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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...

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.

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. 

Historic locomotive built for the liberation of Europe to return to the Netherlands

A unique locomotive that helped to transport troops, munition and other essential cargo in support of the liberation of Europe is to return to its spiritual home in the Netherlands.

Union Pacific unveils special locomotive in honour of armed forces

UP No. 1943, also known as 'The Spirit', was created in collaboration with military veterans who work for the company and in respect of the number of ex-Forces personnel that have or currently work for UP.

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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged...