News

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

THOUSANDS STRANDED AS POWER OUTAGE HITS CLAPHAM JCT

THOUSANDS STRANDED AS POWER OUTAGE HITS CLAPHAM JCT

30 April 2015

THOUSANDS of peak hour passengers have been stranded on trains after a power outage hit the Clapham Junction area this morning.

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Letters

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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Videos

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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