Eurostar’s journey across cultures

Nicolas Petrovic, CEO of Eurostar, photographed at St. Pancras train station, London.
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CEO Petrovic is in charge of running cross-Channel trains

FirstGroup pledges £25 East Coast rail fares

Regulator sanctions competition on London to Edinburgh route

FirstGroup wins right to run rival East Coast rail services

Company will go head-to-head with Virgin Trains

Liverpool street station
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Train delays — how to claim compensation

Confusion reigns as rail companies have different rules

Japanese investors want Britain’s EU links

The UK should not squander its influence in the world’s largest bloc, writes Hiroaki Nakanishi

US: Neglected nation

From decaying bridges to poisoned water, fixing America’s infrastructure could cost trillions

Freight trains from China arrive in Tehran

Land route takes 14 days compared with 45 by sea

Station fire brings rail chaos to London

Commuters warned disruption could last until Friday

Big projects worthless if they don’t work

Britain’s plans have succumbed to the political imperative for soundbites and love of the grandiose

London, UK - October 2, 2010 - Bicycle commuters on their way to work after crossing Blackfriars bridge in early morning.
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I want to return to my bike despite risk

The longer I suffer the commute, the more likely I will stop asking if it is mad to cycle

Network Rail: no easy options

Selling assets to plug funding gap will be complex and controversial

Ackman’s US rail bet hits the buffers

Collapse of Canadian Pacific’s bid for Norfolk Southern robs activist of ‘enormous additional value’

CP ends pursuit of Norfolk Southern

Rail group accepts rival takeover defeat for second time

Spanish trains chief gauges global market

About 16,000km of high-speed track under construction globally

Network Rail attracts telecoms interest

Mobile groups eye deal to use trackside fibre optic system

Abengoa raises €137m in emergency loans

Spanish renewables group needs creditor approval for restructuring

Europe faces transport security challenge

Calls for new approach across air and rail network

Arriva wins £1.5bn London Overground bid

UK division of Deutsche Bahn wins suburban rail contract

Train companies must ease refund claims

Britain’s rail regulator criticises complicated compensation rules

Backing for greater private sector role in UK railways

Network Rail’s plans to consider sale of stations endorsed by report

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