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The number of rail journeys taken in a single year has more than doubled since the 1990s, new figures show.
They were one of the UK's best known variety acts of the 50s and 60s - except in their home town of Kirkcaldy.
A father whose son's life "ended abruptly" at Hillsborough had his dreams cut short through the "failures of others", an inquest was told.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the line close to Witham railway station, Essex, after a report that a man had been struck by a train.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has announced a 48-hour strike involving their members working for London Underground.
U.S. crude for May delivery added 31 cents to close at $101.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Simon Calder is Travel Editor at Large for The Independent, writing a weekly column, various articles and features as well as filming a weekly video diary.
It was a simple matter to find Michael Kenneady and Yvonne Simpson among the crowds of wanderers from a dozen countries: you simply listened out for their accents.
May 1, my late mother's upcoming birth date, prompts me to reflect on the possibility that she, and British Rail, are solely responsible for my passion for rail travel.
The sculpture 'Slipstream' at the new Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in London, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Known as the Bard and regarded as England's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters.
Recently, I gave a talk at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts on the history of Philadelphia's famous mural, Dream Garden, located in the lobby of the Curtis Building on Washington Square.
THIS is what the first railway station to be built in the county in almost 80 years will look like.
EVER wondered what it would be like to live in Hong Kong? Aussie Alex Oxford tells us what living in the 'City of Skyscrapers' is really like.
A MODEL turned vegan campaigner from Dorchester made a bold statement in a St George's Day pose to encourage people to stay away from meat.
From James Bond's well-tailored suits to the equally tailored undies that clutch the well-toned body of footballer-turned-model David Beckham, there is nothing quite as tantalizing as a British gentleman.