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      Milestone for new London Bridge station

      For the 56m passengers a year who have faced endless delays to services at London Bridge railway station, this...

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      July 11, 2016

      Poor UK railway operators could be barred from fresh bids

      Rail minister Claire Perry has warned that train companies that do not deliver a good service could potentially be...

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    1. July 4, 2016

      Roads and railways seen as vital to growth

      The next 12 months are likely to determine whether attempts to narrow the north-south divide succeed. Get it right, and...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Rush hour chaos as floods hit London and south-east

      People in London and south-east England have been warned to expect more flooding on Thursday evening as more torrential...

    3. May 12, 2016

      FirstGroup pledges £25 rail fares in East Coast fight with Virgin

      Rail passengers on the East Coast main line will benefit from a fare price war after FirstGroup promised £25 tickets...

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      May 12, 2016

      FirstGroup wins right to run rival East Coast rail services

      FirstGroup is to go head-to-head with its old adversaries Virgin Trains and Stagecoach to offer rival services on the...

    5. April 18, 2016

      Network Rail: no easy options

      Engineering work can make UK rail travel a miserable experience. A little worrying, then, that the government looks...

    6. March 25, 2016

      Network Rail’s fibre optic network attracts telecoms interest

      Telecoms groups worldwide are eyeing up the potential sale of Network Rail’s fibre optic and telecoms infrastructure as...

    7. March 16, 2016

      Backing for greater private sector role in UK railways

      A report into the financing of Britain’s railways has endorsed plans by Network Rail to seek greater private sector...

    8. March 11, 2016

      UK’s Network Rail looks to offload big city stations to cut debt

      Eighteen of Britain’s landmark railway stations, including London Waterloo, Paddington and Birmingham New Street, could...

    9. March 8, 2016

      Competition watchdog calls for rail overhaul

      Rival train companies should be allowed to offer services on the same lines as a way of cutting fares and improving...

    10. March 4, 2016

      Network Rail kicks off sale of power assets

      Network Rail has kicked off the sale of its electrical power assets, the first part of a programme of disposals aimed...

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      February 9, 2016

      Network Rail names new CFO

      Network Rail has recruited a Brit with experience of the French railways to be its new chief financial officer. The UK...

    12. February 7, 2016

      Network Rail urges ministers against privatisation

      Network Rail is urging ministers not to privatise it and sell off large sections of Britain’s rail infrastructure ahead...

    13. December 14, 2015

      Software developers help shake up public transport

      Imagine being able to know which carriage of a train to get on, in order to make sure you get a seat and can rest your...

    14. 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...

    15. December 4, 2015

      UK rail fares to rise by average 1.1% next year

      UK train fares will rise by an average 1.1 per cent in 2016, the smallest increase for six years, under terms announced...

    16. 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...

    17. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: experts question infrastructure investment

      “We are the builders,” George Osborne claimed as he delivered his sixth Autumn Statement speech on Wednesday. But with...

    18. November 24, 2015

      46 HS2 staff earn more than the prime minister’s £150,000 salary

      Forty-six staff working on Britain’s planned High Speed 2 railway earn more money than the prime minister, fuelling...

    19. 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...

    20. November 12, 2015

      Network Rail privatisation to be considered as part of shake-up

      Network Rail could be privatised or run on a concession model in what would be the most wide-ranging shake-up of...

    21. October 26, 2015

      Network Rail’s new line meets schedule

      In a rare piece of good news for Network Rail, the troubled operator of Britain’s rail infrastructure will on Monday...

    22. October 14, 2015

      East Coast rail jam hits hopes for competing services

      The battle to break up Virgin Trains’ monopoly on the East Coast main line has been thrown into doubt after Network...

    23. October 6, 2015

      Manchester Victoria reveals £44m facelift

      Six years ago it was dubbed the worst railway station in Britain. But the £44m upgrade of Manchester Victoria, unveiled...

    24. 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...

    25. September 13, 2015

      Plans to transform northern England rail travel hits buffers

      Plans to transform modern rail travel across northern England have hit the buffers — because of a campaign to preserve...

    26. September 8, 2015

      HS2 Euston development extended by 7 years

      Britain’s High Speed 2 railway project has unveiled a redesign of the £2.25bn terminal at London’s Euston station that...

    27. August 16, 2015

      Network Rail looks at options for £1bn property sale

      Network Rail has appointed the investment bank Rothschild to assess its £1bn commercial property portfolio, which could...

    28. August 10, 2015

      UK’s Network Rail fined £2m for upgrade chaos

      Network Rail has been fined £2m for “overly optimistic” timetabling and poor planning for the upgrades that caused...

    29. July 15, 2015

      Regulator proposes splitting Network Rail into eight businesses

      The UK’s chief rail regulator has said a restructuring that would create eight regional businesses within Network Rail...

    30. July 9, 2015

      Network Rail subsidies worth £3.9bn to be handed to train groups

      The government has begun a big overhaul of Britain’s state-owned railway infrastructure operator, but experts...

    31. July 1, 2015

      Infrastructure is too important to fall under the spell of politics

      Next week, when the UK chancellor delivers his third Budget speech in seven months, companies will be listening out for...

    32. June 26, 2015

      Network Rail loses out to HS2 brain drain

      As Network Rail was embarking last year on its biggest modernisation project since the Victorian era, its chief...

    33. June 26, 2015

      Labour accuses Tories of rail ‘betrayal’

      Labour has accused the government of deceiving the public over delays to the biggest overhaul of Britain’s railways...

    34. June 26, 2015

      Yet more delays on UK’s creaking rail network

      Call it first-mover disadvantage. Two centuries after first laying track across its landscape, Britain’s record for...

    35. June 26, 2015

      Delays bedevil GWR — ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’

      Leaves on the track and the wrong kind of snow are infamous as sources of railway trouble. But Network Rail’s...

    36. June 25, 2015

      London Bridge upgrade raises ire of passengers

      London Bridge has borne the brunt of train passengers’ anger, with research showing that less than half of travellers...

    37. 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...

    38. June 14, 2015

      Network Rail wins work for California’s high-speed railway line

      Network Rail has boosted its international credentials by winning work on the US’s first high-speed railway line...

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