Time for the great reset
With the Great British Railways legislation deferred, what should the rail industry do next?
Legislation to create GBR deferred
Changed Government priorities likely to delay implementation of Williams-Shapps plans
800 Series cracking – ORR final report
■ No independent technical investigation
■ Call for review of standards
■ Six-year modification programme
■ Four weeks out of service for nine-car set
■ Fresh crack locations emerging
Rail reform – all words and no action?
Our columnist questions the pace of progress a year on from the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for RailALAN WILLIAMS
Staycation Express suspended for 2022
RAIL CHARTER Services has confirmed that its summer service over the Settle to Carlisle line, popularly called the Staycation Express, will not operate in 2022.
GBR HQ: place your bets
The answer to the ultimate question is 42. The number of bidders for the new 222 Marylebone RoadIan Walmsley
Time is not on our side
Can we afford to wait for rail reform?
Minister aims to have GBR in place in early 2024
Emphasis on devolved structure of new organisation
Class 80x cracks to be repaired at Eastleigh
The entire Class 80x fleet is to have cracks repaired at Arlington Fleet Services, Eastleigh.
Chasing Will o’the WISP
■ Consultation on 30-year plan
■ Public competition for GBR HQ
■ Legislation lagging privatisation timescale