Today's Railways UK 223: September 2020

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The September 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 sections dedicated to heritage and preservation, light rail, railtours, readers’ letters, our grumpy old man and much, much more!

News stories include:

  • Non-essential travel ban lifted in England
  • Government looks to restore full service in September
  • Crossrail delayed again
  • Trans-Pennine electrification boost
  • Test trains use new platform at Stevenage
  • LNER retires further Class 91s
  • Reprieve for East Midlands Railway’s HSTs as Skegness summer trains begin
  • West Midlands Class 196 on first test runs
  • Avanti Class 221 refresh
  • Class 142 Pacers return to service with Northern
  • Greater Anglia Class 720s on the West Coast Main Line
  • Transport for the North and Northern launch flexi season tickets
  • Transport Focus calls for fares reform.
  • Emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams
  • Blackpool tramway resumes operations
  • Bristol Biomethane Ultra Light Rail launched
  • Sir Lamiel’ and Kolhapur’ to return to the main line
  • New hybrid diesel locomotives for Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • New tourist train service on the Settle & Carlisle Line

Feature articles include:

The Tyne & Wear Metro at 40: Robert Pritchard looks at some of the key events in the 40-year history of the Tyne & Wear Metro and talks to Nexus’s Chief Operating Officer about recent challenges faced by the system and about what the future holds with the new trains on order from Stadler.

Spotlight on Leicester: Chris Booth travels to the East Midlands and describes the vibrant rail network and motive power scene to be found in and around Leicester.

Railway Stations With Three Letter Names: There are just ten stations on the British railway network that have only three letters in their name. John Binch surveys this eclectic collection and discovers small doesn’t always mean insignificant!

The Spa Valley Railway: Ryan Hall is our guide to one of Britain’s newer heritage railways; the Spa Valley Railway linking Eridge with Tunbridge Wells.

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