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RAIL 100 Breakfast Club Wales
A selection of features from RAIL issue 790 (December 23 2015 - January 5 2016)
The West Coast main line fully reopened at Leighton Buzzard at 4am today (February 5) after Network Rail engineers finished repaired a bank slip.
Engineers are investigating how to repair the damaged sea wall at Shakespeare Beach, Dover
Work has been completed to widen one bore of the Farnworth Tunnel in Lancashire, so that it can accommodate two rail tracks.
Plans for smart ticketing and improved connectivity
More than half a million passengers have used the £353 million Borders Railway since it re-opened in September last year.
Transport for London says London Underground has reached targets of 30% reduction in delays, set out by the city’s Mayor Boris Johnson five years ago.
Transport for London has selected 13 property developers to build a total of 10,000 homes on more than 300 acres of TfL land,
On February 2, 387201 entered traffic with GTR on its Thameslink network, paired with 387117. This was the first day of revenue-earning traffic for a '387/2'.
Class 387/2s will begin running between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport on February 29, replacing the Class 442s that currently operate these trains.
Full introduction of electric services on the GWML will not now take place until Control Period 6 (CP6, 2019-2024).
Passengers set to benefit from upgrade of Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line
Class 56s could be re-engineered with new power units as a cost-effective solution to the freight industry’s need for heavy haul locomotives.
Redundant Mk 3 and Mk 4 carriages could potentially be converted into freight vehicles coupled to high-speed passenger services.
Selection of features from RAIL issue 789 (December 9 - 22 2015)
A selection of features from RAIL issue 788 (November 25 2015)
Chiltern Railways delays introduction of its service from Oxford through to London Marylebone. The first train leaves Oxford station at 0536 on December 12.
Two Class 37s will visit Ely and London Liverpool Street hauling a charity charter operated by Abellio Greater Anglia on April 30.
London’s secret railway reaches a milestone with breaking ground event to start construction
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Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Transport Focus spoke at January 28 meeting.
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