Looking for The Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association? After six years as the YREA we have become the Youth Rail Group. In this video our Manager explains why we've made this change and what it means for our members.

Some forum sections have moved but generally our website is unchanged. We do however have a new YouTube channel, so please subscribe to it to be the first to watch our new videos! Our Steam group, Twitch channel and Flickr Photostream have closed.

Welcome to The Youth Rail Group

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customise your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! You will also be eligible for attending YRG events and entering competitions. Registration is free!

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  • Announcements

    • Perks390

      Banbury North Signal Box Visit   17/07/16

      The YRG have arranged a trip to Banbury North Signal Box for the 31st August, for a chance to get a ticket and more details then visit the article in the 'News and Updates' section below. The deadline for applying to get tickets is the 31st July. 
  • Introducing the YRG

  • Special Offers Blog

    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      Virgin Trains have got another 1-day seat sale on and can be found through the following link: Virgin Trains Seat Sale. This offer is only available on the 20th July! 
    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      There's currently 20% off railcards only available on the railcard.co.uk website until the 18th July. This includes the 16-25 railcard and Two Together railcard. More details and discount code can be found through the following link - 20% off Railcards.
    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      Transpennine Express currently have 20% off Manchester to Scotland (and vice-versa) advance tickets. Travel is valid from July 7th right up to September 27th and you can book tickets up until July 12th. There is only a limited amount of tickets available so make sure you book soon. 
      Tickets are only available through this link - TPE Sale.
  • Welcome to the Youth Rail Group

    The YRG is a community of railway enthusiasts based in Great Britain. All our members are aged 25 or below and are passionate about their hobby. If you are too, then we'd love you to join us! We host frequent competitions and events, and also have a busy online community sharing opinions, reviews, laughs, pictures and videos. What are you waiting for? Get your free account today.

  • News & Updates

    • By Chris in News & Updates 0
      The Youth Rail Group is excited to announce its next event - a visit to Banbury North Signal Box before it gets demolished on the 8th October following re-signalling of the Banbury area. Our visit will take place on August 31st at 12:30.

      The visit is being hosted by Project Crossover who are working closely with Network Rail to provide viewings of the box. The visit will include a tour of the box, the chance to take photos, a talk on the history of the box and how it all works, information on railway safety and the opportunity to find out about railway careers. You will also get the chance to ask any questions that you may have.
      This event is for YRG members only. If you're aged 25 or under but not a member of the Youth Rail Group then please get your free account now. There are 10 places available on our visit and all three YRG volunteers will be attending (Chris, Tom, and George). If you wish to join us then please apply using the link below. Completing this form does not guarantee you a ticket - if more than ten members apply, a random draw will take place. Tickets will be emailed out on July 31st. If you are travelling a long distance for this event and are likely to be using advance tickets then please do not purchase them until you have received a confirmation that you have a place.

      If you have any questions feel free to ask by leaving a comment below or using the Contact Us form. 
      Apply for your place here: Banbury North Visit (You must be logged in to view this form).
    • By Chris in News & Updates 0
      We're delighted to announce our range of T-Shirts! We've partnered with Teemill, a company based on the Isle of Wight, to offer you a selection of tees with designs exclusive to the Youth Rail Group. Every product sold helps pay for the running costs of our growing community, so if you like the YRG then buying from our store is a great way to help us out!

      Our "Our <3 HSTs" T-Shirt also includes a £1 donation to The 125 Group, so you can use our store to support other good causes as well as the YRG itself. Check the item descriptions to see how much is raised from the sale of each item.
      Interested? Our T-Shirts start at just £19 and delivery is reasonable too! Check them out on our website NOW!
    • By Chris in News & Updates 0
      Rail Week is a collaborative activity being delivered by the rail sector and led by Young Rail Professionals (YRP) to attract more people to consider rail careers. They are doing this by opening the doors of industry to students at schools, colleges and universities. Because it’s not just about trains and tracks. Rail has so much more to offer!
      The Youth Rail Group is an official supporter of Rail Week and on Saturday June 25th, three members (including Manager Chris Jeffery) visited Willesden London Overground depot in West London. The group was lead on an informative tour of the depot by engineers who maintain the trains there, which on top of the London Overground fleet also includes visiting trains from Chiltern Railways and the Caledonian Sleeper.

      After the tour, the group was treated to a drive in the class 378 simulator, which is used by trainee train drivers to practise their skills before driving trains on the real network. The simulator offers enhanced levels of realism much beyond the PC games the group had played at home, and the team from London Overground were able to throw some different scenarios at each person in the group to see how they would react.
      Everyone at London Overground that the group met was really friendly and welcoming. They were all very knowledgeable about the depot and trains, and extremely happy to answer questions about their career too.
      There are so many opportunities if you're looking for a career in the rail industry, and a great place to find out more is on the Railweek.com website. We also have a selection of careers articles here at the Youth Rail Group. The YRG is an official event supporter, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter profiles for details about other events which are taking place across the country between June 25th and July 3rd 2016
      We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone we met at London Overground for making this a really special visit, and to Rail Week and Young Rail Professionals for organising the visit.
    • By Chris in News & Updates 0
      After six years of being known as the Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association, we are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Youth Rail Group. We are the same group at heart - our website has stayed the same, all your messages and discussion topics are where you left them, and you can still find us on all your favourite social media channels. But we have lots of new and exciting things coming. If you'd like to know more about why we made this change, you can watch this YouTube video presented by our Manager Chris Jeffery. He explains why we changed our name and what it means for our members.
      The first thing you will notice about The Youth Rail Group is our new logo and brand identity. This has already rolled out onto our new YouTube channel too, and we have also created a new promotional video. We decided to dedicate this video to the late Phil Sayer who had the most famous voice in the railway industry.
      YRG volunteer George Perkins has also launched a special offers blog, where he will be showcasing the latest discounts you can get on train tickets and railcards. This will be accompanied by an updated tickets article in our Learning Zone. The Learning Zone will be updated over the coming weeks and months with many articles also becoming videos to make them more accessible and informative.
      To celebrate our re-launch, we are offering a third off all First Class Memberships purchased until July 24th 2016. Just use the promo code WELCOME at the checkout to receive your discount. This also applied to people who would like to renew their current membership. And don't forget that for each membership we also make a donation to The 125 Group.
      We hope you're as excited about this re-brand as we are. If you have any questions, comments or ideas then please share them in our Feedback & Suggestions forum or contact us. Thank you for your patience whilst we updated the website this week.

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