, 2004 11:15 GMT - (10799 Reads)
A strategic rail link should be created from the Midland main line at Luton to the West Coast main line at Leighton Buzzard.

BBC appeal

Author: ray - Published Sat 17 of Jan, 2004 23:39 GMT - (4107 Reads)
BBC Radio 4 is making a programme about the blizzard which brought trains to a stop last year.

Blair shambles

Author: Ray King - Published Tue 13 of Jan, 2004 11:08 GMT - (11595 Reads)
New Labour has failed to sort out the mess on the railways caused by privatisation, an economics expert warns.