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Volunteer writer and administrator at RailAdvent.

iPhone app gets ticket download upgrade from Greater Anglia

Earlier this year the Greater Anglia app was upgraded on Android devices to offer 'Remote Ticket Download' and this new feature is available on iPhones.

Network Rail opens applications for apprenticeship scheme for the Wales and...

Network Rail has announced that applications for its apprenticeship scheme are now open for a March 2020 start on the Wales and Borders region.

Norwich to Sheringham line sees new Greater Anglia trains enter service

Yesterday (6th November) saw the first of the brand new Greater Anglia trains travel on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham.

Weekday advance tickets more than halved on Heathrow Express

The Heathrow Express which runs between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport has announced that its one-way advance tickets will be available every day of the week from £5.50 one way.

New plans for rebuilding of Birmingham Railway Station

Plans have been revealed of how an upgrade to Perry Barr station in Birmingham could look. A new rail and bus interchange is planned as part of the regeneration of the area.

Victoria line to benefit from increased peak services

Transport for London has announced an increase in services on the Victoria Line benefiting thousands of passengers on the London Underground every day.

Book Review: Great Western Pannier Tank Classes

Released a few weeks ago, this new book from publishers Pen & Sword is probably best described as the encyclopedia of the Great Western Pannier Tank.

RailAdvent Website – Looking ahead into 2020 and beyond

As you may have noticed from our announcements, this week saw an upgrade to the systems which run the RailAdvent website.

Five hours of delays on West Coast main line as lorry...

The West Coast main line suffered delays of more than 5 hours yesterday after a lorry became wedged on a bridge near Galgate in Lancashire.

Support Railway Children charity through London Overground ticket machines

Transport for London has announced that passengers using ticket machines at London Overground stations can now make an optional donation to the Railway Children charity.

RailAdvent – Great Western Pannier Tank Classes Book Giveaway

This month, we are giving you the chance to win our review copy of the Great Western Pannier Tank Classes Book by David Maidment, published by Pen & Sword.