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« on: June 22, 2020, 01:59:34 pm »

Thus far - just a one-liner for this event from Rail User Express, published over the weekend at "3 October. Rf Annual Conference. Online event."

Rail User Express is an interesting read, though thin on news from the GW area / South West - there's an Avocet line article in there ...

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Little will change on Avocet rolling stock until more Class 165 and 166 Turbos are cascaded, as Class 769 Flex units take over services on the North Downs Line and some Thames Valley branches, although this may not be until December. If the introduction of the Flex units proves problematic, the eight Class 143 Pacers on the Avocet Line - which can now only operate attached to a disability compliant unit - may well see service into 2021; GWR could not currently operate 4-car trains without them. It is also awaiting the final Castle Class HST, which will free at least one more Class 158 DMU for work elsewhere.

I really appreciate Roger Smith's copyright position on Rail User Express:
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 10:23:09 am »

From Railwatch - July 2020

October webinar

Railfuture is organising a free online event (or webinar) on Saturday 3 October 2020, in place of the planned national conference in Leeds cancelled because of the Covid-19 crisis.

The topic will be Attracting passengers back to rail. Railfuture plans to have four speakers from train operators, transport authorities, Transport Focus and employers, presenting views of what can be achieved and how potential travellers will respond post-Covid.

If you are interested in joining the event, which will run from 11.00 to 12.30, please check at

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