Great British Railways? Williams-Shapps & Class 800 Cracks (Train News)

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Great British Railways? Williams-Shapps & Class 800 Cracks (Train News)

I take a train to Newcastle and discuss the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, outlining the future of UK train operation. Also features the cracks on the Class 800s, electric trains to Corby, the Class 769 ‘Flex’, work at Kings Cross, the Castlefield Corridor consultation, the West Yorkshire Rapid Transit Proposals, HS2, Eurostar and an update on the growth of the Night Train network across Europe.

Sources/More information:

Modern Railways (February, March, April & May 2021 editions)

Wiliams-Shapps Report:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/987752/gbr-williams-shapps-plan-for-rail.pdf

My personal take on the Williams-Shapps Plan:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/frankal-frankal-take-williams-shapps-plan-rail-david-frankal/?trackingId=wjmx%2FFMBQIqVcJ6Jcw9RWg%3D%3D

Castlefield Corridor Consultation:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951401/manchester-recovery-task-force-public-consultation.pdf

Class 800s withdrawn from service:

Hitachi class 800/801/802 IETs withdrawn from service

Kings Cross Remodelling:
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/rail-features/feature-king-s-cross-clears-its-throat

West Yorkshire Rapid Transit:
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/west-yorkshire-transport-leaders-set-out-vision-how-countys-long-awaited-mass-transit-system-could-look-3114234

West Yorkshire Rail Natter with Gareth Dennis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG6dCdwzKbA

HS2 Tunnel Boring:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/13/work-begins-under-chiltern-hills-boring-first-hs2-tunnel

Euston Protest:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-56209311

Euston Revision:

What scaling back Euston station means for HS2

HST Derailment:

Dalwhinnie Train Derailment: ScotRail HST ‘wrongly diverted’ across Dalwhinnie crossover

Merseyrail Accident:

Kirkby Rail Crash: RAIB says ‘train approached station at 42mph’ – investigation launched

Eurostar Rescue Deal:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57157376

Night Trains:

Getting overnight travel back on track

Vienna – Amsterdam NightJet:
https://nltimes.nl/2021/05/14/first-night-train-amsterdam-vienna-departs-may-25

European Sleeper:
https://www.railtech.com/infrastructure/2021/04/06/dutch-startup-european-sleeper-plans-new-night-train-from-brussels-to-prague/?gdpr=deny
Not only Prague: RegioJet European Sleeper preparing Ostend – Warsaw night train

Moonlight Express:

Another new Brussels – Berlin night train announced


https://www.hln.be/reizen/rijpaden-aangevraagd-voor-nieuwe-nachttreinen-berlijn-perpignan-en-praag~af8be508/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fwj92mdHcDD%3Famp%3D1

Paris – Nice train:
https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/05/20/france-restarts-paris-nice-night-train-service-3-years-after-cancellation-over-low-profita

OuiGo in Spain:

SNCF launches low-cost high-speed Ouigo service in Spain

Amtrak:
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2021/04/01/biden-infrastructure-plan-amtrak-vows-new-routes-american-jobs-plan/4834427001/

Music from YouTube Library & Incompetech:
https://incompetech.com/music/

 

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