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    1. 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 report...

    2. 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 railway...

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    1. Rail and Metro 2013

      Transport advances pinned on technology...
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    1. 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 busiest...

    2. 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 service at...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 of...

    5. 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 also...

    6. 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 linking...

    7. 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 highest...

    8. 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 cities...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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