Environment project puts Pontarddulais station on the right track

Pontarddulais station has been given a major facelift thanks to a group of young people and local volunteers. The station, which is situated on the scenic…

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Train named in recognition of service improvements

Transport minister Chris Mole has named a National Express class 321 ‘The Essesx Commuter’ during a short ceremony at Liverpool Street station….

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Sexist and outdated public perceptions about job opportunities for women in the rail industry are a damaging barrier to building a bigger and better railway…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