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Get Ahead of the Games

Rail companies like Southeastern together with TfL, have joined forces to launch Get Ahead of the Games ‘Get Ahead of the Games’ aimed at...

Royal Railway Show

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Museum of the Great Western Railway, called STEAM, is putting on an exhibition devoted to royal rail...

Steps spectacular

The refurbished Waverley Steps at Edinburgh Waverley Station have reopened to the public completing the first phase of a multi-million-pound project to overhaul the...

Retailers get on track

The Freight Transport Association has praised Britain’s retailers for attempting to move more goods by rail. The FTA’s report, ‘On Track!’ points out the economic...

Railsport heralds Olympic Games

The 2012 Railsport Games will take place in Stanley Park, Blackpool, on 23rd and 24th June. The curtain raiser for the equally prestigious London Olympics...

Boxing clever at Paddington

Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington is pressing ahead as excavation of the station box gets underway. The new Crossrail station will be...

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...

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...