Other News Sources – A helicopter will be patrolling south east trespassing hotspots this weekend (August 19-20)
BBC News – The new South Western rail franchise holder insists two staff members will be on board each train.
The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) – Ambitious plans for a new rail link between Aberdeen Airport, the new AECC and the city centre have not been forgotten and could be funded through a second City Deal, the council leader has said.
BBC News – The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.
Other Regional Press – A RAIL operator is bowing out of running a train service after 21 years as passengers endured yet more delays on the Weymouth-Waterloo line.
Aviation Industry – Airberlin will delay its 2Q results presentation, which had been expected Aug. 18, because of the German carriers bankruptcy filing earlier this week. read more
Rail Technology Magazine – Network Rail has today been working to lift a derailed train off the track in Ely, which has been causing serious disruption over the last few days. Eleven carriages of a freight train came off the tracks at Queen Adelaide near the Ely North junction on Monday, and has since blocked the line and…
Other Regional Press – RAIL passengers will find themselves in unchartered waters from Sunday when FirstGroup and MTR take over the franchise for operating the South Western Railway.
BBC News – Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall are nearing the end of their attempt to document all Britain’s railway stations.
Yorkshire Evening Post – The controversial timetable changes proposed for May 2018 will build on a planned new structure for which will take effect from December this year.