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“Catch the train and you’ve caught the plane”

STEFANIE BROWNE charts the progress of the Gatwick Express service since its inception 30 years ago

A valuable window into the railway’s future

InnoTrans might have been full of shiny new trains, but not much of what was on show was relevant to the UK, right? Wrong, argues TONY STREETER

Can ‘185s’ conquer the Pennines?

Armed with his ‘awkward luggage’ and a notepad, CHRIS GILSON (6ft 5in) rides between Hull and Manchester in the latest of RAIL’s exclusive train tests.

Links in the chain are coming together

RICHARD CLINNICK discusses progress on the £6 billion Thameslink scheme with FCC's JONATHAN BRIDGEWOOD