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Viewpoint: Issue Issue 12 1 Jun 2010

Open access: Reaching parts that others don’t

Are they ‘cherry pickers’ or are they adding value? Paul Salveson considers the role for open access operators on today’s railway

Dr. Paul Salveson

“We’ve waited 40 years for this!

What took you so long?” the owner of Brighouse’s  station café joked with the driver of the first train to London for decades, on the morning of Sunday, May 23. Lots of people from the town came along to wave off Grand Central’s 08.18 to London King’s Cross. A few days earlier MPs, councillors, business people and community groups had travelled on a special from Bradford down to London.

One Halifax politician...

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