Osborne swaggers into the centre ground

Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivers his keynote speech this morning.
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Chancellor seeks to drive Labour further to the political fringes

Virgin automatically pays for late trains

System ends need to fill in forms but is only for advance tickets

Japan cries foul over Indonesia rail loss

Chinese plan involving no-strings finance beats Tokyo proposal

Rail projects to be delivered 4 years late

Modernisation of Transpennine and Midland lines goes ahead

China pins economy hopes on trains

Beijing focuses on railway construction to fuel growth

Birmingham takes lead in investment

West Midlands boasts trade surplus with China

Privatised utilities ‘beat state ownership’

Benefits for government, investors — and sometimes consumers

US rail: off track

A mismatch between depreciation and capex mean the railroads are not in value territory yet

Saltmarsh on managed realignment / retreat site, Wallasea Island, Essex, UK crossrail project

Crossrail soil resited to wildlife reserve

Three million tonnes of dirt moved to Thames estuary

UK’s most crowded trains revealed

Manchester-Scotland services are Britain’s most packed

Elizabeth vs Victoria: reigns in numbers

Longevity aside, how do the two monarchs compare?

Scottish Borders railway opens

Line’s prospects likely to influence transport policy across UK

Rail manufacturing returns to north-east

Hitachi opens £82m County Durham plant

Go-Ahead delays £100m bus unit target

Rail unit compensates core weakness at transport operator

Transdev exits Jerusalem light rail plan

Campaigners claim victory but French group says move is strategic

EU ministers back tighter rail security

Officials want more checks on travellers after Paris train attack

Railway security put on EU agenda

New checks suggested after passengers foil gunman

Experts dubious on women-only carriages

Corbyn’s concept branded as a backward and difficult to introduce

Women-only carriages: the global view

FT correspondents give their views on segregated carriages

Terror suspect played jihad tape on train

Movement of Moroccan-born man in Europe renews open-borders debate


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