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Roger Smith

I have had a life-long interest in railways, growing up just a few yards from the complex of sidings at Gloucester docks. My interest continued when I left school and joined the signal department of British Railways. I am a member of the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society and am a proof-reader for the society’s monthly magazine, the Railway Observer. I am also a keen photographer, and have had a number of railway photographs published.
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1,600 arrests in two years since the start of BTP’s County Lines Taskforce

This month marks two years since BTP set up a County Lines…

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Rise of Omicron results in passenger numbers falling to July levels

The emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant has resulted in passenger numbers…

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Christmas railway work in Bristol, Stroud and London planned to minimise passenger disruption

Essential engineering works on the railway in Bristol, Stroud, and London has…

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Oslo Metro to be modernised with a digital train control system

The Oslo Metro is to be modernised with the installation of a…

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Hertfordshire’s railway heritage on display at Hatfield station

Hatfield station is hosting an exhibition about the former branch line from…

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Improvements in access to platforms 8-11 at London Euston completed

Passengers using platforms 8-11 at Euston station now have more space to…

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Three new railway stations to be built in south Birmingham

Three new railway stations are to be built ready for the resumption…

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Network Rail surveying lineside trees in Wales to improve safety and biodiversity

Network Rail is surveying every mile of track in Wales to identify…

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c2c’s Smartcard can now be used for discounted and cheap weekend tickets

Availability of the c2c Smartcard now includes the cheapest weekend tickets, previously…

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Dumbarton Road bridge in Old Kilpatrick reopened after replacement

A bridge on the A814, Dumbarton Road in Old Kilpatrick between Glasgow…

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