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London Underground Route Diagrams

A large number of route maps of the LUL network exist, some produced by LUL itself and others by commercial firms wanting to show where their premises are in relation to LUL stations. In addition to the conventional diagrammatic route … Continue reading

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British Timetable Review – December 2016

BRITISH TIMETABLE REVIEW –  December 2016 by Alan de Burton Overview and Timetable Format Unless otherwise specified, the text refers to Monday to Saturday timetables. This is very much a ‘marking time’ timetable before major changes in many parts of … Continue reading

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Farewell to Friends

Two good friends of the Society died recently and this note acknowledges the help that they gave over many years. Brian Martin Longworth was born in Toronto to Scottish parents but soon the family returned to Scotland and Brian spent … Continue reading

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British Timetable Review – May 2016

BRITISH TIMETABLE REVIEW –  May 2016 by Alan de Burton Overview and Timetable Format Unless otherwise specified, the text refers to Monday to Saturday timetables. Major changes this time are limited to unplanned temporary line closures between Appleby and Carlisle … Continue reading

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Twenty Year Plan for Transport around Dublin

A twenty year plan for transport around Dublin was published on 16 April 2016.  Many of the plans have been discussed for a number of years but there is now much more flesh upon suggested improvements and a clearer timescale … Continue reading

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Single Track Working on Metrolink

Manchester’s tramway network has grown with remarkable speed in recent years and it has become essential that a second route across the city centre be built to prevent excessive congestion along Mosley Street.    The first section of the Second Crossing … Continue reading

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Review of Main Line Timetables in Five European Countries – 2016

Introduction Five years ago I wrote an article on changes to main line timetables in Germany, Denmark and Spain. As a follow up, I describe in this article the major changes in December 2015 to train services in 5 European … Continue reading

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Visit Observations in September 2015

Notes compiled by Alan de Burton Introduction Between 28 and 30 September I made a ‘family’ visit staying at a hotel in Slough. This provided me with ample opportunity to make plentiful observations on the early autumn 2015 transport scene. … Continue reading

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First impression of the rebuilt Birmingham New Street station.

The work to transform Birmingham’s New Street station into a spacious superbly equipped hub was finally completed and opened to the public on 20 September 2015.    The original main entrance facing the Bull Ring Shopping Centre has been reopened and … Continue reading

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NET Phase 2 Opens (Nottingham)

After months of test running the two extensions of the Nottingham Tramways serving southern and western suburbs were finally opened for public services on 25 August 2015.    The response from the public was immediate and massive.    Trams during the day … Continue reading

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