Go like the wind

In the quest for speed, streamlining has played an important role since the 1930s. The UK’s best known example is probably the LNER class A4 locomotives,…

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Keeping up with our past

“The Railway Heritage Trust (RHT) is not a preservation society!” Andy Savage, the RHT Executive Director is very firm on this point. Sitting in a…

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Derby Etches Park North depot officially opened

The new £22m Etches Park North depot, built specifically to maintain the fleet of  Meridians operated by East Midlands Trains,has been officially opened…

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Changes to rail services between Maryport and Workington

Northern Rail today advised passengers to be aware of changes to rail services between Maryport and Workington from Saturday 29 May. The Department for…

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Face lift for city centre rail bridge

A key railway bridge in Manchester city centre is getting a £600,000 facelift by Network Rail to keep it in prime condition for the next 25 years. The…

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Zero hour for King’s Cross as Transport Secretary opens new platfrom 0

Network Rail’s redevelopment of King’s Cross station reached another crucial milestone today with the official opening of Platform 0 by Transport Secretary…

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Northern line upgrade gathers momentum

Vital upgrade works completed during last weekend’s closure Tube Lines, the company responsible for the multi-billion pound upgrade of the Jubilee, Northern…

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Waverley’s Princes Street enterance plans take the final step

Network Rail’s plans to overhaul Waverley Station’s entrance from Princes Street have been given the green light by the Scottish Government. The proposals…

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‘Sir Nigel’ marks its return at the final weekend of Spring Steam Gala

There is still one more weekend to go for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Spring Steam Gala, which has been taking place in May, and one famous locomotive…

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Northern secures two year franchise extension

Northern Rail today announces that it has secured a two-year extension to its franchise after beating performance targets for its 2,500 daily train services…

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DLR operator fined £450,000 for failing to stop a train after a passenger fell onto the track

Serco Limited (Serco) the operator of the Docklands Light Railway were today fined £450,000 and ordered to pay £43,773 costs, following a prosecution…

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Saving money at the weekend

Weekender Ticket Makes Visiting Friends Easier With the weather improving as we enter summer, many will be taking the opportunity to visit friends in London…

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