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A View to a Thrill

Entries are now open for the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2012. Photographers around Britain are being encouraged to shine...

Night mail from Paris

High speed mail trains could soon be operating between London and Paris carrying letters and express parcels overnight. A trial run, from Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Paris...

Snow and Gas in Arctic Russia

Written by David Shirres It’s minus 20, my beard is freezing up, and the drinking water is like liquid ice. Climbing through the moving snow tractor’s...

A project for people

The new western concourse at King's Cross is causing a stir among press and public alike. The 1,300 tonne steel dome ranks among the largest...

Ada and Phyllis Get to Work

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and transport secretary Justine Greening have officially launched the start of Crossrail tunnelling during a ceremony at Westbourne...

Rag Royal Training

Rag Gahonia, a test driver at Bombardier in Derby shared the media spotlight as he taught HRH the Prince of Wales to drive a...

Network Rail’s future ‘Vision for Safety’

...a handful of rules together with the right Safety Culture Written by Colin Wheeler I met with Gareth Llewellyn late last month. As Director Safety and...

Top Performance for London Underground

London Underground is on target to achieve its most reliable year for ten years. Passenger numbers are soaring and average delays are at their lowest...

Rail Chiefs limber up for Olympics

Rail chiefs have been meeting in London to make sure rail services will be able to cope with the London Olympics this summer. Mayor Boris...

Going Lineside with Stobart Rail Training

Discussing railway training with Grant McNab, Business Development Manager of Stobart Rail, has unforeseen consequences, Paul Curtis reports. One cold morning in Cumbria I watched,...

Charles Dickens: Railway Rescuer

Known for his searing indictments of social and economic poverty in working class Victorian Britain, Charles Dickens is less well known but no less...

Desert railway planned

A new 200 mile railway stretching from the Red Sea port of Eilat to Tel Aviv has been approved by the Israeli government. As well...

Devolving Track Safety and Track Work becoming a “Hands On” activity for Alliancing for Train Operators!

Also why polished paving at stations shouldn’t be a safety concern! Colin Wheeler writes... Last month I focused on drugs and alcohol followed by slips, trips...

To Oslo with cello

‘Choosing to travel by train rather than flying is important to me mainly for environmental reasons,’ says music student, Caitlin Core, 19. ‘I think we...

Grand Central clean sweep

Richard McClean has been appointed managing director of Grand Central. The open access operator, which runs direct services between Sunderland, Hartlepool and London, was taken...

Square deal for King’s Cross

Plans to create a paved square with trees in front of King’s Cross station have been given the go ahead. The design, by architects Stanton...

New focus on HS2

As campaigners against High Speed Two try to reverse the government’s decision a new report published by Passenger Focus and Network Rail spells out...

Rail worker foils fire tanker

A railway worker has been praised for helping avert a disaster. A burning oil tanker had crashed into the side of a bungalow and was...