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Someone’s done a song about our train service

Someone’s written a song about our train service. It’s entitled “A Network Betrayal”, and it’s from a popular beat combo from Mossley going by the name of Cabbage. https://ahcabbage.bandcamp.com/ They’re not very complimentary about dear old Northern Rail. [Verse 1] … Continue reading

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“Transport investment in the north”

Rail Minister Paul Maynard’s address to the North of England Transport Summit at Royal Armouries, Leeds, 30 November 2017 (Original script, may differ from delivered version). Posted without further comment. Introduction I’m really pleased to have been asked to deliver the closing … Continue reading

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“Connecting People – A Strategic Vision For Rail”

Railway lines closed in the 1960s could be reopened if they boost the economy, the government has said. The plan forms part of a wider rail strategy under which the government will consider splitting up two of the biggest train operators. The … Continue reading

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“Keep me on the train!”

Keep me on the train! [Press release from Transport Focus, 26th October 2017] “Keep us on the train, even if it means a longer journey,” passengers tell rail industry. Passengers prefer being kept on a train, for up to 40 … Continue reading

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