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New business for Network Rail

Network Rail has launched a new business aimed at getting better value for money on infrastructure projects. The new commercially focussed, regionally based, projects delivery...

Improving the railway is crucial to growth

Despite the continuing recession and the euro-crisis abroad, the Coalition Government is standing firm behind the rail industry, says Theresa Villiers. ‘The Government is pressing...

Clan Line returns

A steam locomotive that was stopped from running on to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset 46 years ago because it was judged to...

Devolution in the regions

DEVOLUTION. It’s one of the latest buzz-words in railways, but what does it mean? Last month, RailStaff talked with Network Rail and the train operator...

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...

ScotRail staff in Sleeper service pyjama party

Staff at ScotRail in Fife helped boost public awareness of sleeper services to and from London recently. Dressed in pyjamas, sleeping gowns and night caps...

App’y ScotRail

ScotRail is launching its first-ever mobile website, following a spectacular increase in passengers using smartphones and iPads to visit its site. The new website offers...

East Coast madness

Thousands of passengers helped raise £10,000 in just one day to make a difference to children living on the streets. More than 40 directors and...

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...

Class 071 boosts freight

The last couple of years have seen a revival of freight services in Ireland with regular container services between Ballina and Waterford and Dublin...

Limit the rules to essentials

Written by Colin Wheeler Still relevant eight year old homilies? In the current political and financial climate we all need to make savings whilst improving safety...

NIR’s Spanish trains

NIR’s 20 new CAF built railcars, the 4000 class, are now coming into service. This has allowed the older diesel electric ‘Castle’ class (or 450...

Londonderry Line

In recent years the need for major investment simply to keep the Londonderry Line operating on the section to the north west of Coleraine...

Portadown refurbishment

Portadown Station on the Belfast to Dundalk and Dublin main line is to receive a £3.6m refurbishment. Works will include a new atrium at the...

Community Rail Partnership builds success

Ireland’s first community rail partnership has recorded a notable success. Last month Iarnród Éireann started running a new through Intercity service from Limerick to Dublin...

Station sessions encore

The Station Sessions Festival is packing them in at St Pancras International this spring. The concerts take place early evenings and are free. Donations are...

Honourable outcome

A local aristocrat and railway staff have joined together to refurbish an historic station. Stalybridge has had its canopy revamped and the buffet spruced up...

Alloa declaration

New stations in Scotland could be opened and many more upgraded under a new £30 million scheme announced by the Scottish Government. The cash will...