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Who spotted Flying Scotsman pulling the Royal Train in June as part of Flying Scotsman’s 100th anniversary?
Our Air Operations team followed the train along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a very special visit from His Majesty The King.
A heartfelt signal box sign-off was just one of the memorable highlights from our August bank holiday rail works.
We switched on 116 digital signals on the railway across parts of south west London and Berkshire, as part of the four-year resignalling programme to improve reliability.
The Feltham Area Signalling Centre controlled the previous signalling system and track circuits, which tell signallers where trains are. The equipment dated back to 1974 so needed upgrading because it had become less reliable and harder to maintain.
East Coast Digital Programme
We successfully demonstrated that the new digital signalling system on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate was ready for passenger services.
A great milestone for the the East Coast Digital Programme in September …
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WWII in colour
The railway was a huge part of keeping Britain going in WWII, but it also had its own dark days …
A bomb hit London St Pancras station in 1941. National Railway Museum photo colourised by Royston Leonard, shared for remembrance in November.
Ticket to Ryde
Ryde Pier Head station on the Isle of Wight reopened on 10 July after vital upgrades – in time for the summer.
We strengthened the 143-year-old, 686-metre-long Victorian pier and returned the steel structure to its former glory.
Duchess of Sutherland
Who saw the Duchess of Sutherland passing through Kettering in Northamptonshire in December 2022?
We shared this pic in January and reminded you to keep your railway pics and videos safe and enjoyable with our helpful guidelines …
Spring rail works
We continued to work day and night on essential engineering works over the Easter bank holiday weekend to make improvements to the railway.
Why not have a go at creating your own railway scenes out of Lego?
We love this Lego creation by Jefry Been, inspired by Sheringham West signal box and devoted to his grandfather, who worked on the railway. Shared back in August.
Big day for the Cambrian Line
In August, four-car trains have returned to the Cambrian Railway Line for the first time in six years.
It’s thanks to a great team effort by the Local Railways Partnership by local teams at Network Rail and Transport for Wales. The partnership has enhanced rail journeys for you with support from The Cambrian Railway Partnership.
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