More trains, but travel ban stays for now

MANY train operators have reintroduced more of the pre-pandemic services which had been suspended, but passengers are still being told that they should make only essential journeys and that face coverings remain compulsory. More people will need to travel to work, because most shops have been allowed to reopen in England

Monday essay: misplaced enthusiasm?

The Department for Transport is now considering no fewer than 50 suggestions for railways or stations to be reopened. MPs and local authorities have bid for a share of the second round of the Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’, and their ideas will be considered by a panel which includes

Nine railways you can enjoy a brew or pint at

The East Lancashire Railway’s The Trackside pub at Bury Bolton Street station (pictured) reopened on July 4. The line’s other pub, Buffer Stops at Rawtenstall, also reopened for business on the same day. MIKE KELLY While some heritage lines have yet to recommence their regular train operation, they have reopened their

Railways returning to action!

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Network Rail to celebrate 72nd birthday of NHS

STATIONS and bridges will be illuminated by Network Rail tomorrow night as a tribute to the National Health Service, whose 72nd anniversary falls this weekend. The NHS was created by the post-war Labour government and was launched on 5 July 1948, as the first service of its kind anywhere in the