Bidders revealed for UK stake in Eurostar

SNCF could try to bar certain groups from participating

MPs condemn £10.5bn train deals

Contracts transferred all the risk to UK taxpayers, says report

China businesswoman fined $404m for graft

Former egg-seller who brokered bribes jailed for 20 years

Network Rail’s performance under fire

Regulator says nearly every element of business is deteriorating

General view of Stagecoach buses in Stockport bus station.
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Rivals and oil price weigh on Stagecoach

Rail success bolsters earnings but UK and US bus growth disappoint

FirstGroup attempts to turn corner

After losing five rail bids, attention now focuses on the company’s bus divisions

Rail passenger groups slam 2.2% fare rise

Many season tickets have risen by a fifth during this parliament

UK rail fares to rise 2.2%

Average figure includes regulated and unregulated ticket prices

North gains in search for regional balance

Manchester a big winner with investment in arts and innovation

Businesses have high hopes for devolution

Regional chiefs keen on better rail links and greater local powers

Revenue projections boost Crossrail 2

Study finds half of £27.5bn cost could be met by fares and tax

Stagecoach shares jump after franchise win

Energy stocks take further toll on FTSE 100

Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

Consortium with Virgin to pay £3.3bn for eight-year contract

Rail chief apologises for ‘lousy’ service

Freight investment ‘will slow’ if regulators tighten rules to curb returns

Network Rail draws damning criticism

Operator censured over late trains and projects

China rail group signs $12bn Nigeria deal

CRCC to build 1,400km railway in biggest Chinese overseas contract

Qatar looks to back high-speed train plan

Regeneration of areas near UK stations discussed

HS2 chairman threatens 2016 walkout

Sir David Higgins fears next government may not back his vision

Eurostar’s high-speed stock unveiled

New trains can reach 320kph but are unlikely to cut journey times

Mexico president rocked by mansion claims

Anger over home and rail deal U-turn casts shadow on China trip

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