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Author Topic: Greater Britain Rail News Round-Up (27/10/2008)  (Read 1099 times)
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« on: October 27, 2008, 08:48:40 pm »

A double landslide has temporarily closed a busy commuter train line through the Pennines. Heavy rain at the weekend caused mud slips between Sheffield and Stockport (link below.)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7693533.stm

Work on re-cabling in the Woodhead Tunnel by National Grid has been suspended. They have confirmed that no work will take place until April 2009 at the very earliest (link below.)
http://savethewoodheadtunnel.blogspot.com/2008/10/tunnel-re-cabling-work-on-hold.html

c2c is trialling a new device that could end phone use on its trains by blocking mobile signals (link below.)
http://railwayeye.blogspot.com/2008/10/im-on-train.html

A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet (link below.)
http://railwayeye.blogspot.com/2008/10/gare-de-leau.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 10:24:47 pm »

I thought Chiltern had introduced this mobile blocking window film when they introduced their Clubman trains several years ago.   
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