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Today's Railways UK
Typical current front page of Today's Railways UK magazine.jpg
EditorRobert Pritchard
Former editorsPeter Fox, Paul Abell, Jonathan Webb
CategoriesRailways, Light rail, Heritage railways
FrequencyMonthly (second Monday)
PublisherPlatform 5 Publishing Ltd
FounderPeter Fox
Year foundedJanuary 2002 (2002-Jan) (as entrain)
First issueJanuary 2006 (2006-Jan)
CompanyPlatform 5 Publishing Ltd
Country UK
Based in Sheffield
ISSN 1475-9713
Today's Railways Europe
EditorDavid Haydock
Staff writers30 regular contributors
CategoriesRailways, Light rail, Heritage railways
FrequencyMonthly (fourth Monday)
PublisherPlatform 5 Publishing Ltd
First issue1994, as Today's Railways
CompanyPlatform 5 Publishing Ltd
Country UK / France
Based in Sheffield / Douai
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

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. [3] The magazine sometimes publishes articles on scenic lines. [4] Normally, the magazine consist of several sections: Headlights (usually written by the editor, David Haydock, 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. In October 2019 the new editor of the Today's Railways EUROPE will be Keith Barrow, former senior editor of the International Railway Journal.

Today's Railways UK

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).

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Ireland Island in north-west Europe, 20th largest in world, politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a part of the UK)

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

The magazine is normally published on the second Monday of each month. [5] 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.

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  5. Platform 5 publishing, Platform 5 Publishing website.