Derby Set For £200 million Revamp In Summer 2018
NETWORK Rail and train operators are making plans to minimise disruption for passengers during the ‘once-in-a-generation’ replacement of track and signalling in and around Derby station next summer.
A 79-day programme of engineering works will start on July 22, 2018 requiring significant changes to timetables through to October 7.
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From Upminster To Upcycled: Vivarail's D-train
Ben Jones visits Long Marston to find out how redundant District Line trains are being rebuilt to provide cheaper and greener alternatives to brand new multiple units – and how Vivarail is looking to the future with new methods of propulsion.
Thameslink Franchise Not Delivering Value For Money
AN IN-DEPTH report by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise has revealed it has not delivered value for money as a result of high levels of passenger disruption.
Ro-railers Ahead Of Their Time Or Overtaken By Events?
A new type of vehicle for use on both road and rail was trialled in the early 1930s, but never caught on. Alan Dale considers whether early road-rail vehicles were too advanced for their time.
Count Down Getting Farringdon Ready For The Elizabeth Line
The first tunnel section of the Elizabeth Line – better known as Crossrail – is due to open next December between Paddington and Abbey Wood via Canary Wharf. Keith Fender has been given an exclusive tour of Farringdon, one of the major interchange points on the £16billion project
Tyseley Launches £3million Share Offer For New TOC
FROM the moment Tyseley unveiled its newly overhauled flagship locomotive No. 7029 Clun Castle at the end of October, fans of the Collett 4-6-0 began to ask when the famous BR(W) ‘Castle’will double-head with sister No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe on the main line.
RAIB Report Outlines Croydon Tram Operator's Safety Failings
THE crash of tram No. 2551 on a bend at Sandilands, Croydon on November 9, 2016 was, in all probability, caused by the driver suffering a micro-sleep during a 49-second period when the tram was passing through three consecutive tunnels in the hours of darkness.
Bredgar's Little Gem
Gareth Evans visits the Bredgar & Wormshill Railway to discover the latest developments at the 2ft-gauge line in Kent, run by a group of friends, and open once a month to the public.
East Coast Bailout Row Overshadows Minister Grayling's 'New Vision For Rail'
SECRETARY of State for Transport Chris Grayling has unveiled his vision for the evolution of passenger rail franchising in the UK.
A Narrow Gauge Railway Under South London
Keith Fender reports on the construction of the Northern Line extension to Battersea, which has necessitated the construction of a narrow gauge railway under south London – albeit a temporary one.
Five To Bid For £2.75bn Hs2 Train Contract
Five To Bid For £2.75bn Hs2 Train Contract
It's Strategy, Brute Force And Laser Focus. And It's All Women
It’s strategy, brute force and laser focus. And it’s all women.
Seven decades after the UK’s first national parks were created, our largest protected landscapes should nurture thriving biodiversity. How can we make them true havens for wildlife?
ROONEY'S RAMS REVIVAL
LUKE PHELPS LOOKS AT HOW WAYNE ROONEY IS SETTLING INTO MANAGERIAL LIFE AT DERBY COUNTY
Tastes change, but can nurseries deliver? Peter finds out
National Hill Climb Championships to be held on Winnats Pass
Only the hardest part of iconic climb will be used, reports Alex Ballinger
ROONEY CHUFFED TO LEAD THE RAMS
WAYNE Rooney vowed to leave ‘no stone unturned’ after being appointed Derby County manager on a permanent basis.
CLUB OF THE YEAR - ILKESTON CC
The Derbyshire club was only set up in 2017, but has quickly become a pillar of the community In association with Santini
BSH CUSTOM CHAMPS 2020 OVERALL WINNER - BEST CUSTOM
PICKING THE WINNER OF THE BEST CUSTOM CATEGORY IN THE 2020 BSH CUSTOM CHAMPS WAS SOMETHING I REALLY WOULDN’T’VE RELISHED DOING AS ALL THE BIKES (DANIEL’S IRONHEAD, GRAHAM’S XS, MARK’S TRIKE, AND MATT’S SPORTSTER) WERE ALL SO DAMN GOOD THEY WERE ALL, IN MY EYES, IN THE RUNNING. THE JUDGES, THOUGH, WERE UNANIMOUS IN PICKING MATT’S.
My Great Escape: A Walk Through Long Eaton
Our reader Elaine Argyle on why you should make time to visit the thriving town of Long Eaton
Mentor-Breeder's Strategy For Profitable Beef Farming
Johan Erasmus, who farms near Derby in North West, is one of the pioneers of the Boran cattle breed in South Africa. He uses his experience as a stud breeder and a commercial crop farmer to assist and mentor new farmers in a number of Southern African countries. Pieter Dempsey reports.