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New Franchisee from 1st April

As of 1st April, Northern Rail no longer have the franchise to provide our train services. The new franchisee is Arriva Rail North. In terms of ownership, what this means is that our trains are operated by a subsidiary of … Continue reading

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A warning of the dangers of children playing near railway tracks

“Dozens of trains stopped or delayed as youths play in Standedge tunnels” [from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 1st April 2016] Police warning to parents after worrying incident Dozens of trains were halted or delayed because youngsters were playing near a … Continue reading

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New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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Publication of the Hendy Report

The Hendy Report (basically intended to cover, amongst other things, the rescheduling of Trans-Pennine electrification) was published on 24th November. It appears that the bit that is of most interest to us (what is being done to enhance the infrastructure … Continue reading

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