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Victoria Thompson

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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

West Midlands railway strike action set to take place

RMT has announced that it’s strike action on West Midlands Railways is set to continue tomorrow.

GB Railfreight sponsor Under 8 football team

GB Railfreight has announced that they have sponsored Whitley Bay F.C. Juniors under 8s Juve.

Merseyrail launches smoking ban at all stations

Merseyrail has announced it is introducing a smoking ban at all stations on its network from 1st December.

Train services resume between Long Eaton and Derby after flooding

East Midlands Railway has announced that the railway line between Long Eaton and Derby has reopened following severe flooding.

Stadler signs $600m contract for new trains in America

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and Stadler have announced that they have signed a contract for the delivery of 127 METRO trains with two options for 25 additional trains each.

One third of Northern’s brand new trains now in service

One-third of brand new trains are now in service for Northern - getting passengers to where they need to be in more comfort than ever before.

Flooding to affect train services in South Yorkshire this weekend

Flooding at Kirk Sandall continues to cause delays and cancellations across parts of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Humberside.

MAJOR DISRUPTION: Long Eaton rail services expected to be disrupted all...

Rail passengers using trains between Long Eaton and Derby are being warned to expect disruption all day today after heavy rain caused flooding to the railway Draycott, near Long Eaton.

Smart Cards for train travel introduced across the South East

Rail passengers in the Southeast can now save time by using smartcards in place of paper tickets across the Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Southeastern networks.

Appeal launched after assault on train in North Yorkshire

British Transport Police detectives are appealing for witnesses after an assault at Thornaby station, North Yorkshire, which left a man with serious injuries.

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