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History Channel for High Speed Two

The debate over High Speed Two goes right to the heart of the quandary the UK finds herself in 13 years in to the...

Track bonus for Birmingham

As railway staff set about installing new tram tracks in Birmingham city centre on Bonfire Night, linking Snow Hill and New Street, the first...

Spanish trams arrive at Nottingham

The first of 22 new Alstom Citadis trams for Nottingham has arrived at NET’s Wilkinson Street depot. Built in Barcelona the trams are scheduled to...

Shops on stations defy recession

According to the British Retail Consortium high street sales have increased by a meager 0.4% between April and June this year. However on the railway...

Turkish Delight

A new railway tunnel under the Bosporus connecting Asia and Europe is on track to open later this month. The Marmaray Tunnel in Istanbul will...

Reshuffle at Virgin Trains

Virgin Rail Group was keen to stress continuity at the top as Phil Whittingham, Director Finance, stepped up to become the Lead executive and...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways: Part 5

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Beeching’s ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’. Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Adelantes for Grand Central

If Grand Central receives approval to operate services beyond 2016 it plans to replace its HSTs with Class 180 Adelantes. As an open-access train operator,...

Engineers at War

It’s 10 years since army rail engineers went into Iraq to resurrect its defunct railway. Ian Hammond, network Rail Senior Project Engineer and Territorial...

King’s Cross official opening

The extensively modernised area around King’s Cross will be officially re-opened on 26th September. In August Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, laid one of the...

Four square rail arithmetic

Rail operators are generating more than four times as much money for Government to reinvest in rail than 15 years earlier, according to a...

Desiro fleet for Thameslink

Siemens is to build a new fleet of Desiro City trains for Thameslink which reduces overall energy consumption and track wear by up to...

Another brick in the wall

As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the London Underground the Lego company has recreated five Tube Maps made entirely out of lego-bricks. The...

Edinburgh wires go up

Engineers start installing overhead wires and underground cabling for Edinburgh’s tram system city centre section this month. Cables will be installed on Princes Street and...

Progress at Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi Rail Europe is pushing forward with plans for the construction of its new train manufacturing plant at newton Aycliffe in County Durham. Merchant Place...

Elizabethan Serenade by Crossrail

Just a few days ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation her namesake, TBM Elizabeth arrived at Canary Wharf neatly underscoring the...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Beeching’s ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’. Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Industry unites to celebrate at the RailStaff Awards

The RailStaff Awards 2013 will be held on Saturday 5th October at the ICC in Birmingham, marking a phenomenal year for the rail industry. Last...