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  1. April 4, 2014

    Storm-battered southwest rail link reopens after £35m repairs

    The rail link to the southwest of England reopened on Friday, two months after the trackbed was swept away by the sea at...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Network Rail in funds warning on storm damage

    Network Rail has said it may not have enough money to protect Britain’s railways from the effects of climate change and...

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  1. Rail and Metro 2013

    Transport advances pinned on technology...
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  1. March 25, 2014

    Hopes fade for rapid start to London’s Crossrail 2

    Expectations of an imminent start on a new north-south rail line across London have been damped, with the former chief...

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    March 20, 2014

    Buried in the Budget: 'higher' debt, easier mandate

    In spite of his genuinely radical pensions reforms, George Osborne’s Budget had a familiar underlying theme: austerity will...

  3. March 17, 2014

    HS2 boss says it has ‘potential to transform the North’

    The new head of HS2 has set out his vision for the £50bn high speed rail line, calling for faster construction and better...

  4. February 25, 2014

    Network Rail boss puts storms cost at £170m

    The recent heavy storms have caused about £170m in damage to the UK rail network and had a “devastating effect” on business...

  5. February 9, 2014

    Floods cut off rail services to southwest England

    Thousands of rail passengers in southwest England were cut off completely from London on Sunday after fresh storms swept in...

  6. February 8, 2014

    Study offers funding boost to Crossrail 2

    Funding for a proposed new north-south railway under London could be raised with less than half the cost coming from central...

  7. February 6, 2014

    Historic rail line damaged by storm threatened with closure

    The threat of future storm damage could spell the end for one of the most spectacular stretches of railway in the country as...

  8. February 5, 2014

    Rail link to southwest washed away

    Britain lashed by fresh storms Cornwall and parts of Devon could be without rail links to London for up to six weeks after...

  9. Westminster Blog

    January 24, 2014

    Labour's own infrastructure adviser criticises Miliband energy policy

    Last October, at the height of the political row over energy bills, we reported on the growing concerns of senior business...

  10. January 17, 2014

    HS2 construction chief to earn salary of £750,000

    A top executive from Network Rail will become head of construction of HS2, the controversial high-speed rail project, on an...

  11. January 3, 2014

    MPs criticise winter transport chaos

    More must be done to ensure the transport network keeps running during severe weather, MPs have said, as yet more stormy...

  12. December 27, 2013

    Thousands without power as second gale of Christmas hits

    Network Rail has stepped up its call for government money to make sure Victorian-era train lines can withstand the strain of...

  13. December 23, 2013

    Two people killed as storm hits UK Christmas travellers

    A man and a woman died in swollen rivers on Monday and thousands of people faced travel chaos trying to make it home for...

  14. December 8, 2013

    Treasury to maintain railways investment

    The Treasury has committed itself to maintaining its investment programme in the railways once Network Rail’s debts come on...

  15. December 4, 2013

    Gatwick rail link funding approved

    Ministers have accepted recommendations by a body investigating Britain’s airports that could lead to significant...

  16. November 29, 2013

    First-time buyers in London and their fight to get on the ladder

    Following on from John Kay’s eloquent view of London’s property market, the Financial Times spoke to some young Britons...

  17. November 4, 2013

    Cameron looks to new HS2 chief to cut construction cost

    The budget of the £50bn high-speed rail line could fall by at least 10 per cent if the new head of the project delivers on...

  18. August 23, 2013

    Network Rail punctuality falls

    Network Rail punctuality has fallen, according to its latest figures, adding to concerns about its performance. Punctuality...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. February 26, 2013

    UK borrowing costs fall despite rating cuts

    UK long-term borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest level this year, as troubles in the eurozone offset worries over a...

  22. February 21, 2013

    Former Virgin executive to head centre

    Will Whitehorn, a former senior Virgin Group executive, is to chair a government innovation centre being created to devise...

  23. February 10, 2013

    Techs lead Milton Keynes revival

    A pool of highly skilled labour and good transport connections are driving “a high-tech renaissance” in Milton Keynes,...

  24. January 21, 2013

    Rail and road show resilience

    Snow brought more chaos to the rail and road networks on Monday but there were signs that lessons learnt from the severe...

  25. January 8, 2013

    Network Rail outlines investment plans

    Network Rail has priced running and improving Britain’s rail network from 2014 to 2019 at £37.5bn, a cost to be funded from...

  26. January 4, 2013

    Banks’ move points to lucrative opening

    Having banks help teach financial literacy within schools may become a lucrative marketing opportunity – and highlights how...

  27. January 3, 2013

    Britain’s fare deal

    Britain’s commuters have blown their stack. For the tenth year in a row, above-inflation fare rises have added to the misery...

  28. December 28, 2012

    Commuters struggle back to work

    Travel woes for commuters increased on Friday morning where problems for holidaymakers left off, with engineering work...

  29. December 23, 2012

    Floods cause more Christmas travel chaos

    “Unprecedented” levels of rain and flooding have caused prolonged misery for those attempting Christmas travel, with floods...

  30. December 21, 2012

    Chaos makes highways charge a hard sell

    Gary Lineker spoke for the masses with a twitter message on Thursday, the eve of a much discussed ancient Mayan prediction...

  31. 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...

  32. December 20, 2012

    UK on alert for weekend flood disruption

    Large swathes of the country were put on alert for further disruption from flooding over one of the busiest weekends for...

  33. November 27, 2012

    Suspended rail official sues DfT

    One of the officials suspended by the Department for Transport over the West Coast main line franchise fiasco has begun...

  34. November 22, 2012

    Faster rail link to Stansted urged

    Stansted airport would stand to gain an additional 1.4m passengers a year if politicians and the rail industry came together...

  35. November 22, 2012

    Rail chief warns on industry overhaul

    One of Network Rail’s top executives has warned the government that any radical overhaul of the industry in the wake of the...

  36. November 15, 2012

    Rail contract delays hit Invensys sales

    Shares in Invensys edged up on Thursday in spite of the UK-based engineering group missing interim revenue forecasts. The...

  37. October 5, 2012

    Effort to save system after fiasco

    The unprecedented decision earlier this week to cancel the West Coast contract has plunged the rail industry into chaos,...

  38. September 5, 2012

    Network Rail faces threat of £50m fine

    Failure to improve punctuality on long-distance rail routes could see Network Rail fined a record £50m, the industry...

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