Today's Railways UK 267: May 2024

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The May 2024 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:

Signalling the End of an Era in the Hope Valley: Richard Horner visits two Hope Valley signal boxes in their final few days of operation and Robert Pritchard report from the opening of the new second platform at Dore & Totley as part of the Hope Valley Capacity Scheme.

GWR Fast-Charge Battery Trial Launches: Great Western Railway officially opened its 12-month fast-charge battery trial on the Greenford branch in West London in a high profile event on 15 March, as Robert Pritchard reports.

Gus Leads the Way at the Severn Valley: In February, Jonathan "Gus" Dunster was appointed the new full time Managing Director at the Severn Valley Railway. Gary Essex chats to Mr Dunster about how he took the job and the railway's plans for the year and challenges in the future.

An Afternoon at...Woking: Mike Reynolds continues his "Afternoon at" series with a trip to Woking.

South Western Railway Timetabling and Fleet Update: Steve Tyler, Performance & Planning Director at South Western Railway, gave a presentation to members of the RCTS Windsor & Maidenhead branch on timetabling and fleet matters, as Robert Pritchard reports.

Locomotive Services Limited: In Profile: Josh Brinsford takes a look at the history of Locomotive Services Limited, the train operating company founded by Jeremy Hoskins to run railtours using an extensive fleet of heritage steam, diesel and electric locomotives.

Linesiding the Berks & Hants Line: Stephen Dance recently published his book The Berks & Hants Line: 40 Yers from the Lineside!. Here, Stephen presents a selection of his photos that didn't find room in the book, from this most interesting of lines.

News stories this month include:

  • Transport for the North calls for Avanti to lose West Coast contract
  • Chiltern: Mark 5A sets on the way?
  • Alstom teams up with SLC Rail for new London to Wrexham service
  • ORR approves Grand Union Stirling service
  • TBMs complete their Chiltern Tunnel bores....
  • Government fires starting gun for Midlands Hub
  • "Void in ground" found following Grange-over-Sands derailment
  • ASLEF announces another round of strikes
  • Haxby station comes two steps closer
  • Wider concourses and new entrance planned for Waterloo
  • Line through Baildon remains closed
  • Varamis launches plans for the future at Liverpool Street
  • Blackheath tunnel to close for ten weeks
  • A new era for Supertram after 30 years
  • DB Cargo looks to offload more Class 60s
  • Another Euro 66 in service with GBRf
  • A further five Class 221s for CrossCountry
  • Chiltern celebrates Marylebone's 125th anniversary
  • EMR announces DMU and EMU fleet refurbishment plans
  • First Class 197s reach Ebbw Vale
  • Porterbrook acquires Class 379s as they are set for a new future with Great Northern
  • Merseyrail starts 8-car 777 operation
  • First exhibits in New Hall at Locomotion museum
  • No Wareham shuttle services this year
  • Great Central Railway to relocate its Loughborough shed
  • West Coast submits another application for an exemption as "Jacobite" suspended

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