Avanti West Coast joins railway community to celebrate 175 years of Lakes Line

Avanti West Coast has teamed up with the local community based around Oxenholme station to celebrate the opening of Cumbria’s railways 175 years ago. Working in partnership with Community Rail Cumbria, Lakes Line Rail User Group (LLRUG), industry partners and...

Brave Freya, nine, has train named in her honour by Great Western Railway

Young Freya Bevan today unveiled a train named in her honour as Great Western Railway paid tribute to her unstinting bravery. The nine-year-old, who is currently battling a third brain tumour, unveiled Intercity Express Train number 800317 at London Paddington...

Contractors uncover ‘hidden treasure’ during March rail station redevelopment

Contractors carrying out improvements at March rail station have unearthed an ancient ticket ledger from when the station first opened over 130 years ago. The ledger, dated April 1885, contains carefully hand-written entries of all the passenger luggage and parcels...

Keith Williams calls on government to seize the moment and implement fares reform

Keith Williams, Chair of the Williams Rail Review and former boss of British Airways, has warned that it’s now or never to radically overhaul and simplify Britain’s confusing and outdated rail fares system. Speaking at an industry event (20 September)...

RSS moves Merseyrail 507 unit to Newport for disposal

A three-car train heading down the M6 and M5 motorways perhaps raises questions in the minds of passing drivers: why are they on the motorway and where are they going?  This was part of a complex move by Railway...

Youth Snowboarder secures support with QTS Sponsorship

A champion snowboarder from Steyning, West Sussex, will take a step towards his goal of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics and X-Games after securing further support from QTS Group’s Youth Athlete programme. Charlie Lane joins 13 other athletes from...

Network Rail replans work at Craven Arms level crossing

Craven Arms level crossing will remain open as often as possible as Network Rail starts work to fit three miles of brand-new track through the Shropshire village. Originally, the level crossing had been planned to temporarily close for two months...

South Western Railway partners with Missing People charity

South Western Railway (SWR) has partnered with Missing People, becoming a part of the charity’s ‘Safeguarding Briefing Network’ (SBN). The initiative will see SWR, along with a network of other organisations, receive notifications from Missing People when there is a...

Hit railway TV series showcases history of iconic North East landmark

In tonight’s episode (Monday, 13 September) of ‘The Architecture the Railways Built’, presenter Tim Dunn explores the history of Newcastle’s High Level Bridge which spans the river Tyne. The Grade I listed structure opened in 1849 and was designed by...

New Greater Anglia trains on new routes

More rail passengers in Essex are able to travel on new trains as Greater Anglia’s state-of-the-art electric commuter trains entered passenger service on two new routes. The new trains went into service on the Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze branch lines on...

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A first look at the Stadler plant where the new Metro fleet is being made

A team from Nexus has taken a first look at the Stadler factory in Switzerland where the Tyne and...