West Coast Railway operations suspended by Network Rail

West Coast Railway operations suspended by Network Rail

2 April 2015

NETWORK Rail has served an unprecedented blanket ban covering all West Coast Railway Company operations amid safety concerns. It has left the short term of future of many charter operations in disarray.

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Easter track works completed on schedule

Easter track works completed on schedule

7 April 2015

NETWORK Rail has completed a major upgrading and investment on the rail network over the Easter holidays, on schedule and on budget.

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Virgin, DRS and RM to run airshow charity special

Virgin, DRS and RM to run airshow charity special

31 March 2015

FOLLOWING last year’s successful collaboration between Virgin Trains, Direct Rail Services and The Railway Magazine running a charter train that raised £20,000 for the Royal British Legion, a second train is being planned to for August 22 that will visit the Bournemouth air show.

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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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