Railway adventurers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe will follow up their 'All The Stations' adventure around Great Britain by travelling to all of the stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The pair have successfully raised £25,000 through crowdfunding to support their...
Tuesday, March 5 is a day postmaster Kevin Beechey is unlikely ever to forget.  What began as a normal morning for the Network Rail worker started to turn into anything but when he spotted...
Newcastle and York are to become Network Rail-managed stations from the start of the new East Coast franchise in 2015. The main line stations will join Reading and Bristol Temple Meads, which Network Rail took over on April 1, under...
A new Access Map has been introduced to guide disabled people, and others with mobility difficulty, of the facilities available at each railway station in the country. Viewers can interact with a map of...
You can achieve a lot in 79 days. Last year, British cyclist Mark Beaumont, inspired by the Jules Verne novel, cycled around the world in less than 80 days, covering more than 18,000 miles and claiming a new world...
More than £5 million in funding has been secured to develop plans for a railway to Skelmersdale - the second largest town in North West England without a station. The project - led by Lancashire County Council - is estimated...
The number of platforms at Blackpool North railway station is to be reduced from eight to six as part of remodelling work by Network Rail. Electrification work and upgrades on the Blackpool-Preston line means that Blackpool North's track layout and platforms...
White Walkers were spotted patrolling King's Cross station yesterday as fantasy drama Game of Thrones celebrated the launch of its seventh season. The Iron Throne was placed in the station's ticket hall for customer selfies on the chair of power and...
Network Rail has been flying high in the sky taking birds eye shots of track in London. In August, major improvement work will take place in the capital with 'significantly fewer' trains coming in. Network Rail will continue to re-build...
A railway station in Ingatestone, Essex, has re-opened following a £2.4 million restoration and repair scheme. A disused ticket office has been given a new lease of life as a coffee shop, customer toilets have been upgraded and the footbridge...
From Edinburgh to London Bridge, members of the railway family helped to spread some cheer over the Christmas period with acts of kindness, special train services and festive fundraising. Following on from the success of a similar event at London...
The first of Eurostar's new fleet of high-speed trains has called at Ashford International station. Arriving at 2.55pm on its way to Paris, the Eurostar e320 was able to stop at Ashford thanks to the completion of a £10 million...
Old railway artefacts have been put on display in a newly opened 'mini museum' at Liverpool Lime Street station. Items in the collection include: Avery Auto-precision luggage scales from the early 20th century; A London, Midland and Scotland (LMS) railway company...
Transport for London has temporarily renamed an Underground station after England manager Gareth Southgate to celebrate the achievements of the men's football team at the 2018 World Cup. The Piccadilly line station, in Enfield, will display Gareth's name on signage...

Culture along the line

From the start of the railway age, Britain’s railway stations have been part of the nation’s social fabric. Today, the realities of transport economics have rendered many impressive station buildings surplus to operational requirements. Yet much is being done...
Blue flashing lights have been installed on one of the platforms at London Paddington station to reduce the number of accidents caused by passengers tripping  between the train and platform. The lights on Platform 6 flash when the doors of...
London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go towards upgrading Walthamstow Central station, constructing a new station building with step-free access at Colindale,...
A rail worker has died following a fall from a ladder at Bearsden station. The incident happened shortly before 10am on June 5 in East Dunbartonshire, Greater Glasgow. British Transport Police (BTP) officers and paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service were called to...
Consultancy firm WSP is working with Coventry City Council to improve capacity at the city's railway station. WSP will be looking at the benefits of a second station building and supporting infrastructure to improve UK-wide connectivity and accommodate for future growth. The station...
Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a new-look Bond Street Tube station following a £300 million upgrade. Capacity and accessibility have both been improved at Bond Street, which is one of central London's busiest stations with almost 40 million journeys made...
Railway pioneers have boarded the first service in 45 years from Swanage to Wareham, in Dorset. Two generations of enthusiasts rebuilt the line following its closure in January 1972, with the inaugural service marking the start of a two-year trial...
What more is there to write about Thameslink? The project will forever change rail travel through central London for the better, transforming one of the capital’s busiest interchanges and helping to develop the next generation of signalling technology. At the project’s heart,...
Emergency services have conducted an exercise on the London Underground to prepare for a potential major incident. Personnel from the local fire brigade, ambulance service, police services and Transport for London were joined by more than 100 volunteers for the...
Commuters across Britain will be used to that early morning scene on the station platform as cyclists, last-minute ticket purchasers and morning gossipers all squeeze onto the platform in time to catch a peak commuter service. But imagine the opposite....

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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West Coast appointments

Christmas work