Category «UK Rail Information»

UK Railway Information

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

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, …