Japanese rail company helps passengers find love

On June 20th the East Japan rail company will run a special train aimed at single passengers looking for love. During the 4 1/2 hour journey single people…

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Ash cloud highlighted the need and potential for interconnecting European high-speed rail routes

  The recent Icelandic ash cloud, which brought flights to a halt over Europe, demonstrated the need and potential of interconnecting main European rail…

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Report says high-speed line could cost just £6bn by avoiding cities.

A new study has suggested that a high-speed link connecting Manchester and Birmingham with London could be built at a cost of just £6bn of public money….

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Olympic upgrade for Loughborough station

Loughborough station is to undergo a £7m package of improvements that will see its 2 main platforms doubled in length to 235m, enough to accommodate a…

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Steam to return to Birmingham New Street for the first time in over 40 years

On July 17th 6201 Princess Elizabeth will haul a Birmingham New Street to London Euston steam special and become the first steam locomotive to haul a train…

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Eurotunnel acquires GBRf

Groupe Eurotunnel has acquired the third largest British rail freight operator, GBRf, from international transporter FirstGroup plc. Jacques Gounon, Chairman…

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway becomes a steam line

On May 25th the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway launched their first resident steam locomotive, Ferrybridge 3, into service and Spencer Gibbens, Network Rail’s…

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You’ve been framed

When the railway’s march across the unspoiled British countryside was at its most vigorous in the 19th century, many of the time’s critical thinkers…

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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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