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No lookout present for 2 fatally injured track workers in South...

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released its interim report into a fatal accident including a train and 3 railway workers in Margam, South Wales.

Blackpool homelessness ambassador wins another charity award

Chris Conway, a relief signalman who works for Network Rail, has won an award for helping and supporting homeless people.

Virgin Trains trials onboard 5G Wi-Fi

Virgin Trains has announced that it is trialling 5G WiFi onboard trains on the West Coast Main Line.

Altered services over the festive period for passengers in East Midlands

Both Network Rail and East Midlands Railway are urging passengers to check before travelling over the festive period. This is due to the eight days of changes to services in the region that will occur.

Father Christmas and Carollers at Merseyrail

On Merseyrail, the festivities are in full swing with Father Christmas appearing alongside carol singers up and down the network this December.

Passengers advised to plan ahead as rail firms strike this weekend

Another rail strike will be taking place this Saturday, and train operators are warning passengers to plan ahead.

Faster journeys from Northampton to London thanks to new timetable

London Northwestern Railway has announced that Northampton passengers will benefit from faster afternoon services to London thanks to a new timetable which comes into operation this month.

Improvement work completed on Lewes to Seaford railway line

Rail passengers in Sussex passengers are now seeing the benefits of a significant upgrade after Network Rail finished replacing the signalling system from Lewes to Seaford.

BTP introduce safety measures as Bath Christmas Markets Open

As the Bath Christmas Market opens and crowds begin to flock into the city, the rail industry is urging passengers to travel with safety...

Cricklewood becomes Cricklemas team get into festive spirit

At the Thameslink station, Cricklewood, the 'Cricklewood Town Team', a community group, has recently been adding festive cheer to the fantastic artwork that has installed over the years.

LNER confirms last HST services ahead of retirement

London North Eastern Railway has confirmed what will be the last services using High-Speed Trains on the East Coast Main Line ahead of their retirement.

East Midlands Railway confirm January 2020 fares increase

East Midlands Railway has announced that their train fares will increase in January.  The 2.6% average increase is below the national average of 2.7%.

Christmas timetable announced for West Yorkshire rail passengers

Yesterday (Wednesday, 3rd December), Network Rail and Northern have announced their final plans for rail services on the 27th, 28th and the 29th December. These plans allow major improvement work to commence at Leeds station.

LNER HST Farewell Railtour Tickets avaliable

LNER have announced that tickets for the HST Farewell tour have gone on sale. The railtour is to mark the end of the Intercity 125...

Hull Trains employee wins top award

Hull Trains have announced that one of its employees that was a part of the rolling out the £60 million Paragon fleet has been recognised as the best rail project manager within the country at the national award ceremony.

First Pacers depart Northern FOR GOOD!

Northern has announced that it has withdrawn the first three pacers permanently. These have now left the Northern network for good.

Gillingham train depot cat goes missing – can you help?

Southeastern has announced that Gillingham depot's much-loved cat that they adopted has gone missing.

Change of operators for London Paddington to Reading trains this month

Transport for London has announced that, from the 15th December, the current stopper services between London Paddington and Reading will be operated by TfL Rail.

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version