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Relics from by-gone rail era go on display at shopping centre

Rail enthusiasts can get a glimpse of a bygone era at a display of rare railway relics which have gone on display at the Frenchgate shopping centre in Doncaster.

Until recently they had been hidden away in a water tower at Doncaster Grammar School, left there by a long-disbanded railway society.

Steam fan Jon Mitchell went along for a look - and a chat with the music producer and fellow trainspotter Pete Waterman.


Calls for Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire rail improvements

There are calls for improvements to be made on the East Midlands line

There are calls for improvements to be made to rail links between Lincoln and Nottingham.

A group of business leaders are lobbying Network Rail and East Midlands Trains for more frequent services, particularly on a weekend, and improved tracks.

They believe it could help attract more tourists to the city.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: "We have worked hard to improve the service between Nottingham and Lincoln and hame provided our passengers with refurbished trains and an additional evening service.

"We remain supportive of further improvements to the service on this route, and have been instrumental in the creation of a dedicated Lincoln-Nottingham stakeholder board to look at the future services on this route."


Campaign to cut rail accidents

Incredible images have been released by Network Rail, as part of a new campaign to cut the number of accidents happening at our train stations.

It comes on the day that Leeds has been named and shamed as the station with more incidents than anywhere else in the country.

Many of them involve people who're drunk. Network Rail bosses were at the station today to launch the safety campaign. Adam Fowler has the story.

Future of National Railway Museum is 'secure'

The future of the National Railway Museum has been secured, city leaders have said today.

The announcement was made at a select committee meeting in Westminster this morning, Kersten England said.

The council chief executive tweeted from the meeting: "Ian Blatchford gives assurance that none of the northern museums in the SMG will close #DCMSselectcttee"

Also tweeting live from the select committee meeting, City of York Council leader James Alexander welcomed the announcement.

He said:

"I'm delighted that the Government has listened to the powerful lobby calling for a secure future for the nation's science museums and has agreed to work with us.

"I would like to thank everyone who backed the community campaign in York."

– James Alexander, City of York Council leader
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