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New Rolling Stock: Sometime, Possibly

Three different takes on the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement. Reading the small print, our view is that it makes no new commitments. Train companies will be “encouraged”, not “required”, to provide a better quality of rolling stock to replace … Continue reading

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Customer information screens at Marsden & Slaithwaite – sometime, possibly

Metro are installing customer information screens at 18 stations across West Yorkshire. Unfortunately not here. Not yet anyway.   Response from Metro to an enquiry from SMART as to when customer information screens will be installed at Marsden and Slaithwaite … Continue reading

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More passengers using Slaithwaite and Marsden stations

The Office of Rail Regulation released 2010-11 station data on 29th March. These are the figures for station usage from 2002/03 to 2010/11. All these figures exclude the element, or part of the element, of travel using Metro cards: we … Continue reading

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New service proposals, Comment from SMART

The Northern and Trans-Pennine rail franchises are due to be re-awarded in April 2014 (without going into detail there is some flexibility as to the exact date, but this looks the most likely) and the Department for Transport (with advice … Continue reading

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