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What Is Going On with Avanti West Coast?

What Is Going On with Avanti West Coast?

Avanti West Coast has been in the news, more so than other TOCs during this period of rail strikes. Jonn Elledge looks into what's going on.

Some Potential Winners of ‘Reversing Beeching’

Some Potential Winners of ‘Reversing Beeching’

Jonn Elledge considers some of the railway lines that were cut due to the Beeching Report that might reopen under Restoring Your Railway.

Not Calling At…

Not Calling At…

Jonn Elledge wonders what the largest city in Great Britain is that doesn't have a direct rail link to London and what even is a city?

British Steel Extends Network Rail Supply Contract

British Steel Extends Network Rail Supply Contract

British Steel has been awarded another major rail contract extension by Network Rail, retaining its position as principal supplier to the company.

Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Jonn Elledge looks at the story behind Andy Burnham's pointed comments about the exorbitant costs of rail fares in Britain.

Rail Technology Venue Saxony: A Branch Hotbed of Innovation in Germany

Rail Technology Venue Saxony: A Branch Hotbed of Innovation in Ge...

The global players Alstom, Stadler, Goldschmidt Thermit, and Kirow Ardelt characterise the rail technology venue in Saxony.

Some Places Crossrail Won’t Go

Some Places Crossrail Won’t Go

In this month's column, Jonn Elledge ponders the many places Crossrail could have gone, with decreasing plausibility.

No Train, No Gain?

No Train, No Gain?

Jonn Elledge muses whether train operating companies currently have a perverse incentive to avoid running more services.

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