London Waterloo

  • Rail staff perform ABBA hit for Waterloo Station’s 175th anniversary

    Rail staff perform ABBA hit for Waterloo Station’s 175th anniversary

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    A choir of rail workers sang the ABBA hit of the same name at Waterloo Station to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

  • Britain’s most and least-used railway stations revealed

    Britain’s most and least-used railway stations revealed

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    The most used station served over 40 million passengers. The least used only recorded 40.

  • New LED passenger information screen on trial at London Waterloo

    New LED passenger information screen on trial at London Waterloo

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    London Waterloo is trialling high-definition customer information display screens to provide passengers with better quality train running information.

  • NR annual report highlights delivery successes – but debt grows again

    NR annual report highlights delivery successes – but debt grows again

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    NEW and expanded stations, electrification schemes and capacity for an additional 3,000 trains a week are all highlighted as successes in Network Rail’s 2018/19 annual report.  The year to March 31, 2019, saw £7billion invested in targeted improvements to the British rail network, and although many of those were delayed, the benefits of various major…

  • ‘Royal Windsor Steam Express’ to return in 2020

    ‘Royal Windsor Steam Express’ to return in 2020

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    Regular steam operation will return to London Waterloo in 2020 after Steam Dreams confirmed its ‘Royal Windsor Steam Express’ will run again next summer.  Operating every Tuesday until September 3, the trains consist of three one-way, steam-hauled trips from Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside and an evening dining circuit known as the ‘Sunset Steam…

  • Class 442s return after door issues problems

    Class 442s return after door issues problems

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    Class 442 units returned to the South Western Main Line on June 10, the door issues apparently resolved. Set Nos. 442410 and 442420 are seen at London Waterloo after their inaugural service, the 06.28 from Southampton Airport Parkway. The RM will be taking a closer look at the upgrade South Western Railway has given the sets…

  • More issues mean delays for SWR Class 442 return

    More issues mean delays for SWR Class 442 return

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    PLANS by South Western Railway to re-introduce Class 442s to the third rail network have been delayed again. The refurbished sets were due to enter traffic between London Waterloo and Portsmouth last December, but bodyshell corrosion was greater than envisaged. This meant more work was needed, with February being the predicted date for completion. So…

  • Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

    Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

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    The tour promoter has planned four trains every Tuesday out of Waterloo for a 14-week period ending on Tuesday, September 3.

  • Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

    Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

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    THE close and growing relationship between the Class 50 Alliance and GB Railfreight has been underlined with the repainting of two of the former’s locomotives in GB colours as part of an on-going hire agreement. No. 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance were unveiled on March 20 at Eastleigh Works after the repaint by Arlington Fleet Services.…

  • No. 10000 and the ‘Royal Wessex’

    No. 10000 and the ‘Royal Wessex’

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    The recent photos in The RM of No. 10000 working the ‘Royal Wessex’ (and the Up express at Bournemouth Central) reminded me of the problems associated with the running of this train when it was introduced in 1951. The Up and Down ‘Wessex’ was covered by two separate Bournemouth diagrams; originally light Pacifics were rostered. …

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