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Railway Benefit Fund launch rail photography challenge

Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) is putting its 2023 calendar, sponsored by TES 2000. This year the theme is historical moments in rail and they are looking for images to mark these moments.

Photographs RBF is looking for include the stations, structures, locos and lines that have made their mark on railway history. They include, The Flying Scotsman, East Cliff Funicular Railway, Ballochmyle Viaduct, BR Standard Class 2MT and LNER Class A4 4-6-2 ‘Mallard’ and more

Kent & East Sussex Railway joins ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign

The Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&EASR) is joining forces with other heritage railways in a six-week summer campaign to raise awareness of their importance as a tourism destination, educating and telling the story of Britain’s railways, whilst also providing local jobs and volunteer community engagement. 

Hundreds of rail staff volunteering to help visitors travelling to the Commonwealth Games

More than 300 volunteers from across the rail industry will be helping visitors travelling by train to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues.

They’ll assist passengers making the huge number of extra journeys expected across the West Midlands during the 12-day sporting spectacle which starts next Thursday (28 July).

One hundred and fifty Network Rail employees and more than 150 people from train operators and companies have volunteered to support passengers at key stations throughout the Games.

RIA welcomes Transpennine Route Upgrade announcement

RIA has said the announcement of an increase in the investment to complete the TransPennine route upgrade (TRU) is very welcome, providing certainty for the suppliers working on this project and increasing capacity, speed and reliability for future passengers and freight users.

New £3m Metro bridge moved into place in North Tyneside

A new £3m Metro bridge has been successfully installed in North Tyneside.

The bridge, which will carry Metro services over Tanners Bank in North Shields, was carefully lowered into place using a giant crane on Wednesday night, July 20.

The 70-tonne steel bridge deck was hoisted up before being secured to its new concrete abutments, which had been installed in the days leading up to the big lift.

Rail services prepare for strike next week

Rail operators are preparing their customers for next week’s RMT strike, issuing warnings and informing of adjusted timetables.

As some railways warned their services were not fully back on line, such as LNR, following record-breaking temperatures which saw services brought to a standstill, rail bosses were already telling the public to prepare for the impact of industrial action.

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