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      February 4, 2016

      FirstGroup & Stagecoach battle for South West rail franchise

      FirstGroup and Stagecoach will go head to head in the race to run the South Western rail franchise – which is currently...

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      January 11, 2016

      Lin Homer stepping down from HMRC

      Lin Homer is stepping down as chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs after four years in charge of the UK tax...

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    1. January 7, 2016

      Calls grow for TfL to take charge of south London rail network

      South London’s suburban rail services should be devolved to Transport for London and run as part of London Overground,...

    2. January 2, 2016

      Train fares edge up 1% for 2016

      Train fares for UK commuters will rise 1.1 per cent on Saturday, taking the increase over the past six years to almost...

    3. December 21, 2015

      British commuters in dark about rail compensation

      Campaign group Which has launched a “super-complaint” to the UK rail regulator, demanding it investigates how rail...

    4. December 9, 2015

      ‘Northern powerhouse’ in £1.2bn rail upgrade boost

      The UK government’s “northern powerhouse” initiative received a boost on Wednesday with a £1.2bn improvement to rail...

    5. November 27, 2015

      UK car tax evasion doubles after paper discs are scrapped

      The number of untaxed vehicles on the UK’s roads has breached half a million since the end of paper tax discs, costing...

    6. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Department for Transport suffers big budget cut

      Transport experts have questioned the government’s ability to deliver its big pipeline of infrastructure projects after...

    7. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: devolution will distance Westminster from austerity

      George Osborne promised to overhaul “what the state does and how it does it”. While the chancellor did not outline any...

    8. November 25, 2015

      Rail upgrade needs extra £2.5bn

      Network Rail will need an extra £2.5bn to carry out a five-year modernisation plan that was billed as the biggest...

    9. November 24, 2015

      Watchdog finds delays to repairs limit revenue potential for rail franchises

      Delays and cost increases on infrastructure works pose risks to the amount of money the government can secure for...

    10. November 20, 2015

      MPs call for review of UK rail regulator

      The future of Britain’s rail regulator should be reviewed after it failed to scrutinise Network Rail’s improvement...

    11. November 4, 2015

      David Cameron sets up committee to tackle air quality

      David Cameron has moved to address public concerns about air quality amid a public health furore caused by the VW...

    12. October 18, 2015

      Chinese investment — is it good for Britain?

      Investment in infrastructure tops the UK government’s list of desired outcomes from this week’s state visit by Xi...

    13. September 30, 2015

      Network Rail to deliver northern rail projects 4 years late

      The modernisation of two major rail lines in the Midlands and north of England, halted earlier this year amid a funding...

    14. September 8, 2015

      Britain uncovers its history — only to bury it

      It is easy to feel blasé about Stonehenge. Its silhouette — as instantly recognisable as that of any monument in the...

    15. June 25, 2015

      Network Rail upgrades shunted on to the sidings

      Britain’s biggest programme of investment in the railways since Victorian times has been scaled back because Network...

    16. June 2, 2015

      Finalists: Responsible Business Awards 2015

      Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the powerful and positive role of business in...

    17. May 15, 2015

      Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers

      You might think that the biggest infrastructure project in modern Britain would have merited a few minutes discussion...

    18. March 25, 2015

      Lords committee says economic case for £50bn HS2 not been made

      Supporters of the £50bn HS2 railway line have failed to make the economic case for the project, according to a House of...

    19. March 20, 2015

      High-speed train arriving at Crewe due six years early

      High Speed 2 could reach the north ahead of its 2033 schedule under plans for the £50bn railway line being put forward...

    20. March 4, 2015

      State transport body tipped to run north rail franchises

      The state could be running trains across the north of England within a decade if a London-style transport board for the...

    21. January 15, 2015

      MPs doubt high speed rail scheme will give value for money

      The £50bn high speed two rail project is unlikely to provide value for money, a cross party group of MPs says in a...

    22. January 15, 2015

      UK nuclear waste train operator to carry passengers

      The state-owned train company that carries Britain’s nuclear waste is set to carry paying passengers as the UK’s...

    23. December 27, 2014

      Rail chaos as engineering work over-runs

      Thousands of passengers have been hit by travel chaos after late-running engineering works brought some of Britain’s...

    24. December 26, 2014

      Political row erupts over Boxing Day trains

      A political row has broken out over the lack of rail services on Boxing Day, with 17 train operators offering no...

    25. December 17, 2014

      British MPs condemn £10.5bn PFI train deals

      The purchase of new trains costing £10.5bn through two private finance initiative deals transferred all the risk to UK...

    26. November 27, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: George Osborne to pledge £15bn for UK roads

      George Osborne will promise the “biggest, boldest” road improvement programme for 40 years when he rises in the House...

    27. November 20, 2014

      Network Rail criticised for late trains, poor management

      Train punctuality has fallen to its worst level in five years, according to a damning report into Network Rail which...

    28. October 28, 2014

      Boris Johnson fears for London economy without Crossrail 2

      The London mayor warned on Tuesday that the capital would “seize up” without Crossrail 2, a proposed £20bn rail line...

    29. October 23, 2014

      Number of UK train passengers rises sharply

      Passenger numbers on Britain’s railways have increased sharply in the past six months, with demand rising to its...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Transport deemed more important than devolution

      The north and Midlands should have their own smart card modelled on London’s Oyster to allow workers to move between...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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