Category «UK Rail Information»

UK Railway Information

Articles in this category will be focused around operations of the UK railway network.

Rail Replacement Bus Times Search with Rail Record

Searching Rail Replacement Bus Times with Rail Record Live Train Times With the recent Brighton Mainline engineering work last week causing chaos for commuters including smashed rail replacement buses hit by trees, and news of upcoming closures on the Seaford branch due to resignalling, here’s how you can search rail replacement bus times on Rail …

Guide to Network Rail Test Trains

Guide to Network Rail Test Trains Ever wondered how Network Rail manage and maintain the thousands of miles of railway line that make up the UK rail network? Thankfully, the majority of inspections of railway lines are carried out by specialist trains called test trains, reducing the need for walked inspections. Test trains are noticeable …

What’s Next for Old Oak Common?

What’s next for Old Oak Common? For many years, Old Oak Common depot has played an important role in the daily operations of the Great Western Mainline. Old Oak Common opened in 1906 and was where many steam engines were maintained. Since its closure to steam in 1965, it has been primarily used as a …

Britain’s Busiest Railway Stations 2018

Britain’s Busiest Railway Stations of 2018 As the end of 2018 draws near, we take a look at the busiest railway stations in Great Britain, period 2017 – 2018. Below are the top 20 railway stations in the UK, with the highest number of passengers entering and exiting the stations. These figures do not include …

Glossary of UK Railway Terms and Acronyms

Glossary of UK Railway Terms and Acronyms This article provides a glossary of UK railway terms and explains some railway related terminology and abbreviations/acronyms you might come across on Rail Record Live Train Times website. If you would like us to add acronyms, terms or words to the below table, please add a comment at …

Understanding a Headcode

All trains which run on the UK Rail Network are allocated a headcode – a 4 digit alphanumeric code used to identify a train service.  Before we look at example headcodes, it is important to know how they’re broken down. 1. The first digit is the train class category. 0 represents a light engine movement, …