a protective solution

It goes without saying that the railway relies heavily upon its supporting structures to ensure a safe and reliable service. Protecting steel bridges with…

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Snow bound

Those carrying out track maintenance on the Snowdon Mountain Railway are used to working in hostile conditions during the closed season. But this winter…

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Nothing lasts forever

Graeme Bickerdike reports… As a Yorkshireman with ‘Thrift’ for a middle name, today’s throwaway culture causes me much unease. There is a drawer…

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30 year Kent Rail Strategy Published

Network Rail has published the final version of the Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) for Kent, which sets out a 30-year vision to create a bigger and better…

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Network Rail given green light for National Centre at Milton Keynes

Plans to develop one of the most sustainable office buildings in the country were given the go-ahead as Network Rail’s new national centre received the…

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Eureka!

  Thousands of more seats, new services and faster journey times are just some of the benefits that ‘Eureka!’ ,the name given to East Coast’s…

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Wrexham and Shropshire launch their new trains

Travel journalist and former Monty Python star Michael Palin helped officially launch Wrexham and Shropshire Railway’s new trains into passenger…

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More jobs for the girls, says Rail Chief

Sexist and outdated public perceptions about job opportunities for women in the rail industry are a damaging barrier to building a bigger and better railway…

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Lord Adonis proposes longer rail franchises

Transport secretary Lord Adonis is proposing that in the future passenger rail franchises should run for at least a decade and maybe for as long as 22…

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8 out of 10 trains arrive on time despite extreme weather

Despite the severe weather over the past month, eight out of 10 trains still ran to time and almost 92%, or 19,000 each weekday, of scheduled services…

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77,000 passengers in the first month on Russian high speed Sapsan

The 17 January 2010 marked one month since the launch of the high-speed Sapsan train service between Moscow and St Petersburg. From 17 December 2009 to…

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Eurostar releases 2009 figures

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK and mainland Europe, today announced its annual figures for the year ended 31 December…

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