Today's Railways UK 259: September 2023

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The September 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:

How GWR Operates its Varied Fleet: In our latest article exploring how different operators use their fleets, Robin James and Robert Pritchard look at the current operations of the varied Great Western Railway fleet that covers a range of inter-city, regional and local services across the south and south-west of England.

The End of Southern Steam: A Day Out by Steam and Diesel: David Bosher takes a trip to the south coast on a railtour organised to mark the anniversary of the end of steam on the Southern Region.

The Stour Valley Line: John Binch looks at the history and current operations of the Stour Valley Line, a vital rail artery in the West Midlands, which directly connects Birmingham with Wolverhampton.

News stories this month include:

  • Train operators consult on future of ticket offices
  • London Overground driver jailed over Enfield Town crash
  • Marsh Barton becomes Devon's newest station
  • New stations too for Thanet Parkway and Portway Park & Ride
  • Badgers sand historic brickwork delay Camp Hill reopening
  • Lumo train "close to overturning" in Peterborough incident says RAIB
  • ASLEF announces further overtime ban
  • New Piccadilly Line stock breaks cover
  • Bradford back in as Government starts reviewing Yorkshire HS2 options
  • HS2 bridge driven under WCML
  • TPE removes loco-hauled services from South TP route
  • LNER runs trial Azuma into London Liverpool Street
  • Delays with 197 deliveries force timetable change postponement
  • TfL and tram operators fined £14M for Croydon crash
  • DB Cargo dispenses with its Class 90s
  • Former Freightliner 86s exported
  • 93001 moved to Worksop
  • Two more heritage liveres as XC HSTs prepare for final weeks
  • EMR "Aurora" moved to Old Dalby for tests
  • WMT launch 730s ahead of autumn entry into service
  • Avanti IETs make first trip to North Wales
  • 777s introduced on Wirral Line
  • Severn Valley Railway considers sale of assets
  • Trains return to Snowdon Summit
  • "Mayflower" names as first guest for SVR's Autumn Steam Gala
  • Newly restored "Hastings" motor coach makes railtour debut

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