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News - Rail Magazine

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TfL finances improve - but £500m funding gap remains. Transport for London’s funding gap will be lower than expected - but a £500 million shortfall still remains in the latter part of this financial year.

Passengers ‘well informed’ during train disruption

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06/07/2021 in Network. Train operators “kept passengers well informed” during disruption caused by the temporary withdrawal of Hitachi 800-series trains with component cracks (RAIL 931), says the Office of Rail and Road. The regulator’s review focused on Great Western Railway, LNER, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains, and found that ...

Recovery Group lays out plans for government rail funding cuts

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Recovery Group lays out plans for government rail funding cuts. 15/06/2021 in Network. Network Rail, train operating companies and unions have agreed to undertake “meaningful discussions” over how emergency government funding can be reduced. Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has stepped in to provide more than £10 billion of ...

WILLIAMS REVEALED: Great British Railways to end rail ...

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WILLIAMS REVEALED: Great British Railways to end rail fragmentation. A new and fully integrated public body is to take control of owning and maintaining infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running and planning the network, and setting most fares and timetables. The creation of Great British Railways (GBR) has been dubbed as the end to “a ...

FEATURE: King’s Cross clears its throat… - Rail

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FEATURE: King’s Cross clears its throat…. This feature was published in RAIL 924 (February 10-February 23 2021). Cast your mind back to 1977. It is Her Majesty the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year, James Callaghan is Prime Minister, and punk rock is at its peak. It is also a notable year in the history of King’s Cross station, following the ...

Forty-three BRAND NEW trains stored - Rail Magazine

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Forty-three brand new trains were stored at secure locations awaiting entry into traffic as RAIL 883 went to press on July 10. That figure comprises 34 nine-car Class 345s for Crossrail, three Class 745s and six Class 755s for Greater Anglia, totalling 366 vehicles. Twenty-nine of the Class 345s are stored at Old Oak Common, with the remaining ...

EXCLUSIVE: The GB Railfreight Class 69 project explained

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EXCLUSIVE: The GB Railfreight Class 69 project explained. 30/12/2020 in Fleet. This article was published in RAIL 919. GB Railfreight has announced that testing of the first Class 69s should begin on the Severn Valley Railway in January, with the locomotives entering traffic later in the year. Ten Class 56s are being converted into ‘69s’ by ...

Future of HSTs to be decided as first vehicles sent for scrap

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Future of HSTs to be decided as first vehicles sent for scrap. 06/02/2020 in Fleet. Decisions on the future of stored High Speed Trains will be made in the near future, after the first seven Mk 3s were sent for scrap. It is also likely that the current East Midlands Railway HST fleet, due for withdrawal at the end of 2019 but which received ...

New trains… but often the same old problems

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Network Rail and Hitachi are also involved in this process, because if the problems are not resolved then GWR cannot introduce its new timetable. For 2019-20 Period 1, GWR sources revealed that the Class 800s recorded 762,789 miles for the month, with 74 Technical Incidents (TINs).

Mail by rail - still

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The Travelling Post Office (TPO) last ran on January 9 2004, and is now a distant memory. And yet, even without the TPO, mail traffic is still being carried up and down Britain’s rail network today. The first ever post moved by rail was on November 11 1830, between Manchester and Liverpool. It soon became apparent that it was a far quicker ...

Barry Doe Articles - Rail Magazine

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Barry Doe Articles. Barry Doe. Fares & Service Consultant. [email protected] Barry is a mathematician and taught for 13 years before specialising in rail fares, timetables and bus integration in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and has written the ‘Fare Dealer’ column in RAIL since 2000.

THE INSIDE STORY OF CAF IN THE UK

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 3 B ack in 2015, when Construcciones y Auxiliar Ferrocarrilesw as bidding for several UK contracts, and making its presence in this country known,

Network Rail crossing keeper - Rob 'Pops' Kendall

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Rob ‘Pops’ Kendall Job Title: Network Rail crossing keeper Location: Marholm, Peterborough “Drive out of Peterborough to Marholm (pronounced ‘Marrum’) and down the ever narrowing lanes towards the East Coast Main Line, and you’ll come, eventually, to a level crossing called Woodcroft.

Direct Award franchise extensions for Southeastern and GWR

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The Department for Transport confirmed on March 30 that FirstGroup has been awarded a three-year Direct Award that expires in March 2023 but which can be extended by 12 months, while Southeastern will run until October 16 2021 but can be extended to March 31 2022 at the DfT’s discretion. Southeastern is operated by Govia.

Company found guilty after Daventry depot death

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Company found guilty after Daventry depot death. 17/07/2021 in Network. Freight depot operator W H Malcolm has been found guilty of failing to prevent unauthorised access to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, the Office of Rail and Road has reported. The ORR brought a prosecution after the death of 11-year-old Harrison Ballantyne ...

LU’s Battersea extension being readied for opening

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LU’s Battersea extension being readied for opening. 16/07/2021 in Network. Trial running on London Underground’s new Northern Line extension is being increased, in anticipation of its full opening for business in September. Four services an hour are operating over the two-mile route every weekend between Kennington and Battersea Power ...

Nine-day blockade for Arun Valley upgrade

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Nine-day blockade for Arun Valley upgrade. 17/06/2021 in Network. A nine-day blockade of the Arun Valley Line between Three Bridges and Littlehampton has been confirmed for August 14-22, in order to complete a comprehensive £5 million upgrade in one go. The work includes deep cleaning, refurbishment and decoration of stations at Crawley ...

Why the ‘50s’ triumphed in class struggle - Rail

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Why the ‘50s’ triumphed in class struggle. 19/10/2017 in Network. By the start of the 1960s, BR had appreciated that diesel locomotives more powerful, yet lighter in weight, than those currently being built were needed. A specification for a 2,750bhp Type 4 with a 19 ton axleload was published to serve as an invitation to the British ...

Dick Fearn - Rail

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Angel Trains extends commitment to hydrogen project

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Angel Trains extends commitment to hydrogen project. 21/05/2021 in Network. Angel Trains will work with Arcola Energy on the Scottish Hydrogen Train project, using a redundant Class 314. The rolling stock leasing company will provide more than £500,000 in green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. It has already offered technical advice, parts ...

Nigel Harris Articles - Rail

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Nigel Harris Articles. Nigel Harris. Managing Editor & Events Director, RAIL & RailReview. [email protected] Nigel has worked in railway publishing since 1981, starting as Assistant Editor of Steam World, following an early career in newspaper journalism. He has edited RAIL since 1995 and is a regular source for analysis and ...

GB Railfreight targets more Class 66s from overseas

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GB Railfreight targets more Class 66s from overseas. 25/01/2021 in Network. As many as 14 additional Class 66s could supplement the GB Railfreight fleet in the coming months, as the company continues to win new work. The locomotives look set to be imported from mainland Europe and will be leased from Beacon Rail.

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MD Cheeseman leaves Hull Trains - railmagazine.com

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Hull Trains is seeking a new Managing Director, following the departure of Louise Cheeseman on July 12 to run London’s buses. Cheeseman, who rose through the ranks with London Docklands and Manchester Metrolink, has run the East Coast open access operation for FirstGroup since 2018. She oversaw ...

LNER to keep Class 91s until 2023 - Rail Magazine

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LNER to keep Class 91s until 2023. 24/03/2020 in Fleet. Class 91s hauling Mk 4s will remain with London North Eastern Railway until 2023. Ten rakes of coaches and ten ‘91s’ will be used, with two additional spare ‘91s’ and a handful of spare Mk 4s also retained. Initially all were due to have been withdrawn by the end of June.

Birmingham tech lab formally opens

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The University of Birmingham’s purpose-built digital technology and engineering laboratory has been formally opened by Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson. The new Centre of Excellence for Digital Systems is a partnership created by the university and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), with investment from Research England.

Rebuilt and overhauled ‘60’ bolsters DCRail fleet

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A third Class 60 is joining the DCRail fleet, having been substantially rebuilt and having undergone a ‘Super Sixty’ overhaul at Toton. Withdrawn in late 2008, 60028 follows classmates 60046 William Wilberforce and 60055 Thomas Barnardo back into traffic on the main line. It has been outshopped in the aquamarine blue livery of London-based Cappagh Group, which owns DCR.

NR reports rail freight resurgence

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NR reports rail freight resurgence. 22/06/2021 in Network. In the Eastern Region, which covers the East Coast Main Line, the East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the North East, there were 4,839 freight movements in April 2021 compared with 4,760 in April last year. New traffic includes domestic waste for Biffa from a recently opened ...

Concerns raised over French state support for Eurostar

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Concerns raised over French state support for Eurostar. Talks regarding the future of Eurostar were continuing as this issue of RAIL went to press, with reports suggesting figures of £400 million to £500m as being the focus of negotiations. COVID and the resulting travel restrictions have decimated the service, with a decline in passenger ...