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UK Railway Information

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SWR Class 701 Deliveries

SWR Class 701 Aventra Delivery Notes The first South Western Railway class 701 train was delivered to Eastleigh Works on 10th June, 2020. The new “Aventra” family of electric multiple units are being built by Bombardier at Derby Litchurch Lane and will be maintained at their home depots of Wimbledon and Feltham depots (Feltham still …

UK Rail Cancellation Codes

Train Cancellation Reason Codes UK The above table, lists all cancellation records listed on the Rail Record live train times website. The cancellation reason codes, which are 2 letters sent through TRUST train movement, the first letter is indicative of the cancellation type. Types of cancellation are detailed below by the bullet point list. Thereafter, …

Rail Replacement Bus Times Search with Rail Record

Searching Rail Replacement Bus Times with Rail Record Live Train Times With the recent Brighton Mainline engineering work last week causing chaos for commuters including smashed rail replacement buses hit by trees, and news of upcoming closures on the Seaford branch due to resignalling, here’s how you can search rail replacement bus times on Rail …

Guide to Network Rail Test Trains

Guide to Network Rail Test Trains Ever wondered how Network Rail manage and maintain the thousands of miles of railway line that make up the UK rail network? Thankfully, the majority of inspections of railway lines are carried out by specialist trains called test trains, reducing the need for walked inspections. Test trains are noticeable …

PERTIS Machines: What are they and where to find them

PERTIS Machines: What are they and where to find them PERTIS machines, an abbreviation of PERmit to travel Ticket Issuing System, are a piece of railway history that serve very little purpose today. Introduced on the British Rail network in 1988, there are around 135 PERTIS machines* currently installed, but they are very slowly disappearing …

What’s Next for Old Oak Common?

What’s next for Old Oak Common? For many years, Old Oak Common depot has played an important role in the daily operations of the Great Western Mainline. Old Oak Common opened in 1906 and was where many steam engines were maintained. Since its closure to steam in 1965, it has been primarily used as a …

Britain’s Busiest Railway Stations 2018

Britain’s Busiest Railway Stations of 2018 As the end of 2018 draws near, we take a look at the busiest railway stations in Great Britain, period 2017 – 2018. Below are the top 20 railway stations in the UK, with the highest number of passengers entering and exiting the stations. These figures do not include …