Union boss blames cuts for rail strikes

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Mick Cash, head of the RMT, insists trains will be less safe without guards

Business defiance highlights Labour crisis

Companies ignore Opposition as leadership vote hangs over party

The new London Bridge station as viewed from the nearby Shard skyscraper
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Milestone for new London Bridge station

A key hub that has been four years and £1bn in the making

Fears of new crisis on Britain’s railways

After Brexit vote, some industry insiders say groups risk seeing growth fall short of forecasts

Corbyn on train
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Corbyn claim on ‘ram-packed’ train disputed

Virgin releases CCTV images showing Labour leader ignored empty seats

Virgin exposes Corbyn’s tale on the train

The Labour leader becomes embroiled in a dispute with a powerful businessman, writes Sebastian Payne

Regulated UK rail fares to rise 1.9%

Labour steps up effort to take network back into public ownership

File photo dated 23/06/16 of commuters on board a crowded train, as official figures show that more than a third of rail passengers have to stand on trains arriving in parts of London in the morning rush hour.
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UK train fare rises add to commuter misery

TUC report shows prices risen at twice pace of wages in six years

Train strikes are about power not safety

If the transport union loses this battle, it may weaken its control, writes Sebastian Payne

Southern strike halted but two others go on

Eurostar and Virgin East Coast walkouts set to go ahead

Fundamental union struggle in train

All the RMT disputes in some way involve role of onboard staff

Southern rail strike off as talks resume

RMT and operator head to mediation as action spreads to Eurostar

Abellio to run East Anglia train services

Industry surprised by swift award of contract after Brexit vote 

‘No excuse’ for Southern rail strike

Transport secretary toughens stance after second day of disruption

May condemns Southern rail strike, commuters hit

Govia says it operated 88.5% of reduced timetable on Monday

Southern Rail strike starts after talks fail

Conductors walk out from early hours of Monday

Geico lifts Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings

Insurance rebound offset further weakness at Buffett’s railroads

Rail nationalisation is not the answer

Southern network’s problems are too complex for slogans to solve

National Express boosted by US services

Overseas growth offsets weak domestic market for UK bus and rail operator

London requires better service from trains

Structure of the railway service contract is part of the problem

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