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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. June 12, 2015

      Call to shake up Network Rail funding

      Britain’s railways regulator is calling for an overhaul of Network Rail’s funding amid concerns that some of the...

    10. June 11, 2015

      Network Rail’s earnings halve despite soaring passenger numbers

      Network Rail suffered a 51 per cent drop in annual pre-tax profits even as passenger numbers hit record highs. Pre-tax...

    11. June 1, 2015

      UK unions call off national rail strike

      A planned national rail strike set to start later this week was called off on Monday after Network Rail put forward a...

    12. May 31, 2015

      UK rail revival spurs commuter projects

      While the debate rages about the benefits of HS2 and other big rail projects, old train lines up and down the UK —...

    13. May 28, 2015

      Rail workers reinstate national strike

      A week after Britain’s first national rail strike for 20 years was called off, it has been reinstated, with two...

    14. May 24, 2015

      Rail unions consider pay offer after calling off UK strike

      Rail unions will meet on Thursday to decide whether to accept the pay offer that averted Britain’s first national train...

    15. May 21, 2015

      Unions call off UK rail strike after deal with operator

      A planned rail strike that threatened travel chaos throughout Britain over the Bank Holiday weekend has been cancelled...

    16. May 19, 2015

      Network Rail legally challenges national strike

      Network Rail has issued a legal challenge to one of the unions threatening to strike over the bank holiday weekend. The...

    17. May 15, 2015

      RMT calls 24-hour rail strike on May bank holiday

      Millions of train passengers travelling over the May 25 bank holiday face extensive disruption after the Rail, Maritime...

    18. May 12, 2015

      UK faces first national rail strike in 20 years

      Britain could face its first national train strike in 20 years after thousands of workers at Network Rail rejected a...

    19. April 30, 2015

      London rail chaos runs into Friday

      London commuters have woken up to another morning of train delays and cancellations after a major power outage near...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Rail chiefs warned of cyber threat to new train technology

      Trains are pulling out of the Victorian era and into the digital age, but rail chiefs have been warned that they also...

    21. March 31, 2015

      Unions argue UK rail nationalisation would save £1.5bn

      Research into privately run railway franchises argues that £1.5bn could be saved by 2020 if expiring contracts were...

    22. March 29, 2015

      Scrap price slump cools hot metal trade

      Rail travellers face the usual disruption from maintenance works over Easter, while many churchgoers will be tapped up...

    23. February 16, 2015

      London services ranked worst in UK rail passenger survey

      The train companies operating London’s six main commuter routes have been ranked the worst in the country by a new...

    24. February 16, 2015

      Government spend on railways falls

      The government’s contribution to running Britain’s railways has shrunk rapidly over the lifetime of the coalition, with...

    25. February 12, 2015

      Network Rail ordered to review track work after Christmas chaos

      Network Rail has been ordered to review all its engineering work ahead of the Easter and May bank holidays to avoid the...

    26. January 28, 2015

      Network Rail behemoth stuck in transit

      The group that holds Network Rail’s board to account met last week for the first time since chaos swept Britain’s...

    27. January 28, 2015

      How UK’s Network Rail measures against its European peers

      UK travellers arriving back from swift, efficient rail journeys across France or Germany often groan about the delays...

    28. January 14, 2015

      ‘Trampolines on the track’: a new reason for train delays

      Leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow — some of the most mocked reasons for UK train delays — have been replaced...

    29. January 12, 2015

      Railway report rekindles row over break-up

      Failures by private contractors were among the key reasons for the UK’s Christmas travel chaos, according to Network...

    30. January 2, 2015

      Rail fares rise follows festive chaos

      Annual rail fare rises came into effect on Friday, pushing up the price of train journeys overall by 2.2 per cent and...

    31. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: City and political donors miss out

      New year honours Banking titans and political donors are conspicuous by their absence in the last new year honours list...

    32. December 30, 2014

      Network Rail chief Mark Carne gives up bonus

      The head of Network Rail is to give up his bonus this year because of botched track upgrades over Christmas that led to...

    33. December 29, 2014

      Network Rail chief calls for work review

      The head of Network Rail has conceded that there needs to be a new approach to the timing of engineering works after...

    34. December 28, 2014

      Network Rail faces probe over Christmas travel chaos

      Network Rail came in for heavy criticism over the Christmas train travel chaos, with Britain’s rail watchdog launching...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. December 14, 2014

      Network Rail attacked by regulator for poor performance

      Britain’s rail regulator has issued a damning rebuke to the chief executive of Network Rail, saying that almost every...

    38. December 5, 2014

      UK rail fares to rise 2.2%

      Train fares will rise by an average of 2.2 per cent in January 2015, the Rail Delivery Group said. The increase...

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