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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 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
Based inSheffield
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
CountryUK / France
Based inSheffield / Douai



Today's Railways EuropeEdit

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.

Today's Railways UKEdit

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.[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.

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Platform 5 publishing, Platform 5 Publishing website.
  4. ^ Solomon, Brian; Gruber, John E. (2003). Railway Photography. Krause Publications. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-87349-566-0.
  5. ^ Platform 5 publishing, Platform 5 Publishing website.