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Rail estate bonus

Railway stations are good for business, the community and commerce. Investing in them boosts urban regeneration, drives up employment levels and increases property values by...

Australian win for Unipart

Unipart Rail has won a big contract in Australia. Together with partner UGL Limited, Unipart Rail will be providing fleet maintenance and logistics services for...

Numbers soar on HS1

The second anniversary of the start of domestic passenger services on High Speed One has seen passenger numbers powering ahead. More services are being introduced...

March debut for Rail Tunnel Machine

Crossrail has unveiled the first of eight 1,000 tonne, tunnel boring machines (TBM) that will burrow under London excavating the tunnels for the new...

King’s Cross crew celebrate

Over 600 people, from engineers, electricians and builders to carpenters, stone masons and abseilers, working on the King’s Cross project came together recently to...

High Fives – How to Back HS2

High Speed Two is good news for the rail industry. However it is not a done deal. Despite cross party support its opponents are powerful...

Christmas cheer as Britain backs rail

Despite the deepening European Union currency crisis and the challenges of the recession railway growth is receiving top level backing. As Prime Minster David Cameron...

Rail move for Colin Firth

A film is to be made of ‘The Railway Man’, the spell binding war memoir of Eric Lomax. Jonathan Teplitzky is set to direct Rachel...

Mystery busker wows Leicester Square

Disguised in a brown wig, torn jeans and a sweater, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, treated Tube travellers to an impromptu performance on the London Underground...

Alexandra Burke helps ‘break the silence’

British pop star, Alexandra Burke, Railway Children’s UK Ambassador, has visited her old secondary school in Islington to help launch new services to support...

Bats foil rail link

Ambitious plans by Chiltern Railways to run services Between Oxford and London via Bicester have run into trouble after a colony of bats was...

Shock as Barbie grabs Thomas

American toy maker, Mattel, has bought Thomas the Tank engine’s parent company, HIT Entertainment. Mattel which makes Barbie dolls is delighted with the acquisition which...

Network Rail and Samaritans team up to help reduce suicides on rail network

Every year over 200 people take their own lives on Britain’s railways. Railway suicide affects drivers and staff including station staff, track workers and police...

Gurkhas help patrol rail cable theft hot spots

Squads of Gurkhas are helping patrol cable theft hot spots on the railway in the north east. The ex-serviceman are part of an industry wide...

Giant cake maps Underground

To mark National Baking Week, a massive cake measuring 2 metres by 2 metres was on display at St Pancras International recently. The huge cake...

Railfest 2012 celebration in York

The National Railway Museum in York is planning a nine day celebration of Britain's railways next year. The festival will bring together over 30 record-breaking...

Leicester station to be ‘lighter and brighter’

Leicester is getting a freshen up and a lighter, brighter entrance to the station. Listed building consent was recently received to complete the works inside...

Back Yard bonus for Infrarail

The Yard, an exhibition display area dedicated to plant and machinery used for rail construction and maintenance, will be a major new feature at...