Today's Railways UK 220: April 2020

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The April 2020 issue of Today's Railways UK is packed with railway news from all over Great Britain plus comprehensive features and detailed coverage of UK rolling stock news. Also contains heritage and preservation news, light rail news, railtours, readers’ letters, our grumpy old man and much, much more!

News stories include:

  • Boris confirms HS2 to go ahead,
  • Alstom set to acquire Bombardier Transportation
  • Spring start for Grand Central Euston–Blackpool service
  • Storms Ciara and Dennis disrupt rail network
  • Stadler wins new Tyne & Wear Metro contract
  • Greater Manchester Mayor backs Stockport tram extension
  • TransPennine Express introduces Delay Repay 15
  • Class 91s for Midland Main Line testing
  • Dual fuel conversion for Class 73/9
  • GWR HST vehicles for store and scrap
  • First TfW Class 197s take shape
  • Introduction of Class 769s delayed again
  • National Railway Museum unveils new designs for Central Hall
  • Dartmoor Railway enters administration
  • D1062 reactivation work starts
  • Double-headed B1s for “Mayflower 400”

Feature articles include:

  • CAF’s Newport Factory Opens: Robert Pritchard reports on the official opening of the new CAF factory at Newport where Transport for Wales’s new trains will be built.
  • The East Lancashire Railway: Andy Chard looks at the history and current operations of the ELR and considers its future prospects.
  • Loco Haulage on the East Coast Main Line: Andy Flowers charts the history of loco haulage on the East Coast Main Line from steam days to the present day.
  • Rail Riders Back on Track: Alan Yearsley tells the story of British Rail’s iconic 1980s children’s club and talks to Simon Buxton of railway merchandise retailer Bufferbeam about his plans for the revived Rail Riders club.

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