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  1. July 6, 2014

    Late trains fine to be spent on free and faster WiFi links

    Passengers on some trains will benefit from faster internet access after ministers decided to spend a fine imposed on...

  2. July 1, 2014

    High-speed rail line opponents fear exclusion from Commons committee

    The biggest anti-HS2 campaign groups risk being barred from presenting their case against the high-speed rail line to MPs on...

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  1. Rail and Metro 2013

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  1. June 19, 2014

    Virgin steams ahead in UK rail franchising shake-up

    When Sir Richard Branson heard in a late night telephone call that he had won his challenge against a botched competition to...

  2. June 19, 2014

    Virgin wins extension on West Coast line

    Virgin Trains has won its two-year battle to retain the West Coast main line rail contract and will run the line’s services...

  3. June 5, 2014

    ‘Stop/start’ funding for roads criticised by watchdog

    The Department for Transport has been criticised for its “stop/start funding” for road maintenance and improvement works by...

  4. May 22, 2014

    Bidders await arrival of rail franchises with bated breath

    Transport groups are about to discover who has won the first two UK rail franchises to be awarded since the West Coast...

  5. May 18, 2014

    Outsourcers win high-value deals

    The largest UK government contract awarded so far this year went to Serco, even though the outsourcer is still under...

  6. March 20, 2014

    Hitachi relocation set to revive UK rail industry, says official

    Hitachi’s decision to make London the headquarters of its global train business could signal the start of a UK rail industry...

  7. January 21, 2014

    Housing market hit as young adults stay in parental nest

    The growing number of young adults still in the parental nest has had knock-on effects for the economy as a whole. The...

  8. January 8, 2014

    State-run East Coast rail is ‘most efficient’ franchise

    The state has shown the private sector how to run an efficient railway, according to the commercial director of the East...

  9. January 2, 2014

    First-class train seats will be scaled back

    Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, is preparing to pay millions of pounds to turn first-class compartments into...

  10. December 10, 2013

    Bus routes cuts cause concern over social and economic damage

    The network of buses laid on by local authorities to link towns and villages across the UK to shops, hospitals and schools...

  11. November 5, 2013

    KPMG defends key HS2 report

    The authors of a key report bolstering the £50bn high-speed rail project have defended their work in the face of intense...

  12. October 29, 2013

    A stronger case for a costly train line

    Since the UK government first announced it was pushing ahead with a new high-speed rail link between London and the north,...

  13. October 22, 2013

    BA backs Heathrow over Boris island

    British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group vowed on Tuesday that it would not leave Heathrow for an...

  14. October 14, 2013

    Airports Commission faces legal challenge on new runway criteria

    A campaign group opposed to the expansion of Stansted airport will on Monday attempt to launch a legal challenge against the...

  15. September 20, 2013

    Former airport chief quits commision role

    Geoff Muirhead, former head of Manchester Airports Group, is stepping down from an independent commission investigating...

  16. September 4, 2013

    ‘Unsafe’ lorries face £200 London fee in cycling safety drive

    Lorries lacking equipment to protect cyclists will face a daily £200 charge to enter London under plans announced by Boris...

  17. August 27, 2013

    Cracks emerge in business support for second UK high-speed rail line

    The Institute of Directors has become the first large business group to call for the planned high-speed rail link between...

  18. August 8, 2013

    RAF base suggested as Heathrow overspill

    Heathrow airport’s capacity crunch could be solved temporarily by using RAF Northolt in west London as a base for landing...

  19. Westminster Blog

    July 19, 2013

    Revealed: Umunna's empire building

    Chuka Umunna is ambitious: that much is well known. George Parker, the FT’s political editor, has a feature-length profile...

  20. July 10, 2013

    The train, fast or slow, is the best workplace

    British civil servants have taken a hammering over their miscalculation of the costs and benefits of a proposed Y-shaped...

  21. July 5, 2013

    Laptops and the case for high-speed rail

    ‘The economic benefits of the High Speed 2 rail link will probably be revised downwards as the transport department drops an...

  22. June 26, 2013

    UK spending review: winners and losers

    WINNERS ● Spooks George Osborne increased the intelligence services’ combined resource budget by 3.4 per cent in real terms...

  23. June 26, 2013

    Stagecoach shares rise on increased turnover

    Stagecoach has said it is “fighting to protect” rail franchising, after Labour signalled last week that it was hardening its...

  24. June 9, 2013

    London transport chief warns cuts endanger ageing Tube’s upgrade

    London’s transport budget faces potentially “catastrophic” cuts in the government spending review, putting at risk the...

  25. May 31, 2013

    Maintenance blunder blamed for jet’s forced landing at Heathrow

    Investigators have found that a maintenance blunder forced the crew of a British Airways jet to make an emergency landing at...

  26. May 27, 2013

    Boris Johnson faces Tory party ire over rail plans

    Boris Johnson is facing revolt among members of his own party over plans to bring parts of the London rail network under the...

  27. May 27, 2013

    Crossrail and Thameslink take different approaches to risk

    There could be few more fitting places for two of the UK’s biggest rail projects in many years to meet. Later this decade,...

  28. May 24, 2013

    Heathrow runway closed by emergency landing

    Travellers trying to get away early for the bank holiday weekend suffered significant disruption at Heathrow on Friday after...

  29. April 18, 2013

    State-run railway beats private rivals

    The state-run East Coast mainline has emerged as the most efficiently run rail franchise in terms of its reliance on...

  30. March 26, 2013

    Train operators eager for franchise overhaul

    Train operators expect a boost to their profits from the overhaul of the rail franchising timetable as the government is...

  31. March 26, 2013

    Bristow wins search and rescue contract

    Dorset’s loss is Somerset’s gain. When the government chose a winner on Tuesday in the contest to run the country’s search...

  32. March 24, 2013

    West Coast rail contract extended

    Virgin Rail’s contract to run services on the London to Glasgow route will be extended beyond the end of next year as...

  33. March 22, 2013

    Aviation report encourages quieter jets

    Ministers are planning measures that could increase the number of aircraft flying in and out of airports by encouraging...

  34. March 17, 2013

    Osborne cracks down on civil service pay

    George Osborne has signalled a crackdown on below-radar pay rises that millions of civil servants have enjoyed despite a...

  35. March 12, 2013

    Cameron draws top official into rail row

    David Cameron has dragged his most senior official into the row surrounding the government’s botched attempts to sell the...

  36. February 26, 2013

    MPs pinpoint blame for West Coast debacle

    Fundamental errors combined with a lack of leadership and common sense at the Department for Transport led to the West Coast...

  37. February 15, 2013

    UK’s young are forced off the road

    The number of young people taking driving tests has dropped almost a fifth in the past five years as the economic downturn,...

  38. January 22, 2013

    Whitehall can learn from London 2012

    Ministers are frustrated about delivery. Like their Labour predecessors, they complain about delays and question the...

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