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Author Topic: Greater Britain Rail News Round-Up (20/10/2008)  (Read 919 times)
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« on: October 20, 2008, 11:25:47 pm »

Rail, tram and bus services in Birmingham and the West Midlands could be in line for a ^500 million-plus boost following a ground-breaking agreement between business leaders and councils (link below.)
http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-transport-news/2008/10/19/500m-plan-to-boost-west-midlands-transport-network-65233-22069313/

Fresh proposals to redevelop Carlisle Airport, including a new base for Stobart Rail, have been tabled with the city council (links below.)
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/1.255729

http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk/news/1.256522

Plans to develop Filey station for the benefit of the community have come off the rails ^ temporarily, at least ^ following the recent closure of the station cafe (link below.)
http://www.fileymercury.co.uk/news/Station-project-has-come-off.4601705.jp

Milton Keynes South West MP Dr Phyllis Starkey has called for the parliamentary spotlight to be turned on London Midland's recent hike in off-peak charges (link below.)
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/Rail-fares-are-up-again.4604772.jp
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