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Southeastern and Network Rail have announced a £4.4m package of station improvements across their network in Kent and south-east London.
The article on Insider Media Limited says work is set to be undertaken at places including Bexley, Canterbury East, Chatham, Faversham, Herne Bay, Hither Green, Margate, Maze Hill and Canterbury West.
David Wornham, passenger services director for Southeastern, said: “We want the best possible facilities for our customers across our network, which is why we’ve targeted our investment at stations where work to improve accessibility is about to begin or has recently been completed as a result of government investment under the Access for All scheme.
Margate’s Hornby Railways has launched the HM7000 control system, an iteration on the existing HM|DCC app for iOS and Android which allows users to control model railways via Bluetooth.
The article on the Business Magazine says the app is designed to be accessible even for non-technical users, with an intuitive interface. It will also work with non-Hornby models, opening doors to a much larger userbase.
Proposals to increase faster and more frequent trains across the Midlands have been backed by Bromsgrove Conservative MP Sajid Javid.
Under the Midlands Rail Hub scheme, there would be 100 extra trains in the region every day. Residents across the East and West Midlands would also see reduced journey times as well as the increased number of rail journeys.
Two stations in Mr Javid’s constituency, Bromsgrove and Barnt Green, could benefit from the proposals. Bromsgrove would see an additional train per hour to Birmingham Moor Street and Hereford, as well as the capacity for an additional Cross City service to Birmingham New Street and beyond.
British Transport Police (BTP) Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi has been honoured by the King for her contributions to the funeral of his mother, the late Queen.
CC D’Orsi – who was the National Coordinating Gold Commander for the policing operation around the funeral last year – has been announced as a recipient of an honour under the Royal Victorian Order (RVO).
These awards are gifted by the King to people who serve the monarch in a personal way.
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