Passengers get a ticket to ride on a 21st century railway into South Wales

Today marks the successful completion of the first phase of improvement work for the huge rail investment scheme in the Newport area, which will enhance…

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VHF proves big success for Virgin

Since Virgin launched their Virgin High Frequency (VHF) service a year ago, resulting in a 30% step-up in train frequency and faster journey times, the…

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Rail industry recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours list

The UK rail industry is celebrating after  a number of high profile railway people received recognition in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Chiltern…

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HS2 delivers high speed plan to Adonis

Transport secretary Lord Adonis has received detailed plans for a second high-speed line from HS2, the company set up by ministers to identify a viable…

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Tornado to return to GCR

  March 2010 will see 60163 Tornado return to the Great Central Railway for a 3 week period. The A1 locomotive will be a star turn at the heritage line’s…

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Japan to commence work on maglev line by 2015

  Work on Japan’s Chuo Shinkansen, a maglev rail route between Tokyo and Nagoya, is set to commence in 2014 or 2015 according to Central Japan Railway…

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Government set to receive HS2 report this week

A detailed report on high speed rail routes is expected to be delivered to the government this week, although details will not be released until the spring….

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Great Central Railway takes delivery of turntable

  The Great Central Railway, which runs between Loughborough and Leicester, has taken delivery of a 60 foot turntable.  The turntable is to be situated…

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Japanese railway station cake shop proves huge success

The cake shop Rapport, meaning the bond of the human hearts, has proved a big success at JR’s Tokyo and Yurakucho stations. The shops, set up by…

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Tornado rescues London commuters

Approximately 100 commuters at London Victoria were rescued by A1 locomotive 60163 Tornado after severe weather, that brought chaos to the roads, disrupted…

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RMT confirms six more days of strike action in South Wales

RMT today confirmed six more days of signallers strike action and an overtime ban in the dispute over the imposition of new rosters linked to the opening…

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Network Rail award Reading train depot contract

Network Rail awarded the latest contract for its redevelopment of the railway at Reading this week, capping a successful year that has seen substantial…

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