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Michael Holden

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

Mini Police from Somerset meet the big cops

Rail Week 2019 brought a special opportunity for Mini Police from Somerset Bridge Primary School in Bridgwater to travel by train to Bristol Temple...

Join Santa this year at The Watercress Line

The popular ‘Santa Specials’ at the Watercress Line are already selling fast, with some trains fully booked.

Nexus wins award for Spice Girls marketing campaign

Nexus has announced that it has scooped an award for the marketing and PR campaign it ran to encourage Spice Girls fans to travel to the concert at the Stadium of Light by Metro.

Top award for Network Rail’s IP Track team

Network Rail has announced that its Infrastructure Projects Track team has been awarded a Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council (BSC). The award...

Railway bridge overhaul between Southport and Wigan set to take place

Passengers in the North West are being warned by Network Rail about a five-day closure of the railway in November to renew a bridge over the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Steam locomotive heading for York this Saturday

Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland is on the mainline this Saturday, her first tour of the 2019 season.

Rail staff raise £13,000 for charity

Railway staff have surpassed their fundraising target for a youth charity after a series of events, including a team taking part in a 90-mile cycle ride.

Upgrade of Stetchford reaches major milestone

The upgrade of Stechford station in Birmingham to make it more accessible for passengers has reached a major milestone with the new footbridge and lift shafts now in place.

Changes to car parking spaces at Bedford station

Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway are reminding passengers that car parking at Bedford station will be reduced from Monday, 21 October until Sunday, 22 December.

Can you help build the South Wales Metro

Transport for Wales has announced that it is offering opportunities for local businesses to work in partnership with Alun Griffiths Ltd. to deliver the...