ORR Publishes National Rail Trends Yearbook 2009/10

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has today published its national rail trends yearbook for 2009/10. The yearbook highlights a wide range of the latest…

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Japan’s record loan keeps India’s freight network on track

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan with the government of India this week to help develop the country’s freight rail…

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Newspaper’s anniversary marked by naming

National Express East Anglia has marked the 125th anniversary of the Evening Star newspaper in Ipswich by naming a Class 90 electric locomotive, ‘The…

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Station staff are just the ticket

Crewe and Preston have come top of an independent national poll of ticket buying facilities at rail stations. They were the only two stations managed by…

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Eurotunnel awarded a sixth consecutive Green Flag, recognising its efforts to protect the environment

Today, (Wednesday 28 July 2010) Eurotunnel is being presented with the Green Flag Award® which recognises the best managed green spaces in England and…

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Size matters for the dreaded midge

Research with First Monster Challenge Competitors Suggest Midges Prefer Tall Men and Large Women Competitors at the 2010 First Monster Challenge, a 120km…

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Tornado expected to return on 14th August

Following its recent failure, the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust says that 60163 Tornado should return to the mainline on August 14th. As a precautionary measure…

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Work gets under way on station transformation

Two and three quarter million passengers a year in Bolton rely on rail – and now they are set to benefit from a major project that will completely…

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Turning the clock back

Not so long ago, industrial locomotives could be found in factories, coal plants and steel works all over the UK. However as heavy industry contracted…

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A partnership approach

The second Network Rail Partnership Awards took place at the NEC’s Metropole Hotel on 15th July. Representatives from around 400 suppliers gathered for…

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First ORR Health and Safety report – Britain has one of Europe’s safest railways, but there can be no room for complacency

Britain has one of the safest railways in Europe, but some underlying safety trends warn that there can be no room for complacency, Ian Prosser, the Office…

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10,000 Lorris off the road with Bristol’s new freight terminal

Red, white and also green – these are the new colours for the 8.96m bottles of wine, which will be wheeled into Bristol by trains every year.  This…

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