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« on: March 26, 2019, 10:25:48 am »

My news feeds and browsing lead me to so may stories that just might be of interest to members ... I'm opening this thread with a handful from the last couple of days, and I'll come back and add further bunches from time to time.

* Writing in "Introductions and chat"- these are introductions to topics after all, and it's likely that each individual topic would be best placed in a different board - I can see "Wider UK", "Wider, World" and "Cycling" already

* Happy to split the thread an move things around if any of these spark conversations.

Cycle helmet safety campaign with scantily clad models sparks storm
from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47684746

The rail industry lost its way in 2018. It is time for all parties to resolve to work together in 2019 to deliver a bigger, better railway, focused on improvements for the passenger and freight customer.
from https://railfuture.org.uk/article1815-Rail-Challenge-2019

We could empower local people to have a say in running the line, whether through partnerships with local authorities, private companies or passenger-run mutuals.
from https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/tim-farron-one-last-chance-for-chris-grayling-to-prove-himself-as-transport-secretary-he-should-take-it-1-9669275

Scrap the HS2, says ex-Treasury chief who signed it off: Lord Macpherson claims £56bn project will be 'obsolete' by the time it is operational in 2030s
from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6845867/Scrap-HS2-says-ex-Treasury-chief-signed-off.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 04:58:39 am »

Heritage railways and railway history is not just a UK thing
Hawaiian Railway History, and a heritage ride
https://www.hinowdaily.com/ride-the-rails-of-history-on-leeward-oahu/

Is the profit in the rail industry more in the maintenance and retrofit these days?  Although this story is from Canada, I have heard the something said by a very senior person at a major rail industry business with worldwide contracts that's here in Wiltshire.
Bombardier eyes higher sales from retrofitting trains
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-rail/bombardier-eyes-higher-sales-from-retrofitting-trains-idUKKCN1RY1FL
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 07:22:43 am »

That's news to me that there was a railway presence there, I never saw any indication when I was there, mind you it was Honolulu Island that I was billetted on.

When I was in Fiji (Viti Levu island) I couldn't make time to ride the Sugar Cane Express which ran over the rail network covering the sugar cane plantations which was used to bring in the raw sugar cane to the processing plant.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 12:33:20 pm »

Last passenger train departed Leicester's Central station 50 years ago today
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/history/last-passenger-train-departed-leicesters-2823019

Where can I buy European train tickets online?
https://bigtechquestion.com/2019/05/03/online/where-can-i-buy-european-train-tickets-online/

Vintage train pulls into Wick after UK tour
https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/old-school-choo-choo-chugs-into-wick-177492/

Summer opening derailed for Poole Park miniature railway
https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17615945.summer-opening-derailed-for-poole-park-miniature-railway/

How to increase train use by up to 35% with one simple trick
http://theconversation.com/how-to-increase-train-use-by-up-to-35-with-one-simple-trick-115222
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 03:34:15 am »

US sees biggest slump in tourism for four years
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/us-counts-cost-of-biggest-slump-in-tourism-for-four-years/

Merseyrail's decision to remove Morrissey poster from train station
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-people-reacted-merseyrails-decision-16329536

New Stagecoach open-top route for Hastings
http://www.focustransport.org/2019/05/new-stagecoach-open-top-route-for.html

SNCF launches ‘first and last mile’ rail transfer service with Karhoo
https://www.travolution.com/articles/111429/sncf-launches-first-and-last-mile-rail-transfer-service-with-karhoo
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