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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...

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...