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Author Topic: Greater Britain Rail News Round-Up (31/10/2008)  (Read 928 times)
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« on: October 31, 2008, 10:05:08 pm »

Winter Getaways in Europe by Rail article (link below.)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/3279767/Winter-Getaways-in-Europe-by-Rail.html

North-east Scotland commuters have hit out at train timetable changes which they claim will "devastate" rail journeys from the north of Aberdeen to stations south of the city (link below.)
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/913188?UserKey=

New automatic ticket barriers at Leeds City Station were due to click into life for the first time on Sunday, but technical glitches meant it was Tuesday before the majority of the 25 barriers started to work (link below.)
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Leeds-train-ticket-barriers-headaches.4642570.jp

Flagship public transport projects were this week set to drop out of Transport for London's capital programme under a redrawing of its business plan for the next 10 years. A Transport for London board meeting is next week expected to sign off a business plan, negotiated with the Department for Transport, under which projects will be dropped in favour of work on Crossrail and the London Underground upgrade (link below.)
http://www.nce.co.uk/news/2008/10/projects_axed_to_make_way_for_crossrail.html;jsessionid=71658738DB573B2C6A665FEDC6BFC30B

Interview with Vojtech Kocourek, Minister with responsibility for Czech railways (link below.)
http://www.rmtbristol.org.uk/2008/10/we_are_very_modest.html#more

The decision to house and service the new high speed rail link trains at more than one Kent location has guaranteed 160 jobs, Southeastern said (link below.)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7701640.stm
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