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    1. November 20, 2014

      Younger generation moves away from owning a vehicle

      From next March, Londoners will be able to book electric cars using mobile phones and smart cards. The “car sharing” venture...

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      November 5, 2014

      German rail strike

      Axel Heimken/EPA Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train...

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    1. November 5, 2014

      German rail strike to hit events that mark fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany’s train drivers severely disrupted the country’s rail network on Wednesday at the start of a four-day strike, the...

    2. Business Blog

      May 28, 2014

      Rolling into the Highlands in style: a revamp business travellers should enjoy

      An artist's impression of the revamped bunks with en suite shower Photo: Transport Scotland/PA Wire The revamp of the...

    3. March 31, 2014

      KKR backs European train leasing start-up

      KKR is backing a European train leasing venture to take advantage of the liberalisation of rail traffic in the region....

    4. February 12, 2014

      Germany woos older workers as supply of young employees dries up

      Werner Brockmann has spent his entire 48-year career working as an electrician for Deutsche Bahn. As the 62-year-old...

    5. January 6, 2014

      Pofalla case puts pressure on Merkel over jobs for ex-ministers

      German chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing pressure to impose controls on ex-ministers moving to top business posts amid...

    6. The World

      January 5, 2014

      Why Germany needs a sense of proportion

      Ronald Pofalla (Adam Berry/Getty Images) By Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin Controversial job-seekers have been making the...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2013

      Polish cargo IPO: hot stuff

      Carrying cargo may appear to be dull but worthy work, but there is also a lot of money in it, as investors in PKP Cargo, the...

    8. October 9, 2013

      MTR on track for Beijing rail deals

      MTR, the Hong Kong metro rail company, is holding discussions with Beijing about operating two lines in the Chinese capital,...

    9. September 17, 2013

      Newcastle drives ahead with case for bus reform

      On a drizzly autumn day in Newcastle, it is hard to avoid the buses swishing through the puddles, with liveries flashing...

    10. August 20, 2013

      Getting luggage delivered

      Having your luggage picked up from your home or office and delivered to your hotel or vice versa saves the time and hassle...

    11. July 25, 2013

      Eurotunnel chairman attacks competition regulators

      Eurotunnel is operating in a “hostile environment” as it tries to face down two separate regulatory challenges to its...

    12. June 25, 2013

      Four picked for Crossrail operator shortlist

      Four bidders have made the shortlist to run the trains on the UK’s newest rail line, including only two of the London-listed...

    13. June 20, 2013

      Eurotunnel fees are too high, rules Brussels

      Eurotunnel could face a cut of up to 50 per cent in the fees it levies on operators using the subsea rail link, after...

    14. June 17, 2013

      Privatisation: Mixed messages as government seems divided over programme

      When Russia rolled out plans for a sweeping privatisation programme in 2009, the Kremlin declared it would be a step towards...

    15. May 27, 2013

      Crossrail: East-west scheme set to lift capacity

      Deep below the streets of London, five giant machines are excavating the tunnels for the city’s newest underground railway,...

    16. May 24, 2013

      Urban transport: Wireless systems lead charge of electric brigade

      The days of the diesel-powered urban bus and those of its “greener” hybrid successor appear numbered. Advances in wireless...

    17. May 5, 2013

      Arriva in northern rail services plan

      Deutsche Bahn, the German state-owned rail operator, is seeking to start passenger services on the West Coast mainline that...

    18. April 28, 2013

      Transport groups prepare for battle to run Crossrail services

      A fierce battle to run the trains on the UK’s newest rail line will start this week when at least six bidders are expected...

    19. April 23, 2013

      Siemens warns on late Eurostar delivery

      Siemens’ rail division faces further costly charges after it warned of a delay to the delivery of trains to Eurostar, the...

    20. April 16, 2013

      ThyssenKrupp gives whistleblowers amnesty

      ThyssenKrupp sought to draw a line under a spate of corruption problems at the German steel and engineering conglomerate by...

    21. February 18, 2013

      SNCF chief seeks route to serve commuters

      France’s SNCF is best known for the high-speed TGV, but the state-owned rail operator is looking to the commuter sector as...

    22. February 7, 2013

      National Express wins German rail contract

      National Express has won two contracts to operate German regional rail services, representing a first for UK transport...

    23. January 30, 2013

      EU unveils rail network reform proposal

      Europe’s vertically integrated rail companies will have to erect firewalls between their business units before they can...

    24. January 23, 2013

      Industrial caution knocks Siemens profits

      Siemens’ industrial customers remained cautious in the final three months of 2012 as Europe’s biggest engineering group by...

    25. January 7, 2013

      Air Berlin replaces chief executive

      Air Berlin has replaced its chief executive, Hartmut Mehdorn, as the German low-cost carrier prepares to embark on a new...

    26. December 20, 2012

      UBS comes under further pressure

      Investors continued to sell out of Swiss bank UBS as new details emerged about the bank’s involvement in the rate fixing...

    27. December 20, 2012

      New rail data show scale of late running

      Almost 43 per cent of trains were late in the past month, according to figures released on Thursday which, for the first...

    28. December 20, 2012

      D Bahn sues ThyssenKrupp over price fixing

      Deutsche Bahn is suing ThyssenKrupp and three other companies for compensation over a rail price-fixing scandal that...

    29. December 18, 2012

      Swiss fine freight groups for price cartel

      The Swiss competition authority, Weko, has fined four leading freight and transport companies – Panalpina Welttransport,...

    30. October 4, 2012

      Rail franchising system seen as broken

      Nearly 20 years ago, I was the government’s deputy director of franchising at the outset of rail privatisation, when we sold...

    31. July 23, 2012

      Eurotunnel shrugs off unit’s cost concern

      Shares in Groupe Eurotunnel fell almost 6 per cent after the operator of the Channel tunnel said half-year operating profits...

    32. July 5, 2012

      Steel groups fined €124.5m for cartel

      Germany’s federal cartel office has imposed €124.5m in fines on four steel companies who conspired to make and supply rails...

    33. May 18, 2012

      The expert selection: Europe’s most luxurious trains

      The “Ferrari of trains”, Italy’s high-speed Italo, launched amid great fanfare last month, offering leather seats and even a...

    34. May 13, 2012

      Eurostar eyes expansion across Europe

      The operator of cross-Channel passenger train services is eyeing an ambitious expansion of its network out of London, by...

    35. April 18, 2012

      Eurotunnel condemns new French toll

      Eurotunnel, the Channel tunnel operator, has accused the owner of France’s rail infrastructure of “effectively killing off...

    36. March 8, 2012

      BMW to lift payout on record results

      BMW plans to raise its dividend more than 75 per cent after the German carmaker achieved record sales and earnings that...

    37. February 19, 2012

      UK rail franchises face threat from abroad

      The winning bid by a unit of the Dutch state rail operator for the Greater Anglia rail franchise was almost a fifth higher...

    38. February 8, 2012

      Freight network chief rails at Europe system

      The head of the UK’s largest rail freight operator has fiercely criticised continental European rail networks’ systems for...

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