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Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise

Union says Hong Kong metro operator will ‘make a killing at taxpayers’ expense’ after surprise announcement by UK government

Gwyn Topham and Matthew Weaver

The Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of South West Trains, one of the Britain’s biggest commuter networks, in a seven-year deal that trade unions denounced for handing another franchise to a state-controlled foreign operator. 894 more words


DC Metro : Getting Back on Track

One year ago, in March 2016, the entire Washington, DC subway system was closed for 29 hours for emergency inspections. This shutdown came after a number of electrical fires in the subway system involving fraying third-rail electrical cables. 709 more words


100kg gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BERLIN: Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of US$1 million (S$1.39 million) and weighing 100 kilograms from Berlin’s Bode Museum on Monday (Mar 27). 139 more words

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Bearing in mind ‘April is the cruellest’ month, I’m glad my March has been the kindest so far this 2017.

It kicked off with a whistle-stop press trip to the US, courtesy of… 351 more words


Five days, three cities and a bunch of selfies in Japan!

I think it is a well acknowledged fact that the Japanese have embraced “selfies” as much, if not more, than everyone else around the world. So I knew that I had to bring my selfie A-game on my recent trip to Japan.  533 more words


Britain's last boat trains

As part of the package for my current job (working for a train operating company), I currently have free travel throughout much of the British railway network – a dream come true. 1,809 more words



One interesting film made about railroad speeder culture is Weekend Railroaders, released in 2013 on Blu-Ray and DVD. A speeder, sometimes called a railway motor car, is a motorized rail vehicle that was used by railroads to inspect track and move work crews between locations. 145 more words