First new Class 800 IEP train arrives

First new Class 800 IEP train arrives

16 March 2015

THE first of a new generation of high-tech passenger trains that will transform of rail travel between Britain's towns and cities has arrived in the country.

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Major rail schemes set to disrupt Easter travel

Major rail schemes set to disrupt Easter travel

16 March 2015

THE cynics would say you know when Easter approaches as it becomes hard to travel to many places by rail!!

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Hitachi signs contract with Abellio Scotrail for 70 new EMUs

Hitachi signs contract with Abellio Scotrail for 70 new EMUs

11 March 2015

THE incoming Scotrail franchisee, Abellio, has signed a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe for the provision and maintenance of 70 new EMUs. The trains will be financed by Caledonian Rail Leasing.

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Feature Articles

New series: Quickfire interviews

New series: Quickfire interviews

8 August 2013

Starting in the September 2013 issue, Steven Knight grills rail industry decision-makers in quickfire interviews. No 1 – John Smith, boss of GB Railfreight.

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Treatment of Great Train Robbery driver

14 November 2013

I AGREE with what you say about the renaming of Train Robbers Bridge (Oct) but not what you say about the treatment of driver Jack Mills by British Railways after the incident.

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How a Virgin Pendolino got the X-Men branding

7 April 2014

Branding a train with a vinyl wrap or selective vinyl patches is a complex and interesting activity. Here for the first time, courtesy of Stewart Signs and Virgin Trains, is a speeded up stage-by-stage view of the process from the initial discussion and design stage to the application of the vinyls to the full sized train. Pendolino No. 390155 was launched into traffic by stars Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at London Euston on March 31.

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Current Issue: Mar 2015

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