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Trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh on 16 June 2014

by Alan de Burton Introduction On 16 June I paid a day visit from York to Glasgow and Edinburgh with  two main objectives: 1) To ride from Glasgow to Cumbernauld by electric train, a service opened on 18 May 2) … Continue reading

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Refranchising TransPennine Express and Northern

by Alan de Burton Introduction In June 2014, the Department for Transport (DfT) published two consultation documents asking the public for their views on the refranchising specifications for the TransPennine and Northern franchises. Bidders will be shortlisted in August or … Continue reading

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British Timetable Review – May 2014

by Alan de Burton Overview Major improvements this time are limited to First ScotRail and First TransPennine Express. The consequences of Thameslink works will dominate the next edition in December 2014. Timetable Format TSO printed the last timetable in its … Continue reading

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Gottard Line Timetables and Trains 2014 – 2020

by Alan de Burton Introduction The 57 kms long Gotthard Base Tunnels between Erstfeld and Biasca in Switzerland will open for full regular passenger services in December 2016. Three years later in 2019 these will be followed the 15.4 kms … Continue reading

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