Welcome to Platform 5

Welcome to Platform 5 Publishing!

Browse our extensive range of transport books and DVDs from transport publishers, large and small, in the UK and overseas.

Keep right up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our in-house magazines – Today’s Railways UK and Today’s Railways Europe.

Subscriber and Mail Order accounts

Subscribers to either of our monthly magazines – TODAY’S RAILWAYS UK and TODAY’S RAILWAYS EUROPE – can access your subscriber discounts online but you will first need to obtain an access code from Platform 5 to activate your Subscriber Account. To obtain your code and set up your subscriber account simply send an email to orders@platform5.com

Non-subscribers are also invited to set up a Mail Order Account by requesting an access code from orders@platform5.com. We may from time to time offer exclusive discounts to Subscriber Account and registered Mail Order Account holders, especially in regard to clearance and sale items.

Subscriber Account and registered Mail Order Account holders can review their order history (including non-web orders) and are able to access certain items from our back catalogue that are not available to other website visitors.


In light of Government advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak, we took the difficult decision at the end of March to close our offices temporarily.

We also, reluctantly, took the decision to suspend publication of TODAY'S RAILWAYS UK and TODAY'S RAILWAYS EUROPE magazines. However, we are delighted to announce that we will be resuming production with the July-dated issues, due for publication on 8 June and 22 June respectively.

We appreciate that this has been and still is a difficult time for everyone and we would like to thank all our customers for their continued support for Today's Railways and Platform 5 Publishing. Subscribers to TODAY'S RAILWAYS will still receive the same number of issues, as all subscriptions have been extended by two months accordingly. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience at this difficult time.

Keep safe and we look forward to speaking with you again in the near future.

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