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The First Formation Flying Trains in Britain

The First Formation Flying Trains in Britain

A new form of rail transport known as “formation flying” is currently being trialed and tested by Network Rail in their latest development to save costs on the running of trains services around the country that are funded by all of us taxpayers.

The vicinity of Sandy in Bedfordshire has been testing the new form of “formation flying” this month and it is apparent that this new form of replacement rail tracking systems is actually working and could result in the safeguard of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of taxpayers money in the process. Through the reparations of 20,000 miles of railway track, this new method of implemented engineering processes by Network Rail is said to be capable of safeguarding up to £250,000 a week of taxpayers money which could be used for the improvements of countless other services in the public sector of this country.

This news is an exciting new venture for Network Rail, who through experimentation with this new form of logistics building have as yet saved more than £5 million worth of funding by the British taxpaying population. The work that was taking place in the area of Sandy in Bedfordshire involved work on switches as well as level crossings, but the results have shown that so much money devoted towards the improvement of railway services around the country could actually be saved and used to improve other areas of the country, such as the health care system for example. Network Rail themselves have overseen the very first implementations of this new form of railway engineering and experimentation so far has shown that it works very well.

In their attempts to improve public services and lower costs, Network Rail could add a vital boost to the public sector here in Britain and put our taxes to better use. Is it therefore time that this new “formation flying” method was implemented on a national scale all around the country?

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