Stabling sidings coming, but what about a maintenance depot? Unit No 222011, forming the 14.41 Corby to London St Pancras working, passes the construction site of the new sidings being built for EMUs at Kettering on 1 April 2019. This is known as the ‘coal road’ as years ago most of Kettering’s coal was delivered on the up sidings that used to be here. Mick Alderman

Railway pensions are a thorny issue. When the railways were nationalised, British Rail had a reputable pensions scheme supporting retired staff, with the government, owner of the railways, standing behind it. With privatisation, this arrangement continued, with the private sector train operating companies (TOCs) paying into the scheme on behalf of their employees.

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