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Docklands Light Railway industrial action suspended

Half of all Tube journeys across London now using Contactless payment

Transport for London has announced that half of all Tube and rail pay as you go journeys are now regularly made using contactless payment...
London Marathon

Success for c2c and London Marathon volunteers

c2c has announced that 150 London Marathon volunteers travelled on their own private c2c service to help them reach the course to make the...
ScotRail give travel advice ahead Stirling Marathon

Travel advice ahead of the Stirling Marathon

ScotRail has issued travel advice for passengers ahead of the Stirling Marathon on Sunday 29th April 2018. Passengers are being advised to plan their journey...
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Eastleigh Rail Community Officers win South Western Railway award

The Eastleigh station team is celebrating this week as their Rail Community Officers scooped a customer service award from South Western Railway. The Eastleigh Rail...
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Ticket Office Clerk wins top award

Railway staff at Liphook station are celebrating after their ticket office clerk scooped a customer service award from South Western Railway. Lynn Robertson was presented...
Isle of Man Government

Horse Tram Stables in Douglas bought for £600,000

The Horse Tram Stables at Tramway Terrace have been bought by the Department of Infrastructure from Douglas Borough Council (DBC) for £600,000. The purchase supports...
Hythe Station on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Fancy working for a steam railway in Kent? The Romney Hythe...

The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway have announced that they have two roles available as paid members of staff at the railway. The 15-inch gauge...
FirstGroup to help with children mental health

Child Mental Health advertisement campaign to be seen on UK transport...

A series of adverts are set to appear at train stations around the UK, all part of a new campaign designed to draw attention...
Steam locomotive no. 31806 on mainline test at Yeovil Junction

Steam locomotive No. 31806 to make history in Dorset this week

History will be made this week when Southern Railway 'Mogul' No. 31806 hauls a special excursion mainline passenger train between Yeovil and Weymouth for...
Class 700

Biggest ever timetable shake up from Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway has today told passengers to plan ahead for the biggest timetable shakeup in the UK rail history in a months time. As...
New train depot set to open in Greater Manchester in 2019

£46m Train Depot provides jobs boost in Wigan

Network Rail has announced that a new £46 million train depot is to be built in Wigan as part of the Great North Rail...
6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

Steam locomotive No.6430 announced as fourth guest for Cotswold Festival of...

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 64XX Class No.6430 will be the fourth and final visiting guest for...
Greater Anglia begins £40m upgrade on Norwich Crown Point depot

Greater Anglia begins work on £40 million improvement to Norwich depot

Greater Anglia has announced that work to prepare Norwich-based Crown Point Depot for the new fleet of trains, which will serve Norwich from 2019,...
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway prepare to welcome back steam locomotive Katie

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway prepares to welcome back 122 year old...

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway are preparing to welcome back steam locomotive 'Katie', a 122-year-old steam locomotive, after an extensive restoration programme. From Sunday 6th...
Transport for London launch Priority Seating Week

Transport for London launch ‘Priority Seating Week’

Transport For London has launched its first 'Priority Seating Week' campaign to make travelling easier for those with conditions that aren't immediately obvious. This week...
Hurricane to visit the Mid Suffolk Railway Middy in the War 2018

Mid-Suffolk Railway announce exciting attractions for Middy in the War 2018.

The Mid Suffolk Railway have announced some exciting new attractions for its 2018 edition of 'Middy in the War'. Weather permitting, the MSLR will be...
Grand Central unveil William Shakespeare train

Grand Central unveil ‘William Shakespeare’ train

Grand Central has lifted the curtain on their special 'William Shakespeare' train this week on the Bard's birthday. This comes after the announcement of Europe's...
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RMT confirm ScotRail CCTV Strike Action

The rail union, RMT, has today announced that members will be taking strike action at Paisley and Dunfermline in a dispute over staff reductions...
9F No.92134 Leaving for North Yorkshire Moors Railway // Credit 92134 FB Page

Steam locomotive No.92134 moves to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The 92134 Facebook page has announced that 9F No.92134 has been loaded onto a lorry for transport to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR). Leaving...
P2 steam locomotive release appeal to buy motion for 2007 Prince of Wales

Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive sees donations pass £2 million

The P2 Steam Locomotive Company, who is building No. 2007 Prince of Wales, has announced that the locomotive is 40% funded, just 4 years...
Midland Mainline set for major upgrade

PLAN AHEAD: Major upgrades to Midland Mainline taking place this weekend

Network Rail is urging passengers to plan ahead as Network Rail carries out improvements in the East Midlands. On Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th...
Portbury to visit the Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest Railway announce second visiting steam locomotive to Royal Forest...

The Dean Forest Railway has announced the second visiting steam locomotive for its Royal Forest of Steam event in June. Courtesy of the Bristol Harbour...
60163 "Tornado" at Nene Valley Railway on April 22nd 2017 // Credit Jamie Duggan, RailAdvent

Nene Valley Railway postpones steam locomotive ‘Tornado’ visit for Tornado 10

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has sadly announced today that they have postponed their Tornado 10 event. Tornado Most readers will know by now about Tornado's...
Class 504 Preservation Society

Class 504 Preservation Society – 21st April 2018 Working Party update

The Class 504 Preservation Society have released a quick update as to what work went on during their Working Party on the 21st April...
Wadebridge at the Mid Hants Railway

Can you help the Mid Hants Railway and their steam locomotive...

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR – The Watercress Line) have created a BT MyDonate page in order to raise funds for their Wadebridge project. Background Information Southern...
Tornado passes No. 8572 at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway

A further update on steam locomotive No. 60163 ‘Tornado’

Following on from Tornado's failure on 'The Ebor Flyer' at Sandy last Saturday, the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust have issued another update as to...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

No railtours in the near future for steam locomotive No.60009 ‘Union...

The group looking after the Facebook page for 60009 'Union of South Africa' have announced that, due to firebox issues, No. 60009 will not be...
No. 45212 arrives at Ingrow West on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

Steam locomotive No. 45212 to return to Keighley and Worth Valley...

This afternoon, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway have announced that steam locomotive No. 45212 will return to its home line for their 50th...
3473 "County of Middlesex // Credit Churchward County Trust Collection

Churchward County Trust (steam locomotive No.3840 “County of Montgomery”) – Project...

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of a Project Information last week. This week we are looking at another Great Western...
Virgin Trains with Wolverhampton Bobsled Team

‘Cool Run’ for Virgin Trains and Wolverhampton Bobsled Team

The mother of an inspirational teenage cancer sufferer has travelled to London with Virgin Trains to continue fundraising efforts to fight the disease. Jane Sutton,...
Hele Flooding

Network Rail planning flood alleviation scheme for Hele

Network Rail has announced that it is planning to carry out a flood resilience project around Station Road in Hele. Flood has been a long-term problem...
Farewell Earl

Farewell to steam Locomotive ‘Earl of Merioneth’ staff train raises £3,200...

On Sunday 8th April 2018, staff and volunteers from the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway took steam locomotive 'Earl of Merioneth' for one last...
Epping Ongar Railway welcomes steam locomotive No. 3837

Epping Ongar Railway give new home for steam locomotive No. 3837

The Epping Ongar Railway has announced that it has given steam locomotive No. 3837 a new home. The new home will allow for its continued...
No. 6 Samson on test

WORLD FIRST: Hop on board steam locomotive ‘Samson’ live at the...

Tomorrow sees the return of steam locomotive 'Samson' to the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, and to celebrate, they are doing something a bit...
Docklands Light Railway industrial action suspended

Docklands Light Railway industrial action called off

Transport for London has today announced that the planned industrial action that was set to take place on the Docklands Light Railway between Friday...
No. 3 Sir Haydn returns to the talyllyn railway

Steam locomotive No.3 ‘Sir Haydn’ arrives back at the Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway have announced that steam locomotive No.3 'Sir Haydn' has arrived back at its home railway after a successful overhaul. The locomotive has...
Extra Aberdare services from Arriva Trains Wales into Cardiff

Extra Sunday Aberdare services for Arriva Trains Wales passengers

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that they will be running four more Sunday services between Aberdare and Cardiff on a permanent basis. The introduction of the...
Virgin Trains azuma on test at Sunderland and Lincoln

Virgin Trains ‘Azuma’ visits Sunderland and Lincoln

Virgin Trains' new state of the art Azuma train has made its first visit to Sunderland and Lincoln this week as preparations gather pace...
75079 // Credit Tim Beere MHR

Can you help the Mid Hants Railway and their steam locomotive...

The Mid Hants Railway (MHR – The Watercress Line) have created a BT MyDonate page in order to raise funds for their Standard 4 Project. Background Information The Mid...
73210 Selhurst arrives at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Class 73 locomotive arrives at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway has today announced that Class 73 locomotive No.73210 “Selhurst” has arrived at the railway. The hope is that this locomotive can...
musical steam train at Swanage

Musical steam train steams into Swanage for 2018

The Swanage Railway will be running the 'Sounds of Summer Musical Express' steam train this June and will take you back to the hits...

Great Western Railway name train after Bristol heroes

Great Western Railway has paid tribute to Bristolians Bob Woodward and Elizabeth Ralph by naming one of their new Intercity Express Trains after the pair. Bob...
Great Western Railway launch mobile ticketing app

Great Western Railway launch mobile ticketing app

Great Western Railway has announced that it has launched it has mobile ticketing app from today (19th April 2019). This means you can go from...
Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society No. 828 at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Parts of steam locomotive boiler stolen from Ropley Works

On the night of the 17th April 2018, parts of a steam locomotive were stolen from the Ropley Works on the Mid Hants Railway...
Jools Holland

Jools Holland boards Platform 88 with Transport for London

Transport for London has announced that Jools Holland has launched the second #Platform88 piano as the partnership between Yamaha and Transport for London brings...
Cambridge rail station

Cambridge Railway Station becomes drop-off point for city food bank

Greater Anglia has announced that Cambridge Railway Station has become a drop-off point to help Cambridge City Food Bank help people in need of...
34081 "92 Squadron" on Wansford Turntable, NVR // Credit Jamie Duggan

Steam locomotive No.34081 ’92 Squadron’ to visit the North Yorkshire Moors...

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that Bulleid Pacific steam locomotive, No. 34081 '92 Squadron' will be visiting the line for their Annual...
Network Rail provides free safety sessions to schools on the dangers of the railway

Students around the UK learn how to stay safe on the...

Network Rail has announced that more than 60,000 young people across the UK have taken part in a live interactive broadcast to help keep...
Credit: Greater Anglia

RMT confirm more strike action with Greater Anglia

The rail union, RMT, has today announced further strike action with Greater Anglia in a fight over rail safety and the role of the...
c2c // Credit: Railway News

c2c to run extra services ahead of London Marathon

Train operating company, c2c, has announced that it is running more services, longer trains and providing free travel for runners this Sunday for the...

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