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...
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...
A choral flash mob that went viral with a performance of 'Lean on Me' at Christmas has released a charity single. Known as 'Voices for Railway Children', the group of 80 rail staff met at a London recording studio to produce...

Nowhere to hide

Chief inspector Peter Kooper talks to Stewart Thorpe about BTP's new approach to counter terrorism The terror attacks of 2017 reminded us all that terrorism can take place anywhere, at any...
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,...
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...
Passengers across Scotland will benefit from new digital customer information screens (DCIS) which are being rolled out across 28 stations. In total ScotRail Alliance has already installed - or will soon be installing - 94 DCISs at stations across 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....
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...
More than 1,000 metro workers will benefit from a new £8 million maintenance and skills centre that is being built by Nexus. The Tyne and Wear Metro operator has already started work on the facility and expects construction to be...
Earlier this year railway adventurers Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall set out to visit all 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain, completing the ambitious journey in 14 weeks, six days, eight hours and 22 minutes. From Penzance on May 7...
Merseyrail has opened a brand new station in Merseyside to serve the growing community in Maghull. Maghull North station has been built off School Lane between Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail's Northern line. It is...
A 23-day transformation of Liverpool Lime Street has finished with the station now fully re-open to the public. During the project engineers replaced almost 2,000m of track, redesigned and lengthened platforms and built two new ones: platforms 7 and 8. A...
Fundraisers will be joined by Network Rail directors and so far unnamed politicians at a charitable station sleepout on January 31. Four stations are taking part in the event, which is being organised by Railway Children: Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly,...
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...
Emergency crews from BTP and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have had their names cast on two nameplates on an East Midlands Trains’ (EMT) HST powercar in recognition of their brave work to contain the Nottingham station fire. On January 12,...

Gold Standard for Games Trains

Railways have been praised for rising to the challenge of delivering 1000s of sports people and spectators to and from the 2012 Olympics in London and associated venues across Britain. Over five million people used the railway, an increase of...
Alex Nelson’s eureka moment came to him when he was on the Durham to Newcastle train, stopping at the then defunct Chester-le-Street station. He recalls that moment in November 1998. ‘The station was all boarded up and derelict and unloved...
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...
Fire fighters were called to tackle a major fire at Nottingham railway station on January 12. Flames were seen from the Grade two-listed station and plumes of smoke filling its concourse. Station manager East Midlands Trains (EMT) said that the building...
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Abbey Wood station is now open

Abbey Wood station has now opened to Southeastern passengers. Delivered by Network Rail as part of the Crossrail project, the station will become part of the Elizabeth line from December 2018 when passengers from Abbey Wood will be able to...
London’s Paddington station has seen a sharp increase in retail sales over recent months, rising by 40 per cent between April and June 2017. This comes as the Paddington Lawn development is completed. The £13 million upgrade commenced in July...
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...
New images have been released revealing what Leeds station could look like following a £500 million improvement scheme. Released as part of the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, the images bring to life the Leeds Station Board's ambitious plans to connect...

RailStaff December: Railway royalty

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Christmas work