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  • Northern franchise hangs in the balance after Shapps warning

    Northern franchise hangs in the balance after Shapps warning

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    By Tony Miles The future of the Northern franchise is hanging in the balance after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps addressed the Transport Select Committee on October 16. He said: “I can tell the committee that I have already issued a request for proposals from both Arriva and the operator of last resort (OLR), because I…

  • New Stock Focus: CAF – Class 195 DMUs and 331 EMUs

    New Stock Focus: CAF – Class 195 DMUs and 331 EMUs

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    Passengers using Northern services have endured a torrid time, travelling in trains which are overcrowded and past their ‘best by’ date. On July 1, the first of a fleet of 101 Class 195 and 331 trains was introduced, which is expected to start and alleviate some of the problems. Chris Milner samples both trains. FOR…

  • Feature | Access all areas?

    Feature | Access all areas?

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    Ben Jones looks at the thorny issue of open access in the UK and Europe, its successes and failures, and the arguments for and against. ASK someone for their views on open access passenger operations and the response will give you a pretty good idea where they stand on the much larger issues of railway…

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