Today's Railways UK 252: February 2023

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The February 2023 issue of Today's Railways UK is full of interesting articles and features covering all aspects of Britain’s railways, plus all the very latest news from across Britain’s railway network. This month we look in depth at new trains on Britain’s railways, but we also include all our regular monthly sections covering light rail, heritage railways, preservation and railtours, with readers’ letters and our grumpy old man also in attendance.

Feature articles this month include:

An Afternoon at Ely: Mike Reynolds visits the Cambridgeshire Cathedral city to report on what trains can be observed on a typical day.

St Pancras to Kentish Town - in 1h55!: David Bosher takes a wander around South London with Thameslink, exploring the fascinating Wimbledon & Sutton line which was a relative latecomer to the network.

Riding the Welsh Marches: Hereford to Shrewsbury: Mark Lee Inman continues his trip north along the Welsh Marches Line, this time covering the 51miles from Hereford to the county town of Shropshire: Shrewsbury.

Just the Five that begin with "J": Anders Beavis Berry tours the country exploring all five stations that begin with the letter "J".

News stories this month include:

  • Strikes continue: No end in sight for RMT dispute
  • North's frustration at poor services aired at Select Committee
  • TPE Nova 3 sets launch on South Trans-Pennine
  • GWR ditches Class 769 project
  • Bedford-Bletchley replaced by buses as Vivarail goes into administration
  • Improved Avanti service from new timetable
  • Scottish rail strategy concentrates on trunk route improvements
  • DRS starts running new freight flow for Highland Spring
  • Barmouth Bridge reopened
  • New Southeastern timetable under way amid criticism
  • Passenger numbers reach 99% of pre-pandemic levels
  • Rail lines reopened at Carlisle after repairs
  • Volume of coal moved by rail on the up
  • Tyne & Wear Metro 555 on test in Switzerland
  • Metro trains return to South Shields
  • GBRf adds another 11 Class 66s
  • 150/0s transfer to Yorkshire
  • Centro green and grey livery for Class 323
  • Class 315 EMU is secured for preservation
  • Vintage Trains to celebrate Castle Class centenary with double-header

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