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Broad sweep for Yarmouth

Spring is coming early to Great Yarmouth station thanks to the hard work of staff and local people’s generosity. Greater Anglia’s Ann Kirkham and Jane...

Weatherley launches Weather Eye

Hove MP, Mike Weatherley has launched Southern’s Eyewitness safety initiative at Hove railway station. Mr Weatherley joined Southern Rail staff to launch the low-level crime...

Rail stride for walking festival

The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival looks like being a huge success this May. Everest mountaineer, Alan Hinkes OBE (left), will start two guided walks from Garsdale...

Bluebell Cheque

Doncaster staff at Unipart Rail raised £640 for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, Sheffield. The money was raised by holding raffles and...

Angel cat in book triumph

A cat which shot to fame at Angel station on the London Underground has had his own Oyster card issued and a book published...

Young people turn to rail

Young people are increasingly using the railways as costs of petrol and car insurance soar. Record numbers of young people are using the 16-25 Railcard,...

New Chaplain for east of Scotland

Nicola Goncalves has joined the Railway Mission as chaplain for Edinburgh and the east of Scotland. Her parish stretches right up to Aberdeen and Inverness....

Signal appointment for PB

Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Ian Bridges as its new Head of Signalling in Britain. The company’s UK rail activity includes engineering consultancy for some of...

New Chair for Network Rail

The former chief technical officer of the Ford Motor Company in the UK, Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, is to chair Network Rail. He will replace...

Kidman for Railway Man

Nicole Kidman is to play Colin Firth’s wife in the film, ‘The Railway Man.’ Rachel Weisz was to have played the wife of World War...

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...

Cameron visits Crossrail Academy

Prime Minister David Cameron and Skills Minister John Hayes recently visited Crossrail’s new Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy. Apprentices and staff met the pair and...

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,...

Special announcement en route to Euston

The train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston had just left Stockport when passenger, Jon Veitch, IEP director at East Coast, received a shock...

Train named for Mick Winnett

Drivers past and present of First Capital Connect gathered to name a train ‘Driver Mick Winnett’ in honour of one of their number at...

Light run for Lee

Lee Potter is in training for the 2012 London Marathon. The Trust Clerk at First Capital Connect has lost an amazing 12 stone 3 pounds...

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...

More disabled people travelling by train

Record numbers of people with disabilities are travelling by train. The good news coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Disabled Persons Railcard. Taking the...