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West Coast contest begins

The DfT has announced four shortlisted bidders to run the West Coast Main Line from December 2012. Abellio, FirstGroup, Keolis/ SNCF and Virgin go head...

Record success for Bodmin and Wenford

The Bodmin and Wenford Railway has notched up a third successive record-breaking year. Passenger numbers are up and turnover at an all time high. After...

Staff special launched

Direct Rail Services has started trials of a staff train, aimed at reducing traffic congestion at Sellafield. The week day service from Carlisle will be...

BTP in Rooney rescue

British Transport Police have been praised for cracking the case of attempted blackmail of Wayne and Colleen Rooney. Railway police inManchestertook on the case after...

Peruvian link for Pendolino driver

A Pendolino driver has been speaking of how he drove a freight locomotive down a mountain in Peru. Simon Davies was taking part in the...

Railway Children MAD Appeal

There’s still time to join the Railway Children’s Make a Difference day. ‘We’re currently signing up as many people as possible to ensure our forthcoming...

Waterloo Sunrise

One of Waterloo’s four disused Eurostar platforms is to be returned to service in 2014. Longer trains are to serve the terminus as the DfT...

A Safe and Happy New Year to all who work on rail infrastructure

Colin Wheeler writes... Following an excellent if snowless celebration of Hogmanay may I wish you a very happy as well as safe New Year? It made...

Lost Leviathans

Colin Garatt outlines the story behind his amazing new album. The decision to document the Last Steam Locomotives of the World was not taken lightly. From...

Northern Hub plans promoted

People across the north of England want to see more railways and better services. Network Rail’s biggest ever consultation exercise in the north promoted plans...

March debut for Rail Tunnel Machine

Crossrail has unveiled the first of eight 1,000 tonne, tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will burrow under London excavating the tunnels for the new...

King’s Cross crew celebrate

Over 600 people, from engineers, electricians and builders to carpenters, stone masons and abseilers, working on the King’s Cross project came together recently to...

HS2 Rail Project: The Greening of Great Britain

High Speed Two, linking Birmingham and London with Leeds and Manchester, will act as a rail motorway hosting trains direct from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle,...

Christmas cheer as Britain backs rail

Despite the deepening European Union currency crisis and the challenges of the recession railway growth is receiving top level backing. As Prime Minster David Cameron...

Mystery busker wows Leicester Square

Disguised in a brown wig, torn jeans and a sweater, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, treated Tube travellers to an impromptu performance on the London Underground...

Alexandra Burke helps ‘break the silence’

British pop star, Alexandra Burke, Railway Children’s UK Ambassador, has visited her old secondary school in Islington to help launch new services to support...