Monthly Archives: March 2013

Call for more rail investment as demand keeps rising, fifty years on from Beeching

The boss of the region’s transport authority says more investment in rail is needed as demand continues to grow, fifty years to the day since the Beeching cuts (Mar 27). Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip said there were plans to … Continue reading

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Coventry and Birmingham in top British cities for rail growth, highlighting the need for HS2

The number of rail journeys in Coventry and Birmingham has soared in the last five years underlining the need for more capacity which will be released by HS2, says transport boss Geoff Inskip. Coventry topped the national list with biggest … Continue reading

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Rail passenger journeys rise again

Railnews’ editor Alan Marshall examines the latest passenger figures….. Pressure on rail capacity continues — as annual passenger count sets 1.5 billion record THE day before the High Court ruling that means planning for HS2 can proceed while consultation on … Continue reading

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Statement on the judicial review – good news for the West Midlands economy

Following this morning’s judicial review verdict a Centro spokesman said: “We believe the ruling is good news for the West Midlands in that it helps secure our region’s future prosperity and rebalance the UK economy. “The Government has already made clear … Continue reading

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Judicial Review – HS2 given the ‘green light’

Following this morning’s judicial review verdict the Department for Transport says HS2 moves ahead without any delays to the scheme. There were ten key challenges to the Government and nine out of ten were dismissed. The remaining challenge, relating to … Continue reading

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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part two

The second part of Alan Marshall’s two-part post on the West Coast Main Line and why HS2 is needed…. OHLE is nearly 50 years old — on a railway that was built 175 years ago We must wait to learn … Continue reading

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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part one

Railnews’ editorial director Alan Marshall argues the latest disruption on the West Coast Main Line has stressed the need for HS2 once more…… IT was another hugely frustrating weekend for travellers on Europe’s busiest trunk railway line — England’s West … Continue reading

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