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NEWSLETTER - for members of Railfuture  East Anglia Branch
News from the East Anglian Branch of Railfuture   -   RAIL EAST is edited by Chris Burton (previously Tony Albert)

RAIL EAST, which was first produced in 1972, is the newsletter for 250+ members of the East Anglian branch of Railfuture, which is the campaigning name of the Railway Development Society (RDS). The East Anglian Branch covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, North Essex, North Herts, East Beds.

Each edition RAIL EAST is published three or four weeks before the next Branch Meeting, and will contain details of the venue and speaker.

RAIL EAST is edited by Chris Burton. It is sent by post every quarter to Railfuture members and organisations within East Anglia. The latest edition (and back issues) is available for downloading from this web-page. If you are willing to obtain it by e-mail rather than receiving a printed copy by post, please contact branch secretary Nick Dibben. This will help reduce branch costs, enabling us to put more money into campaigning for a better rail future.

RAIL EAST BACK ISSUES - Available on the Railfuture national web-site

Click East Anglia Newsletters for a full list, and to read each of the PDF newsletters.

Please note: contact details (especially e-mail addresses and Railfuture's regstered address) may have changed since the edition of RailEast was produced. Please use the addresses on the HOME PAGE of this web-site.

Please click on East Anglia Newsletters for the more recent issues htat ar enot shown below.

Re-connecting Wisbech to the rail network; Unacceptable route closures; Cambs/Peterborough long-tern plans; East Anglia station footfall figures
Great Eastern aspirations; East West Rail progress update; East Suffolk future; Haverhill reopening; GA Franchise commitments; Rail fares out of control
Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton RUG wins award; Halesworth passenger count; Behind the scenes of Ely-Norwich signalling
New footbridge at St Neots; Rail prospectus for East Anglia; East Coast and Thameslink/GN franchise consultations
King's Cross concourse; Station patronage figures; Beccles loop; Foxton level crossing; Ely freight loops
40th anniversary of East Anglia branch; Peterborough station revamp (platform diagrams)
Abellio awarded interim Greater [East] Anglia franchise; cable theft and disruption to Rail services
Report concludes that reopening Soham railway station is feasible; Whitemoor open day
Looking back on 150 editions of RailEast; why the branch supports HS2; the need for Chesterton station; franchise aspirations
Timetable changes, service improvements and longer trains; Overcrowing at London terminals; Ely-Norwich signalling go-ahead
Preview of NXEA's new Class 379 trains; Beccles loop on target for 2012; station surveys by Railfuture
Passenger Focus' survey "What passengers want from the new Greater Anglia franchise"; Ely to Norwich resignalling; Barrington freight traffic could resume
Greater [East] Anglia franchise consulltation; Hitchin Flyover progress; Soham station; East Anglia station footfall 2008/9
Rail review of 2009 and hopes for 2010; Beaulieu Park station; 'right-time' punctuality
NR's proposed timetable for the East Coast Main Line; Chesterton station plans; branch meeting with Cambs County Council
Passenger Focus Rail Satisfaction Survey; How to get Senior Railcard discounts; ATOC Connecting Communities report
Big Infrastructure Plans for West Anglia Route; Network Rail plans for Control Period 4
Railfuture's relaunched East West Rail Link campaign; Swiss travel experience compared to East Anglia
FCC plans to ease overcrowding on Cambridge-King's Cross route; St. Neots station "reborn".
Platform extension work for 12-coach trains at Cambridge commences; Chiltern's EWRL plans for London-Oxford via Bicester.
Vision of the railway in 2057; Network Rail leases Brandon staiton its 'Friends'; Norfolk Rail Alliance.
Publication of Greater [East] Anglia RUS final report; 'one' becomes National Express East Anglia; Sheringham level crossing.
Branch reports to Stansted Airport Strategy, and airport gets more trains; Stagecoach wins East Midlands franchise.
Network Rail issues its Regional Strategy; FCC consults on timetable changes; East Coast franchise renewal.
FCC plans to tackle overcrowding; Objection to relocation of Lowestoft station; Cambs County Council may pull out of EWRL scheme.
Whittlesey station passenger counts; need for canopies at Cambridge station; call for Thameslink Programme to be funded.
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East West Rail Link on 'tipping point' of go-ahead. Aylesbury North station is funded.
Cambridge to St.Ives guided busway recomended by inspector and approved by Secretary of State.
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St.Ives guided busway gets 2,730 objections. Planning for Ipswich tunnel closure.
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SRA issues revised tender documents to the three bidders: GB Railways, Arriva and National Express; CAST.IRON plans railway reopening
March yard to reopen as major depot; Thameslink 2000 refused permission.
SRA calls on rail user groups to work from within; no funding (yet) for guided busway; FGE's new trains.
Cambridge-Norwich service launched; Community Rail Partnership for Gainsborough Line; Blockade strategies for railway renewals; Camridge guided busway plans advance.
Nine bidders for Greater Anglia franchise; LOIS - A12 multi-modal study possible schemes announced; Suffolk rail passenger policy; STEER rail proposals.
SRA publishes the Strategy for the Railways; "A Rail Strategy for East Anglia" 10 years on.
Wanted - A National Rail Policy; SRA's Richard Stuart at Branch Meeting.
CHUMMS report issued; A47 study announced.
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