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Trainspotting

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Spotted leaving the Broadgate offices of a well-known firm of city solicitors: former RIBA honorary secretary Maurice McCarthy. He denied the firm was his source of legal advice in connection with his current spats with the RIBA and ARB. Apparently he had been at a seminar for financiers about investing in rail, with a panel including Sir Alastair Morton, chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority, Tom Winsor, the Rail Regulator, and Richard Bowker, the commercial director of Virgin Rail.

During the panel session, McCarthy pointed out that stations were the only part of the fixed infrastructure with which passengers interfaced. He asked who should be responsible for promoting quality, bearing in mind the station experience would affect the ability of the system to attract new passengers. The panel acknowledged that station design was important, and Sir Alastair conceded that the train operating companies should be given more influence over station design.

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