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Fair payment charter welcomed

Suppliers and sub-contractors can look forward to faster payment under a new scheme launched by Network Rail. The Fair Payment Charter has been signed by...

BTP in Rooney rescue

British Transport Police have been praised for cracking the case of attempted blackmail of Wayne and Colleen Rooney. Railway police inManchestertook on the case after...

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...

Vienna match for Railsport

The Railsport Games Great Britain Chess Team took part in a strong Railway International Tournament in Vienna recently. The team took on Czech Railways, who...

Wake up call for sleeper

The London to Scotland overnight sleeper service has been saved after London and Edinburgh agreed a joint £100 million funding pledge aimed at refurbishing...

Rail rescue for school kids

School children who have been let down by their local council and had their bus service withdrawn are turning to rail to get them...

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...

Signal success for Heritage Supporters

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers has taken delivery of an historic locomotive nameplate. Class 37 locomotive no. 37232, belonging to DB Schenker, previously carried...

Westway ho!

The closure of the A4 Hammersmith Flyover in London is thought to have stimulated rail ridership on Thames Valley services. According to First Great Western...

Rail debut for peace train

A freight train has run for the first time on a recently opened railway linking Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The seven-car train pulled into a new...

Cut to the Chase reversed

The increasingly popular Chase Line between Walsall to Rugeley is to be upgraded. Line speeds will be increased to 75mph on many sections of the...

Raising the roof

Plans to transform London Bridge station have been given the green light by Southwark Council. The station will have a completely new platform layout allowing...

Waterloo Sunrise

One of Waterloo’s four disused Eurostar platforms is to be returned to service in 2014. Longer trains are to serve the terminus as the DfT...

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....

Lost Leviathans

Colin Garatt outlines the story behind his amazing new album. The decision to document the Last Steam Locomotives of the World was not taken lightly. From...

Staff limber up

Staff on London Underground are receiving special training ahead of the London Olympics. The focus may be on customer care but the training includes a...

Return of the Signalman

The man who signalled the last train from Swanage to Corfe Castle and Wareham on New Year’s Day 1972 has returned to the Swanage...