Today's Railways

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Today's Railways UK
Typical current front page of Today's Railways UK magazine.jpg
Editor Jonathan Webb
Former editors Peter Fox, Paul Abell
Staff writers Robert Pritchard
Alan Yearsley
Categories Railways, Light rail, Heritage railways
Frequency Monthly (second Monday)
Publisher Platform 5 Publishing Ltd
Founder Peter Fox
Year founded January 2002 (2002-Jan) (as entrain)
First issue January 2006 (2006-Jan)
Company Platform 5 Publishing Ltd
Country UK
Based in Sheffield
Language English
ISSN 1475-9713
Today's Railways Europe
Editor David Haydock
Staff writers 30 regular contributors
Categories Railways, Light rail, Heritage railways
Frequency Monthly (fourth Monday)
Publisher Platform 5 Publishing Ltd
First issue 1994, as Today's Railways
Company Platform 5 Publishing Ltd
Country UK / France
Based in Sheffield / Douai
Language English
ISSN 1354-2753

Today's Railways UK (TRUK) and Today's Railways Europe (TREU) are railway magazines aimed at the enthusiast and semi-professional market and concentrating on current and heritage events in, respectively, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. They are published by Platform 5 Publishing Ltd of Sheffield.[1]


Today's Railways Europe[edit]

Today's Railways EUROPE magazine began publication in 1994 as Today's Railways.[2]

Today's Railways EUROPE (ISSN 1354-2753) covers the European railway scene and is normally published on the fourth Monday of each month.[citation needed] The magazine sometimes publishes articles on scenic lines.[3] Normally, the magazine consist of several sections: Headlights (usually written by the editor, David Haydocks, and dealing with contemporary events on the railway scene, one page), Headline news (up to eight pages), Light rail news (four pages), Mail train (readers' letters; two pages), a News round-up (18 - 22 pages), Heritage news (four pages), a Railtours diary, and book and DVD reviews. The magazine also includes up to three feature articles. In recent issues, the magazine has also covered Russian and ex-Soviet railway news.

Today's Railways UK[edit]

Today's Railways UK (ISSN 1750-6905), covers railways in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has carried its current title from issue #49, January 2006, having originally (from January 2002) been published as entrain (ISSN 1475-9713).

The magazine is normally published on the second Monday of each month. Each magazine usually consists of 82 pages (84 including front and back cover). A comprehensive news section covers approximately 20 pages, followed by around 3 or 4 feature articles, one of which is usually a description of a railway line, interspersed with readers' letters, fares news and mail order pages. There is usually a double page pictorial spread towards the centre of the magazine. Towards the back, there is a very comprehensive rolling stock news section, compiled by Robert Pritchard.


The paper size is now A4.

See also[edit]

UK railways interest magazines:


  1. ^ British Library. Bibliographic Services Division (2006). Serials in the British Library. The British Library, Bibliographic Services Division. p. 118. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Comment: Two Years On". Today's Railways (13). Platform 5 Publishing (UK). June–July 1996. p. 5. ISSN 1354-2753. 
  3. ^ Solomon, Brian; Gruber, John E. (2003). Railway Photography. Krause Publications. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-87349-566-0.