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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...

Blue Train wins again

The Blue Train in South Africa has been named the best luxury train in the world. The train runs 1,000 miles between Cape Town and...

Chicken run

Work started this month on repairing the collapsed embankment, known as ‘Chicken Curve’ just north of Winchcombe on the volunteer-run Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam...

Anniversary run

The Great Central Railway celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of its most popular diesels by hosting a special running weekend for Brush-built D5830,...

Southampton gets grip on rail

Hampshire County Council and its partners are looking at reintroducing passenger services between Southampton and the Waterside area, opening up a line currently used...

Olympic role for ghost stations

Trying to think of somewhere romantic to take his girlfriend on Saint Valentine’s Day three years ago, Ajit Chambers hit upon the idea of...

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...

Summer return for Brighton Belle

A project to restore the Brighton Belle is making progress and the iconic train could return to the metals this summer. The 5Bel Trust wants...

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...

Southern switch for Gatwick

The day-to-day management of Gatwick Airport station has transferred from Network Rail to Southern. Says Southern Director, David Scorey, ‘We already manage 156 stations and...

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...

Tower disappears

The Stephenson Tower has finally disappeared from Birmingham’s city skyline. The demolition of the 22 storey 1960s residential tower block is the first stage towards...

Numbers soar at Parkway

East Midlands Parkway is celebrating its third birthday. Record numbers of passengers have used the station in the last year. Since 2009, the station’s first...

Record run for St Pancras

Proving that high speed railways are good for business, HS1 Ltd, owner of St Pancras International, is reporting all time high retail sales and...

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...