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Steve Turner

Stories

  • Railtrack takes control of track possessionsSubscription

    19 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    RAILTRACK SAID this week that it will put a 120 strong in-house team in charge of organising track possessions, instead of expecting contractors to organise them.

  • Thameslink planning delays could cause CTRL chaosSubscription

    19 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    PLANS FOR the £800M upgrade of the cross London Thameslink commuter link face a further two year delay as changes to the original proposals pass through a further planning inquiry, industry sources said this week.

  • SRA plans to tighten grip on rail upgrades and operatorsSubscription

    12 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    TRAIN OPERATORS are set to lose control of rail upgrade projects to the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) under proposals published last week.

  • SRA to grab rail investment programmeSubscription

    5 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    STRATEGIC RAIL Authority chairman Richard Bowker last week signalled his intention to take control of rail investment away from train operators.

  • WCML operators bite the bullet on long term track closuresSubscription

    5 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    TRAIN OPERATORS have accepted as inevitable last week's announcement that sections of the West Coast Main Line (WCML) will be closed for four months for two years running.

  • Getting in shapeSubscription

    1 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Australia Stadium Australia

  • Trade track to AsiaSubscription

    1 September, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Australia Cross-country railway

  • Most East Sussex rail bridges fail safety testSubscription

    8 August, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    MOST RAILWAY overbridges in East Sussex need extensive safety improvements to prevent road vehicles and debris from crashing onto track, according to a report prepared by consultant Owen Williams.

  • UK tunnels escape EU safety netSubscription

    25 July, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    EUROPEAN EFFORTS to harmonise road tunnel safety could be undermined because draft legislation only includes tunnels on strategic long distance routes.

  • Essex lorry crash heightens road over rail concernsSubscription

    4 July, 2002Updated: 19 February, 2009

    THE LATEST road vehicle to crash onto a railway line - this week in Essex - has highlighted a lack of action to tackle dangerous road over rail bridges.

All by Steve Turner