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Our response report to the Which? super-complaint recommends a package of measures to deliver results for consumers…
Christmas only comes once a year, and the Ruislip Lido Railway will be running Santa Specials once again for the 2018 season. Santa Specials will be running on Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 22nd December 2018 Trains will be running regularly from 11:20 am until 5 pm. Ideally, you should allow between 1.5 and 2 hours for […]
Zoe Laughlin from Kings College London’s Institute of Making introduces a film on the amazing world of materials — she listens to crystals in metals, demonstrates the incredible properties of super conductors at low temperatures — and explains how material science will transform how we heal bones.
The hidden story of rail — from its manufacture at Tata Steel’s huge works in Scunthorpe, through to its management in track, the factors which reduce its lifespan and how it is ultimate removed and replaced.
This guide provides a summary of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS)…
Famous author, Chris Vine, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the popular series of railway books for children, Peters Railway. 2008 saw the first book published after the engineer’s love of trains, which saw him build his own miniature railway and model locomotive. It is this passion which lead him to write his own book […]
A model town in Wimborne has a separate model railway attraction. When it came time to upgrade parts of it, a Raspberry Pi was the natural choice In the beautiful town of Wimborne, very close to where The MagPi is made, is a superb model town that has existed for almost 70 years. It’s a […]
Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering, introduces this series of films and describes our commitment to supporting engineering education — within our own workforce and beyond.
Reports setting out how we consider HS1 Limited has performed, the work that has been done and the work we expect to undertake…
Hull Trains, the long distance train operating company, is celebrating 18 years since the first ever train departed from Hull, bound for London. Hull Trains is the UK’s smallest train operator and was born on the 25th September 2000. It served just over 80,000 people in its first year, providing East Yorkshire with a link […]
Over on the Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original Facebook group, photos have been shared showing the arrival of two guest steam locomotives for this weekends Gala. Steam locomotive ‘Douglas’ and 2857 both arrived at Newbridge yesterday ahead of the celebration weekend. Narrow gauge locomotive Douglas is visiting from the Talyllyn Railway. It will be […]
This film profiles Progress Rail’s manufacturing sites in Sandiacre and Beeston, Nottinghamshire. We see how fabricated switches and crossings are machined, welded and assembled — and how modular layouts are revolutionizing this process.
The annual report which we have produced on High Speed 1 (HS1) Ltd’s performance…
We’ve visited plenty of preserved railways and ridden in many timeless steam trains on our travels, usually as part of our annual holiday, but not this year. So to keep Mike happy Belinda allowed him an outing to the Watercress Line – the heritage Mid Hants Railway. It runs from Alresford to Alton along a […]
Switches and crossings play an essential role in connecting the rail network. We use them to guide trains from one track to another and to enable lines to cross paths. Put simply, they’re the junctions that allow us to create a multi-lined, multi-routed rail network. This is how they work.
Some early tickets for 2019’s steam gala are now on sale! 6-14 April 2019 will be a very special gala to mark 50 years since the preservation of the line with nine fantastic days of steam in the Valley of the River Dart. See our website for full details of this exciting event. There will […]
The Severn Valley Railway has announced that steam locomotive 70000 Britannia will be hauling passenger trains this weekend. 70000 Britannia will be hauling trains between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster and joins 43106, 50035 and 7714 on the locomotive roster. The ‘Britannia’ locomotive will be hauling trains under BS3, which is the 11:10 and 15:25 departures from […]
Our fleet of infrastructure monitoring vehicles inspect the network 24/7, in order to predict and prevent faults occurring. This film profiles the flagship New Measurement Train. A high-speed track inspector and test-bed for cutting edge technology, it’s the most advanced train of its kind in the world.
This document explains our assessment of Network Rail’s efficiency and wider financial performance across Great Britain as a whole, and separately for Scotland, Wales and each of its routes in..