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Fast race for HS1

High Speed Rail is popular with the public. That’s the happy new year message from HS1. Over 25 million domestic passenger journeys have been made...

Rail plan launched by industry leaders

In a comprehensive display of unity, rail industry leaders have outlined strategies to take forward £37 billion worth of investment, stressing a commitment to...

Passenger Focus – A Critical Friend

Continuing our series looking at people and organisations in the rail industry, RailStaff asks the question: What do they do? Marc Johnson reports on the...

Taking ownership: Privatisation and the rail industry

Andy Milne considers the success of the mix of individual staff power with private sector dash as the rail industry prepares for more change...

Christmas confidence boosts railways

The appointment of a director general to an expanded HS2 Ltd, investment in London Underground developments at Battersea and the Olympic Park and the...

Dr. Beeching’s silver lining

Graeme Bickerdike Reports... Hyperbole will flourish in the springtime as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of a butcher wielding his knife; the deeds of...

Stobart turns to rail freight

With the rapidly rising cost of fuel and today’s carbon, congestion and cost conscious society, road haulage is an increasingly controversial issue. Not only do...

Take a view

A picture by Graham Hobbs of the 08:30 service from Hamworthy speeding through Holes Bay at Poole, Dorset (above), has won the Network Rail...

Green Light for new Oxford – Marylebone Route

A new rail route between Oxford and London Marylebone via Bicester has finally been given the go ahead. The Secretary of State for Transport under...

Bond Street back drop for Skyfall

Nothing identifies a London scene like an Underground station and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, makes full use of the capital’s 150 year...

Steam Returns to London Underground

Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and steam trips are planned to celebrate the anniversary. The first journey took place between...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

Westward Ho! – Andy Milne talks to Vernon Barker, managing director of FirstGroup’s Rail Division

FirstGroup’s Rail Division is run from Macmillan House on Paddington Station but also has a quiet set of offices across the road on Eastbourne...

High noon at Marsham Street

Few will have observed Richard Brown slipping through a grey and windy Whitehall to begin his enquiry into the shortcomings of franchise re-letting. No triumphant...

What is the Rail Accident Investigation Branch?

Continuing our series looking at people and organisations in the rail industry, RailStaff asks the question: What do they do? So far, this series has...

Rail Vehicle Enhancements 2012

All train operators strive to improve their passenger experience. Comfortable and happy passengers are likely to travel again, and it is a major way...

Gold Standard for Games Trains

Railways have been praised for rising to the challenge of delivering 1000s of sports people and spectators to and from the 2012 Olympics in...

Training for the future

With the Government committing to invest £9 billion in our railways over the next decade, this has arguably become the largest investment in the...