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Churnet Valley Railway to reopen on 1 August

The heritage Churnet Valley Railway has announced that it will reopen on 1 August 2020 with a post-Lockdown steam-hauled train timetable, refurbished coaches and, for ‘one- night- only’, a special curry train.  As the...

National Railway Museum announces reopening dates

The National Railway Museum is reopening after 119 days of lockdown. Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, will reopen on Tuesday 28 July and the main National Railway Museum site in York the following week,...

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to hold Bank Holiday gala online

The current lockdown due to Coronavirus is having a major impact on heritage railways.  Events have been cancelled, depriving both enthusiasts of a great day out and also the railways of critical income. However,...

Reversing Beeching

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called for some 'beechinged' lines to be reopened - but which ones? Reopening a closed railway line is expensive and requires a lot of planning and financial justification. Local...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District. The stairs and overbridge were strengthened and the 157-year-old steel structure has been grit blasted...
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Video: Reopening Queensbury Tunnel

In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with the completion of on-site investigations by engineers acting for Bradford Council. Once complete, their study will inform decision-making about the viability of repairing the tunnel – parts of which are in […]

Building a world heritage tunnel in Switzerland

Adding a second tunnel bore to the Swiss railway that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

New lease of life for 134 retired trams in Victoria

Prospective parties have been asked to explain how they would restore, repurpose and maintain one of 134 retired trams as bidding for the iconic fleet is set to begin.
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Video: Rhondda Tunnel Detailed Examination

In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the completion of a detailed examination into its condition. Connecting two former coal mining valleys, it’s hoped that Rhondda Tunnel will boost the local economy by enticing tourists and creating jobs. But […]

108-year-old rubber-tyred monorail system re-opened in India

A 108-year-old rubber-tyred monorail system has been launched for passenger journeys in India. 

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Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

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RUOK Today?

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Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

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