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Old 21-04-2015, 08:00   #451
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All aboard for the ride of a lifetime.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia...20?OCID=fbasia

Transport for London chief: commuter trains into capital are '****'

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...al-trains-****

CGI of new electric trains between London and Swansea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32397853

Clapham Junction 'meltdown'.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-Junction.html

West Coast Railway has service suspension lifted.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-32662113

Todmorden Curve reopens.

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk...mly_on_map___/

Planned Rail Strike suspended.

http://news.sky.com/story/1488365/un...ed-rail-strike
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Sanity prevails, but I hope they don't reschedule it for when I plan to come back from Cornwall. ( June 4th)
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Sanity prevails, but I hope they don't reschedule it for when I plan to come back from Cornwall. ( June 4th)
l will arrange that for you old bean.
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Britain's worst rail disaster remembered.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-32835334

Talks to extend Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-32996341
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l will arrange that for you old bean.
Cheers matey. Now if only FGW can keep to a timetable. NOT.

Fortunately the connection at Westbury was even later (20 mins) then the train from Exeter (5 mins) so I didn't miss my booking.
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Cheers matey. Now if only FGW can keep to a timetable. NOT.

Fortunately the connection at Westbury was even later (20 mins) then the train from Exeter (5 mins) so I didn't miss my booking.
When we travel up by train to see our family we have to connect at Westbury to get to Fareham and FGW reliable as ever are never on time as you say and vice versa its also the same for the return sadly.
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End of the line for rail compensation vouchers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33008010

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Millions of rail passengers who suffer travel delays will soon be able to claim refunds in cash, after a major policy change, the BBC has learned.
TfL could take over some Kent rail lines.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33131954

Bombardier wins London Overground EMU contract.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/u...-contract.html

What a shambles.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33270586

'Factory on wheels' delays rail electrification by a year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33425743#_=_

First look inside high speed train that will replace InterCity 125.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33533467

Very nice indeed.

First glimpse of new London Overground trains to be launched in 2018...

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...-10406723.html
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New bridge rolls into place

http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/...ements-project
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Hitachi opens Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plant.

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/b...ock-plant.html

Borders-to-Edinburgh railway opens as longest UK line in century.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-34108746

Excellent.

All aboard for the Top 10 most crowded trains.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34195309

She obviously has not read up on the terrible performance of Railtrack which collapsed in 2001 and thus the state had to then run it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34276868

l thought this was very nice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34333684

Virgin Trains to start automatic compensation for train delays from today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34424729

Children under 11 to travel for free in London from the 2nd January.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34791332
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Network Rail has ‘lost its grip’ on projects like the Manchester-Leeds electrification - and it’s costing the taxpayer.

That’s the damning conclusion from the Committee of Public Accounts, appointed by the House of Commons to probe how public cash is spent.

The TransPennine electrification was ‘paused’ after an original budget of £260m escalated to what experts claim could have been £600m following Network Rail ‘failings’.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced it was back on track last month following an M.E.N campaign - and there is now a 2024 completion date. But the cost has not been revealed.

The Committee of Public Account report highlights severe planning and budgeting failures in Network Rail’s current five-year investment programme.

It says the Department for Transport, Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Roads wrongly agreed an ‘unrealistic’ programme for 2014-19.

It says there is still ‘far too much uncertainty’ over costs and delivery dates for the TransPennine electrification.
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Crossrail train carriage features unveiled.

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Tram- Train heads for Sheffield

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/n...sheffield.html

Can see this taking off if trials are successful
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Network Rail sell-off to fund upgrades.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34926322

New train carriages worth £9.3bn to enter service, rail industry says.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...stry-says.html


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Over half of the new rolling stock are being manufactured in Britain, according to the RDG, and will help to replenish the country's fleet, which is at its oldest for 14 years
Revealed: Britain's busiest and quietest stations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35105105

Well l have heard of some excuses but this takes the biscuit.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/...e-to-sunlight/

Borders Railway passes 500,000 passenger mark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-35428213
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Mind The Gap

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-35534096
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Flying Scotsman will be doing her inaugaral run on Thursday (25th Feb) from Kings Cross to York up the East coast mainline. I'll plonk myself at Hitching as I'm in Letchworth that morning so it's on the way.

No definitive times yet apart from the kings cross departure at 07:40 and York about 12:30 but estimate Potters bar 25-30 mins later, Nottinghamshire about 10:30
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