Five Day Strike On Southern Rail Planned In August

Passengers on Southern Rail are in for more disruption after a five day strike in August from Monday next week. Members of the RMT Union will be on strike from 00.01 on Monday 8 August until 23.59 on Friday 12 August, meaning that a whole working week of disruption is likely. The strike is due to the […]

More Strikes on Southern Railway

Southern said the strike action which was set to start on Sunday (July 12) has been cancelled Engineers on Southern railway are to stage a five day strike over claims of a “comprehensive breakdown” in industrial relations. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out from 5pm on Sunday July 12. […]

Network Rail – Snow and ice

Snow and ice can cause serious problems for the railway. Particularly at risk are areas where trains move more slowly, such as the approach to stations and points. Snow can get compacted by passing trains into solid ice which prevents points working, and ice can coat the electrified rail, preventing trains from drawing power. Snow […]

High level station Subway at Crystal Palace

High level station Subway at Crystal Palace. Enjoyed visiting this and the enthusiasm of @cpsubway in maintaining this treasure.

2015 Rail Fare Increases Announced

London’s rail passengers found out today that their fares will go up in 2015 by 3.5%, following the announcement of July’s Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure. The rise is set by adding 1% to the July RPI figure, but some train operators could raise fares on more expensive commuter routes (i.e. routes into London) by an additional […]

Overground station at Brixton or Loughborough Junction?

Lambeth council has commissioned a feasibility study into opening a station in the Brixton area on the useful Overground rail link between Clapham Junction and Highbury and Islington. Trains on the line currently sail high above Brixton Road without stopping, and Transport for London have previously said that a stop at Brixton would be too […]

St. Jude

The St Jude storm, also known as Cyclone Christian and by other names, was a severe European windstorm that hit Northwestern Europe on 27 and 28 October 2013 causing at least 17 deaths. Winds of up to 80–90 mph (130–145 km/h) were forecast for southern England, but the highest windspeed was in Denmark, where a […]

Rail companies cancel all morning trains.

Millions of commuters face being unable to get to work on time tomorrow after a host of train companies cancelled all early morning and rush hour rail services due to the powerful storm bearing down on the country. Southern Railway, Greater Anglia, First Capital, South-West Trains and London Overground have all said no services will […]