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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.

New key workers timetable coming into effect this week from Northern

Northern has announced that new amended timetables will come into effect from Monday 30th March 2020 to help keep key workers on the move.

370,000 tonnes of freight moved by rail in a week in...

Network Rail has announced that their key workers have enabled 370,000 tonnes of freight to be moved from London and Cornwall and into Wales to support the economy, the NHS, petrol stations and food in shops.

Coronavirus: How are train operating companies affected? – Saturday 28th March...

As coronavirus carries on sweeping the UK, many train operating companies have chosen to implement a reduced timetable.

Coronavirus: The full list of railways affected – Saturday 28th March...

Here is the full list of heritage railways, railtour companies, and other railway clubs affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Bridge to be replaced on Cumbrian Coast line after storm damage

Network Rail is advising passengers to plan ahead as repairs to the Cumbrian Coast line take place after the sea wall was battered by storms.

Appeal launched for ex-railway signalmen to return to work

Network Rail is appealing to former signallers in Yorkshire to make sure the railway can continue running during coronavirus crisis.

Porterbrook receives Best Companies star rating

Porterbrook has announced that it has been accredited as of the Midlands' top companies to work for.

Work to improve this Lincolnshire railway level crossing starts next month

Network Rail has announced that work to improve a railway level crossing in Lincolnshire will start next month to make sure it can carry on operating reliably for years to come.

Govia Thameslink set to introduce new Coronavirus timetable from next week

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that it will further reduce its train timetable from next week.

CAN YOU HELP: Ffestiniog Railway launches Emergency Appeal

One of those railways is the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, who have now launched an emergency appeal to the public to help.

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