UK railway news round-up

first_imgTransport Scotland has selected Jacobs UK to undertake a seven-month study into options for improving transport provision in the south of Scotland. This will include looking at the case for an extension of the Borders railway to Carlisle. Great Western Railway and Bristol City Council are to launch a smart card for the Bristol Temple Meads – Severn Beach line, as a pilot for a plan which could see combined rail and bus travel offered through a single ticket. Users will be able to add weekly, monthly and annual season rail tickets to the ‘Touch’ branded card using an online account or at a smart card-enabled ticket vending machine. The pilot will run from May to September, but bus tickets will not initially be offered.RSSB and ATOS have launched R2, a jointly-funded web-based integrated database to replace the Rolling Stock Library and Rail Vehicle Records System. Improving the efficiency of recording information for rolling stock maintenance and planning, component tracking and defect recording is expected to reduce the subscription charges paid by users from £1·8m to £1·1m per year. It should also avoid the need for companies to develop their own systems and facilitate easier exchange of data. Arriva Trains Wales is running a two-month trial of FindMyLost, an online lost and found platform which lets staffs and passengers who find an item upload a description, photo and details of where and when it was found. Someone who has lost something can search on the site, and if it has been reported can contact the lost property office where the item is being stored. Network Rail has obtained a Transport & Works Scotland Order granting powers to undertake a major redevelopment at Glasgow Queen Street station to increase passenger capacity and improve access.Work has begun to build a £20m multi-storey car park to increase the number of spaces at Didcot Parkway station by more than 65% to 1 800, partly funded by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. ‘Didcot Parkway is used by over three million customers every year, and offers quick and easy journeys to Oxford, Banbury, Reading and London, making it a key hub,’ said Great Western Railway Regional Development Manager Tom Pierpoint. ‘With London around 40 min away by train, a new multi-storey car park, complimenting new trains and more seats, will provide a better travelling experience for all those who use the station both now and into the future.’On April 19 the ScotRail Alliance is hosting a rail awareness open day at Dundee station for customers who may need assistance to use trains. This is expected to be of interest to parents with young disabled children, older people with disabilities, elderly customers, carers and companions of people with reduced mobility and those with sight impairments. A train will be available for boarding and alighting, and staff available to explain the assistance available and discuss individual requirements.last_img read more

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Takahashi fourth in half-marathon

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 PHILADELPHIA – Sydney Olympic gold-medalist Naoko Takahashi finished fourth in the women’s half-marathon at the Philadelphia Distance Run on Sunday in the latest of her warmups for her marathon comeback.Takahashi clocked 1 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds in a race won by Deena Kastor of the United States, the Athens Olympic marathon bronze medalist, who set a meet record of 1:07:53. Japan’s Rie Ueno was third in 1:10:02.center_img It was the second fourth-place finish in two weeks for Takahashi, who timed 1:10:30 at a half-marathon Sept. 4. last_img

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Airline boys 2nd in Byrd cross country meet

first_imgWilkes covered the 3-mile course at Camp Forbing in 15 minutes, 43 seconds. Other Airline runners in the scoring were Kaleb Sahlie (eighth), Samuel Kelley (13th), Jase Thaxton (14th) and Jack Jordan (21st). Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Byrd won the meet with 42 points to 49 for Airline. Led by individual champion Jack Wilkes, the Airline Vikings finished second in the Byrd Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Russell [email protected]last_img read more

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ny football giants vs. ole miss

first_imgAll Activity ny football giants vs. ole miss 3 Share this post All Activity Sign in to follow this   ny football giants vs. ole miss 0 Sports Logos Members Link to post nybatt Members Posted October 16, 2006 Share on other sites Share on other sites 66 SportsLogos.Net Go To Topic Listing fresnostate0906 couldn’t help but notice last night…. watching ole miss .. that their road unis had many similarities to the football giants….as a giant fan I am a HUGE fan of the their plain red road unis…. ole miss’ road unis with the plain red numerals (no different colored matting) and the plain red shoulder stripes (similar to the giants northwestern red stripes)….really enjoyed the classic look… question is… are those the full-time ole miss road unis??I know the manning thing is purely coincidental…nybatt”ny football giants uniforms… simplistic excellence”yea already mentioned hereu can see my comment on that page saying, and agreeing with practically everyting u pointed out. i even like the giants road jerseys Edited October 16, 2006 by John in KY couldn’t help but notice last night…. watching ole miss .. that their road unis had many similarities to the football giants….as a giant fan I am a HUGE fan of the their plain red road unis…. ole miss’ road unis with the plain red numerals (no different colored matting) and the plain red shoulder stripes (similar to the giants northwestern red stripes)….really enjoyed the classic look… question is… are those the full-time ole miss road unis??I know the manning thing is purely coincidental…nybatt”ny football giants uniforms… simplistic excellence”Just coincidence; that is their regular road look for this year. Those plain red road jerseys for Ole Miss go way back, and Eli Manning never wore them during his years there. However, Archie Manning did, and that plainer style (blue home jerseys with white numbers and stripes, road white jerseys with red numbers and stripes) was worn well into the 1990s. Members 0 John in KY Gmac1018 Haven’t seen those Ole Miss jersey’s, but the Giants red jerseys are really sharp and thats coming from a cowboys fan 0 0 John in KY 1,283 posts Members ny football giants vs. ole miss Share this post sharplcd 210 posts 3 By nybatt, October 16, 2006 in Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   fresnostate0906 Location:Miami, Florida 9 couldn’t help but notice last night…. watching ole miss .. that their road unis had many similarities to the football giants….as a giant fan I am a HUGE fan of the their plain red road unis…. ole miss’ road unis with the plain red numerals (no different colored matting) and the plain red shoulder stripes (similar to the giants northwestern red stripes)….really enjoyed the classic look… question is… are those the full-time ole miss road unis??I know the manning thing is purely coincidental…nybatt”ny football giants uniforms… simplistic excellence” 0 0center_img Share this post 0 783 posts Location:Delaware 0 0 37 posts Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 0 (edited) 3 9 nybatt I think the Ole Miss away jerseys look great. 0 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Followers 0 Gmac1018 This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted October 16, 2006 Sports Logo News Sports Logos Sports Logo News 66 Share this post Link to post Posted October 16, 2006 9 SportsLogos.Net sharplcd 66 Members Share this post Forums Home Posted October 16, 2006 Forums Home Recommended Posts Followers 0 118 posts Posted October 16, 2006last_img read more

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