Home Featured

Featured

Royal visit to Baker Street

Marking celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the London Underground, the Queen and Prince Philip with the Duchess of Cambridge visited...

Trains for Crossrail to be publicly funded

In a move which has delighted supporters and staff Transport for London the Government and the Mayor of London have agreed to adopt a...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways: Part 2

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...

Grand Central Terminal celebrates centenary

One of America’s iconic railway stations, New York’s Grand Central Terminal - colloquially known as Grand Central Station - celebrates its 100th anniversary this...

High Speed 2 picks up steam

Any doubts that the Coalition Government had wavered in its support for HS2 were dispelled at the end of January. Secretary of State for Transport,...

King’s Cross: The final works

After the opening of the Western Concourse at King’s Cross in March 2012, the next stages of the work to restore King’s Cross to...

Orbital Link

The official opening of a 1.3km section of line near Surrey Quays in December now means that passengers can make use of London’s first...

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...