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WEL­COME to the RAIL In­ter-City Crossword. We of­fer you the chance to win ei­ther a pair of First Class tick­ets or a stan­dar one of the par­tic­i­pat­ing op­er­a­tors. Send your com­pleted crossword and con­tact de­tails to: R816 In­ter-City Crossword, RAIL Mag­a­zine, Me­dia House, Lynch­wood, Peter­bor­ough Busi­ness Park, Peter­bor­ough PE2 6EA. First cor­rect an­swer out of the hat wins the prize. Good luck! Clos­ing date for en­tries is Jan­uary 6 2017.

Clues Across

1 As Ter­ri­to­rial Army sur­rounded Her Majesty, she suf­fered a breath­ing spasm (6)

5 Grat­i­tude if Trans­port Scot­land ini­tially of­fers you these at this time of year (5)

8 La­tour-de-_ __ _ _ - Pyre­neean sta­tion with three dif­fer­ent gauges (5)

9 Us­ing both eyes? Get rid of BR to get shot of this! (7)

10 Don’t go east when se­lect­ing your route - the ef­fect can be dev­as­tat­ing (4)

11 __ _ _ _ _ _ _ Spe­cial - ski train op­er­ated by Union Pa­cific from the 1950s (8)

13 Sco­tRail reg­u­larly in­ter­rupts Au­to­matic Train Op­er­a­tion be­cause it’s a bit too ‘out there’! (5)

14 Mod­ify the end of for­mer Freight­liner flat wag­ons to re­veal lit­tle helpers (5) 19 Some­how sided with SET, and ab­stained (8) 21 __ _ _ Park and Wood Green - Lon­don rail­way sta­tion closed in the 1960s (4) 23 Forms of paint used by train mod­ellers (7) 24 I com­peted with gusto so that rail­way struc­ture could be cov­ered in sea­sonal fo­liage (5)

25 Wood­land res­i­dents seen at Po­plar, Elm Park and Royal Oak sta­tions, per­haps? (5)

26 East Mid­lands Trains and Great North­ern got in a mud­dle when han­dling ura­nium, and it all got a bit spicy! (6)

Clues Down

2 Shoots out from 12 at this time of year? (7)

3 Deck a GWR 4900 class of steam lo­co­mo­tive (4)

4 Friend could ar­rive from three dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions at French sta­tion (6)

5 Sur­name of Trans­port Min­is­ter from De­cem­ber 2015 to July 2016 (8)

6 Sounds as if ob­se­quious per­son is fond of an­i­mals (5)

7 Train is se­cure af­ter be­ing put away in its shed (6)

8 Time to write a spe­cial mes­sage in it dur­ing that long Altnabreac-Ardgay train jour­ney (4) 12 Desti­na­tion for Eurostar trains (8) 15 I love EMT. But left out, and some­how the sit­u­a­tion can get a bit sen­si­tive (7)

16 At this time of the year, put in ex­tra shaft to aid tun­nel air­flow? (6) 17 Type of ticket for reg­u­lar train users (6) 18 5 hauled by Sleeper Ei­ther class Dis­abled car­riage (5)

20 Re­port­edly got rid of green sta­tion on the North Kent Line (5)

22 Is in­cluded with Lon­don Trans­port when com­pil­ing in­dex (4)

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