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Train Drivers to Reduce Speeds on Open Level Crossings

14 October 2009

ASLEF’s Executive Committee today (14th October) advised its members on safety grounds to reduce the speed trains travel over Automatic Open Crossings Locally monitored (AOCL) to 20 miles per hour until Network Rail introduces appropriate obstacle detection technology and barriers on these crossings. The EC took this step in the...

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Labour Conference backs ASLEF East Coast motion

01 October 2009

The Labour Party conference today voted unanimously for an ASLEF emergency motion, backed by the TSSA, calling for the East Coast main line to be retained in the public sector – and not re-let to a private sector organisation - following National Express abandoning its franchise   Labour’s executive committee...

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Call for national consensus on high speed rail

28 September 2009

Lord Adonis, the Secretary of State for Transport, yesterday called on the rail unions affiliated to Labour to do all in their power to make the idea of high-speed rail popular with the public. He is, he admits, almost evangelical about the idea, as he explained at a fringe meeting...

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ASLEF slams dropping of Glasgow airport rail link

17 September 2009

Train drivers’ union ASLEF today condemned as an act of ‘folly and betrayal’ the SNP government decision to scrap the planned Glasgow airport rail link. ‘It is folly because it is so desperately short-sighted – Scotland's businesses and travellers needed a speedy link to its airport,’ said the union’s general...

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Speedy solution after union advises 30 mph limit

17 September 2009

The executive has withdrawn its advice to drivers to approach the New Barn Occupational Crossing in the Barnham, West Sussex, at no more than 30mph. This follows action by Network Rail to fell trees that caused poor visibility.   Southern Company Council Secretary Roy Luxford told the executive that the...

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