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Tony reported to the annual general meeting: Although there have been disappointments, such as delays and cancellations and the continuing RMT strikes, several positive items have emerged during the last twelve months. The problems caused by the unreliability of the locomotive-hauled (LHCS) trains have been partially resolved by the substitution [...]


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February blog

Tony Potts writes: On 2 February David and I attended the Community Rail drop-in meeting at Carlisle. We were able to speak to Christopher Winfield from Network Rail, who told us that the May timetable change would be delayed for some eight weeks as the delays to the Manchester-Bolton-Preston electrification have meant that the introduction [...]


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January blog

Tony Potts writes: I regret I am unable to attend this meeting as I shall be returning from the East Lancashire Railway after my Class 40 driving experience course. I shall give a report as soon as possible on my return. Yet again we have had disruption to our train service not only by strikes, crew shortages and failures, but also by a “sinkhole” [...]


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Tony Potts writes: On 5 December David, Lynette, Nigel, Terry and I attended the Community Rail Liaison Meeting at Blencathra House, Whitehaven. In an attempt to encourage more employees to travel to Sellafield by train, Sellafield Ltd is to give interest-free loans to buy season tickets. An annual season will give the employee 12 weeks’ [...]


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