UK rail

Are the days of short-haul flights in Europe numbered?

You may have read the story: “France bans short domestic flights where passengers can take the train.” The article by my colleague Helen Coffey describes how the French government proceeded with a recapitalization of 4 billion euros (3.5 billion pounds sterling) of the Air France contingent by reducing flights on …

Read More »

Michael Portillo of Great Railway Journeys visits Sutton Hoo

The BBC’s Great Railway Journeys highlighted “the vitality of cultural life” in Suffolk and North Essex in its latest series. The Railroad History Fair sees Michael Portillo traveling from Saxmundham to Dedham, by train and ferry, holding up his 1930s copy of Bradshaw’s Guide, a Victorian-era travel book. Mr Portillo …

Read More »

Take the bee route

Kitty Corrigan discovers ingenious plans to map safe routes for insects across the UK. We’ve all dreamed of the freedom of the open road for the past year or so, but it turns out we’re not the only ones. Bees need their own insect highways to get around – although …

Read More »

Rail Alliance events for commercial and technical development

the Railway Alliance is the UK’s largest business community with over 820 members across the UK and beyond. It operates at the heart of the rail industry supply chain, supporting business growth and product development activities. Members of the Rail Alliance can register to attend its community events and occasional …

Read More »