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Train commuters told government take-over will not affect service on East Coast Main Line

virgin train

By Jazmine Ella Blackah THE GOVERNMENT has reassured train passengers there will be no changes to services as a result of its takeover of Virgin Trains’ East Coast Main Line. The service will be run by the Department of Transport from June 24 until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020. In a statement on its website the DoT […]

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The train now arriving at platform one is late… but it might not just be the service operator’s fault

The train now arriving at platform one is late… but it might not just be the service operator’s fault

By Billy Curtis The blame for late or cancelled trains should be levelled at the company responsible for the nation’s rail infrastructure and not just the service operators, according to a pressure group.

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Steam gala back on track for Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Steam gala back on track for Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

By Matt Guy HUNDREDS of railway fans descended on West Yorkshire for a glimpse of the past at an autumn steam gala.

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VIDEO UPDATE: Hunslet does the Locomotion

The driver of the Hunslet train

by Emma Kirwan and Caroline Grandjean A Hunslet charity will celebrate the 150th anniversary of a legendary Leeds locomotive company this weekend.

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Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

By Liam Smedley   Frustrated rail users are calling on Northern Rail to add extra carriages to the packed Headingley and Burley line after being stranded on the platform due to packed to capacity trains. Northern Rail claim the problem is due to a 47 per cent increase in rail users over the past decade. However, Leeds residents feel this occurs because Northern […]

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