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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...

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...

Children take train wash trip

MTR’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Jay Walder, recently joined a group of local school children from Hong Kong as they rode through the...

Fenchurch farewell for Trevor

Trevor Capps, who worked for c2c at Fenchurch Street station in London, is retiring after over 48 years in the rail industry. Trevor joined the...

Royal Salute for Rail Britannia

HRH Prince Charles braved torrential rain at Wakefield Kirkgate station to rename 70000 Britannia. The locomotive had just hauled the Royal Train on which the...

New team at Greater Anglia

Ruud Haket (above), who led Abellio’s successful bid for the Greater Anglia franchise, heads a new team as managing director. The team includes: • Andrew...

Beefeater heads for South Devon Railway

John Keohane, 62, who works for the South Devon Railway as a volunteer director, is relinquishing his role as the Tower of London’s chief...

Football stars back further education for rail staff

Newcastle United football heroes John Beresford and Joe Allon took the controls of an Intercity 125 simulator at Newcastle Central to publicise further education...

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...

Subway salute for Anne

The 115th anniversary of the opening of the Glasgow Subway is particularly poignant for 80-year-old passenger, Robert Connor. A regular user of St George’s Cross...

Model railway

Eleanor Carling, 16 from Newcastle and Morris Pendlebury, 17 from Skipton have won the East Coast Premier Model Search. Staff from train company East Coast...

Charitable Training gets you fit

Already by mid-January New Year’s Resolutions are fading fast. Maybe you’ve relapsed and belted down a doughnut, a pint or a midnight slab of chocolate....

Positive news for 2012

As 2012 arrives and both the Euro crises and the recession continue, our good fortune is to be in an industry that is still...