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Interested in all things steam, not that fussed about the diesels. I have been a volunteer administrator and moderator at RailAdvent since 2019

How to find out more about Ferriby embankment work

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Network Rail is inviting North Ferriby residents to find out more about £8m work to protect a railway embankment.

Grant Shapps gives green light for Phase 2 of East West...

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Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has approved Network Rail's application and grants permission for work to begin on Phase 2 of East West Rail.

Glasgow road to be closed as railway bridge works take place

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Network Rail has confirmed the road closure of Nitshill Road, south of Glasgow, while engineers carry out work to repair and strengthen the railway bridge.

RMT wants action from Freightliner over Coatbridge Terminal future

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Rail Union, RMT, has called on Freightliner Ltd and also the Scottish Government to take action to secure the future of Scotland's key rail freight terminal at Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire.

‘More Is Needed’… Transport For The North responds to new Government...

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Transport for the North has welcomed today's announced of the Government's £500 million fund to reverse some of the Beeching Cuts made 50 years ago.

Merseyrail raises thousands for Alder Hey Children’s Charity

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Merseyrail has announced that it has raised £41,000 for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in 2019 as its Charity of the Year.

Train enthusiast gets birthday surprise in Exeter thanks to Great Western...

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Train enthusiast, Ewan Kaczanow, enjoyed a birthday surprise with a VIP tour of Exeter St Davids station.

Yorkshire rail passengers given Pooch Pick Up on Blue Monday thanks...

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Rail users at Leeds were given a four-legged fillip today as part of a partnership between rail operator Northern and Pets As Therapy.

CCTV images released after SHOCKING incident involving railway staff

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British Transport Police has released CCTV images after West Midlands Railway staff were attacked in Birmingham.

Rail passengers to benefit as Class 442 trains are reintroduced

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South Western Railway has announced that passengers will benefit from the refurbished 'Class 442' trains.

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Book Review: Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters

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Block Bells, Buttons and Dusters was released a few months ago from publishers Chime Whistle Publishing and is a pictorial record of some of the signal boxes across the mainline network.
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