The Rail app now not only includes Britain’s market-leading modern railway magazine, but also provides you with access to;

• regularly updated free railway news
• The Rail website
• Rail events

Our journalists take you behind the stories that make the headlines – while our contacts in Westminster bring you the latest in Government railway policy.

Published fortnightly, RAIL brings you…

- Exclusive UK railway news
- Unrivalled, expert, in-depth comment
- Unbiased, apolitical industry analysis

We cover the latest news on operations and maintenance across the UK network, including coverage of services provided by Network Rail, train operators and the wider industry.

Light rail and tramways are also covered in a magazine that campaigns hard for a fair deal for Britain’s railway.

And our features, written by the very best railway writers, cover a wide range of topics, as well as occasionally delving into nostalgia.

RAIL is priced at:

•£2.99 per single issue
•£5.49 per one month – just £2.53p PER ISSUE!
•£64.99 per 12 months – just £2.50p PER ISSUE!

Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, at the same period length, unless you change your subscriptions preferences in your settings. You can manage your subscription through your account settings after purchase, though no cancellation of the current subscription will be allowed during an active subscription period.

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What's New

Version 8.0

This release contains a brand new look for the Rail app. Want regularly updated free rail news? You’ve got it! Want direct access to the Rail website and social media monikers from the app? Consider it done! Not forgetting access to the latest issue and Rail archive.

If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you via our in-app feedback form (see the main menu).
Or you can email us at

Thanks you for your support. We do appreciate it.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Was good

Updated the app last night and now it repeatedly crashes on my iPad and I can't get past the contents page.
Fix please!


RAIL gets it right with this App!

This is a really good app. It balances good resolution and functionality with added benefits from the technology of being online. The portrait and landscape ability allows readers to see things clearly and wholly (important when it comes to cross page pictures or stories).

The "gallery" function applied to some articles is a great bonus and provides a level of interactivity that's useful. There is a good index and layout choice available for the reader too. Available on Saturdays ahead of the fortnightly Wednesday publication the app also ensures that subscribers get their news on a timely basis.

RAIL have got this first release of their app right and I recommend it to anyone with a serious and current interest in railways and transport in the UK.

Fraser Pithie


Poor app

The magazine itself is great, but the digital edition is poor. No bookmark facility, no go to...facility, you have to go through the whole magazine to get back to where you left off.
Then there's the log in! After signing up, I had a confirmation email, but then couldn't sign in, as "my email wasn't registered" Trying to register, just got me "your email is already registered." There appears to be no help, there is an email, but you get no response. In the end, I was forced to use a different email & hope. Fortunately this did work on the second attempt.
All things considered, this is pretty much useless.


Bauer Corporate Services
49.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Bauer Media
In-App Purchases
  1. RAIL Magazine subscriptions £16.99
  2. RAIL Magazine subscriptions £64.99
  3. RAIL Magazine subscriptions £33.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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