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  • Introducing the YRG

  • Special Offers Blog

    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      Once again Northern are offering a day's unlimited off-peak travel for £10 (adult) when you get two tokens from participating newspapers. The offer runs from the 26 September - Monday 21 November 2016 (excluding 22 October – 30 October 2016 inclusive) and tokens are available until Saturday 8 October. A list of participating newspapers and more information can be found here: Northern Day/Weekend Ranger. 
    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      The West Somerset Railway and GWR are offering through tickets from GWR stations to the West Somerset Railway. This includes travel to Taunton station, the bus transfer to Bishops Lydeard and a day ticket on the railway. Railcard and child discounts can be applied and to get up the fare you need to type in 'West Somerset Railway' as the destination in the GWR booking engine. Additionally, GWR will be operating a shuttle service between Taunton and Bishops Lydeard on the 8th & 9th of October 2016. More information about the ticket can be found here: GWR & WSR. The timings for the shuttle are yet to be confirmed. 
    • By Perks390 in Special Offers 0
      Virgin Trains East Coast currently has 50% off advance tickets ending midnight 18th August. Tickets are limited to 500,000 seats and no other discounts such as railcards or child fares can be applied. Travel is from 5 September to 4 November 2016, excluding 21-30 October 2016. VTEC Nifty 50 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
      On Wednesday, August 31st, six Youth Rail Group members visited Banbury North Signal Box. Until recently the box signalled trains at Banbury station but was taken out of use when the area was re-signalled. The box has been opened to the public for a short time before it is demolished in November.
      Dan Sullivan, one of the YRG members who visited the box, said: "We went as a group to the box where we had a very interesting talk by one of the signallers. The day ended with all members being given a souvenir brochure to remember our visit. All in all, a fantastic day!".

      James Lambeth (pictured above trying out some of the box's levers) said: "The visit was a great opportunity to learn about how signalling has evolved over the decades. It was very educational and I would recommend it to anybody!".
      We would like to take this opportunity to thank Project Crossover for allowing us to visit and for the volunteers who lead the tour. If you missed out on our visit then don't worry, you can still book your own directly with them here.
      Photography by Tom Cousins.
    • By Chris in News & Updates 0
      For the third consecutive year, Manager of The Youth Rail Group Chris Jeffery has helped to judge the London Transport Forum's annual photography competition. The event which celebrates all transport in London (not just the railways!) concluded on July 27th with the announcement of this year's winners.
      First place goes to Colin Page who submitted this long exposure photo of buses in front of St Pauls Cathedral. BBC London’s Tom Edwards said that this was by far his favourite photo of the 2016 competition. Congratulations to Colin who wins for the second time and has won an amazing selection of prizes including a champagne experience on the Coca-Cola London Eye, a visit to ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, tickets for MBNA Thames Clippers, City Cruises and Thames RIB Experience, model buses, a model London taxi, two bus depot tours and more.

      Second place was won by Rose Tabberer who submitted this photo of a Heathrow Connect train in motion at Heathrow Central Station. YRG Manager and Founder Chris Jeffery said that he liked how the blur of the train in motion and the angle of the photo come together to create a fantastic picture. Congratulations to Rose who has won tickets for the Coca-Cola London Eye, a model bus, and more.

      For more information on the 2016 Photo Competition including the list of judges, prizes and this years theme visit the London Transport Forum website.
    • 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.
  • Recent Status Updates

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The Youth Rail Group is a group for young people and therefore registration is permitted only to people aged 25 or below. Why?

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You can contact the Youth Rail Group by email any time, or you can reach out to us on social media. If you have feedback or suggestions, there's somewhere for that too!

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If you enjoy being part of the YRG there's many different ways you can support it. From First Class Memberships to donations, and store purchases to advertising opportunities, every penny we make is invested back into the organisation. We also occasionally offer volunteer work