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« on: May 13, 2009, 07:54:13 am »

This forum is primarily about issues / travel on First Great Western - the wedge Westwards from London, with an honourable mention for Brighton and Gatwick too.  But there's great value in saying "what is happening elsewhere on the UK rail network" too, and that's what this particular board is here to discuss.

I've added a "UK Rail News" link in the top bar of this site that will take you to a headline feed (via twitter) of the latest dozen or so stories across the UK - the URL is :
http://twitter.com/ukrailnews

if you want to bookmark it directly.   And there's an alternative (longer) feed at :
http://www.google.com/reader/shared/12579636922872146507

if you prefer.   See also Lee's blog at :
http://fletcherworld-fletcherworld.blogspot.com/

The UK news feed is correlated by Lee ... excellent work, Lee - it gives those readers who want to look beyond the narrow confines of FGW the opportunity to do so from here, while also catering for those who don't want their feed diluted. I know I'll be clicking through Lee's feed most days - a valuable sunmmary that keeps me in with the wider headlines!
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 11:35:16 am »

The following is also a useful website for keeping track of all news items and media press releases to do with railways:

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Current+Affairs/Travel+&+Transport/Rail
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 05:19:40 pm »

Phil - that's an excellent link, thank you.   If fact, rather that produce a feed with similar content, Lee has suggested I point the link at the top of all these pages to that source of UK Rail News, which I have done ... this leaves Lee free to concentrate on other things (such as some major TransWilts stuff) rather that duplicating work that someone else is doing  Grin

Lee - thanks for setting up that feed.  And Lee's blog is still live and very much worth reading for some of the wider ranging, deeper, more service campaign and trends topics:
http://fletcherworld-fletcherworld.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 11:18:55 am »

and there's always...

http://www.transportinfo.org.uk/
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 04:47:14 pm »

The following is also a useful website for keeping track of all news items and media press releases to do with railways:

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Current+Affairs/Travel+&+Transport/Rail



Speaking as someone who utilises both feeds, I would say that it depends on what you are after.

If you want a summary of rail news, then the presentation of transportinfo is excellent in that respect, and makes it the first source I check each morning.

However, if you are after a constantly-updated source of rail news, then newsnow is the one to go for.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 05:22:35 pm »

I agree Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 08:13:40 am »

The following is also a useful website for keeping track of all news items and media press releases to do with railways:

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Current+Affairs/Travel+&+Transport/Rail



Speaking as someone who utilises both feeds, I would say that it depends on what you are after.

If you want a summary of rail news, then the presentation of transportinfo is excellent in that respect, and makes it the first source I check each morning.

However, if you are after a constantly-updated source of rail news, then newsnow is the one to go for.

The "newsnow" feed has been on the "Rail News" tab at the top of these pages for a number of years and I have found it very useful; it failed last night ... not sure if this is a glitch or a service retired / faded away.  I will keep an eye on it.

https://transportinfo.org.uk/ still running sweetly along - not one I have really used over the years, but digging this morning has brought it back to my attention.

Perhaps an update coming for our resource list at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=1761.msg250173#msg250173. ??
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 08:22:10 am »

Newsnow fine at present - If you could keep it there unless we start getting real problems, then I'd appreciate it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 09:38:22 am »

Newsnow fine at present - If you could keep it there unless we start getting real problems, then I'd appreciate it.

It looks like it was  glitch - it' back.  I had / have no intention of removing it unless there are serious persistent problems that degrade it's use and it has a superb reliability track record, so that's not anticipated.   When a site "just vanished" as it did last night, one can't help wondering ... but it's back. Perhaps a server move or infrastructure failure at its hosting location (Coffee Shop was out for around 20 minutes late last night too ...).
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