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    1. October 16, 2014

      From Waitrose to Whitehall

      You can learn a lot in a day. At least that is what Mark Price, managing director of supermarket chain Waitrose, thinks. For...

    2. October 14, 2014

      Call for four new Thames river crossings

      Four new river crossings should be built in east London and Kent, from the Thames Barrier to Dartford, to unlock a “wave of...

    Special Reports

    1. Rail and Metro 2013

      Transport advances pinned on technology...
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    1. October 12, 2014

      TransPennine Express struggles to seat rail passengers

      Rail passengers might be comforted to know that company bosses ride their own packed train services. They would be less...

    2. September 25, 2014

      Britain’s poor roads cost government £31m in driver compensation

      The Department for Transport has paid £31.6m in compensation to drivers for damages arising from poor road conditions as a...

    3. August 21, 2014

      Rail subsidies fall 40% in five years

      Rail subsidies have fallen almost 40 per cent over the past five years, according to statistics released by the Department...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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