is my gaze into the future. It has occured to DfT mandarins that the
North East is like the South West. A discrete local trains network.
Handing us over to East Coast makes sense of Newcastle station and
Heaton depot. Thereafter whether the North East gets a good deal or not
is down to whether local forces come together to create the parallel
body to Devon Cornwall Rail Partnership. ANEC is considering the issue
but seems slow to organise a public debate so does anyone else.
Meanwhile Nexus is in a full on bus war which is even on the front page
of the Hexham Courant! However the East Coast option is even at bottom
likely to be better than being part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire
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