Ffestiniog Travel announce 2022 Touring Rail Holidays

Ffestiniog Travel has launched its 2022 holiday programme with a new low deposit incentive. Until 30 June 2021, a deposit of £50 per person will secure a place on any of their exclusive one-departure or multiple departure tours.
Rail Travel

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Thomas and Friends at the Mid Hants Railway this half term 

Railway Preservation
The Mid Hants Railway (MHR), also known as The Watercress Line, has announced that a Thomas and Friends event will be taking place soon.

PHOTOS: Steam locomotive 45231 The Sherwood Forester recovered after suffering wheel flats in Wales

Railway Preservation
Railway Support Services were called in recently by Locomotive Services Limited, based in Crewe, to help recover LMS Black 5 No. 45231 The Sherwood Forester, and its support coach, from Llandeilo to Port Talbot.

SNCF signs with EDF for renewable energy

Europe
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) subsidiary SNCF Energy has signed a 20-year contract with electricity producer EDF Renewables for the supply of renewable energy.

Drainage gravel washout identified as cause of fatal Carmont derailment

UK
BRITAIN’S Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its interim report into the fatal derailment at Carmont on the Aberdeen – Dundee main line on August 12 2020, with gravel washing from an adjacent drain onto the line identified as the cause of the incident.

Brazilian urban passenger numbers drop 46.7% in 2020

Tram and Light Rail News
BRAZIL’s metro, urban rail and light rail networks carried only 1.7 billion passengers in 2020, a 46.7% drop compared with 3.3 billion in 2019, according the Balance of the Brazilian Metroferroviário Sector 2020/2021 report published by the Brazilian National Association of Passenger Rail Operators (ANPTrilhos).

For Houston Metro, New Fare Collection System

USA
The FCS will include approximately 1,900 EMV-capable fare validators on buses and platforms systemwide; fair inspection devices; MOBILEvario, an account-based back-office fare management platform; and customer workstations.

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