Platform 5 is a publisher that specialises in rail transport books and magazines. Its full name is Platform 5 Publishing Limited.[1] Founded by Peter Fox and Neil Webster in 1977,[2] it initially produced books with a target market of the rail enthusiast in the United Kingdom [3] before diversifying into magazines and also Europe. Today's Railways (later Today's Railways Europe) was launched in 1994 and Entrain (later Today's Railways UK) in 2002.[4][5] During the COVID-19 pandemic, they suspended publication of their journals and closed the shop.[6] They are located in Sheffield South Yorkshire.[7]

Platform 5
Founded1977
FounderPeter Fox
Neil Webster
Country of originEngland
Headquarters locationSheffield
Publication typesBooks, magazines
Nonfiction topicsRail transport
Official websitewww.platform5.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PLATFORM 5 PUBLISHING LIMITED filing history - GOV.UK". gov.uk. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Peter Fox RIP". RailUK Forums. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Platform 5". britishrailwaybooks.co.uk. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  4. ^ Obituary: Peter Fox The Herald (Glasgow) 11 March 2011
  5. ^ 25 Years of Today's Railways (Europe) Today's Railways Europe issue 283 July 2019 page 32
  6. ^ "Platform 5 Publishing". www.silverserviceconsultancy.co.uk. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Platform 5 Publishing Ltd, Sheffield - Publisher in Sheffield | addressschool.com". Address School. Retrieved 18 July 2022.