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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...

  2. 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...

  1. March 17, 2014

    Jubilee Line extension provides inspiration for HS2 boss

    The Jubilee line extension has become the new flag waved by those who support HS2. With the benefits of the 225mph line from...

  2. March 12, 2014

    HS2 chairman finds £1.5bn savings from rail project’s budget

    The new head of HS2 has identified at least £1.5bn in potential cost savings in London alone from the project’s £50bn budget...

  3. February 4, 2014

    HS2 relaunch to focus on benefits to commuters

    The HS2 high speed rail project will be relaunched next month, with a public relations offensive highlighting benefits to...

  4. 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...

  5. January 14, 2014

    Sir David Higgins dashes hopes of big HS2 savings

    The new head of HS2 has played down expectations of delivering large savings to the £50bn budget and warned that scrapping...

  6. December 13, 2013

    MPs propose starting HS2 construction from north and south

    Plans to deliver the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and the north in two stages should be reviewed, and the...

  7. 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...

  8. October 31, 2013

    Network Rail told to cut costs by a fifth

    Network Rail will have to cut its costs by a fifth in the next five years as part of a regulatory settlement that also sees...

  9. September 26, 2013

    High speed rail chief dismisses funding delay concerns

    The head of the High Speed 2 project has dismissed fears that a delay in securing funding for the first stage of the rail...

  10. September 12, 2013

    Network Rail carpeted for poor performance

    Senior executives at Network Rail have been summoned by ministers to explain increasingly poor performance after the rail...

  11. September 5, 2013

    Former Shell executive named as Network Rail chief

    Network Rail has appointed a former senior Royal Dutch Shell manager as its next chief executive following the decision by...

  12. July 26, 2013

    New games in town for organisers who brought Olympic success

    How have the organisers responsible for the 2012 Olympic Games built on their achievements? By carrying on building. If,...

  13. July 24, 2013

    David Higgins to step down from Network Rail as CEO in 2014

    The chief executive of Network Rail will step down next year after more than three years in the job amid controversy over...

  14. May 31, 2013

    No sweat: the new gym rules

    Every so often there comes a time in a beauty editor’s life when you have to shift up a gear, go back on something you vowed...

  15. April 9, 2013

    Network Rail chiefs share £600,000 bonus

    Four Network Rail directors are to get a total of more than £600,000 in bonuses under a long-term incentive scheme. While...

  16. July 10, 2012

    Rail chairman wades into pay storm

    The constant sniping at Network Rail about its executive bonus scheme has to stop or the organisation will lose talent to...

  17. July 8, 2012

    Network Rail board sees breakdown of trust

    There has been a breakdown in trust between the board of Network Rail and its members, the quasi-shareholders who are meant...

  18. July 4, 2012

    Network Rail triggers bonus row

    A row has broken out between Network Rail and the rail regulator over plans for a management bonus scheme at the...

  19. May 29, 2012

    Network Rail warned of record £24m fine

    Network Rail faces a record fine of at least £24m if it fails to meet punctuality targets on key long-distance rail routes,...

  20. May 15, 2012

    Female Network Rail staff in equality fight

    Thirty-four female middle managers at Network Rail are claiming back-pay of £25,000 each after a survey by a transport union...

  21. March 14, 2012

    Tube to provide free WiFi for Olympics

    Passengers on the London Underground will get free WiFi services during the Olympic Games, allowing them to access internet...

  22. February 13, 2012

    Bonus truce but the war goes on

    David Cameron may have declared a truce over bank bonuses, but the war over executive pay looks far from ending. Who is...

  23. February 6, 2012

    Network Rail chiefs give up bonuses

    Senior executives at Network Rail have bowed to almost a week of sustained political pressure by giving up potential annual...

  24. Westminster Blog

    February 6, 2012

    Network Rail drops plans for any annual bonus this year

    It is hard to know who will take the political credit for Network Rail’s directors dropping their plan for any annual bonus...

  25. Westminster Blog

    February 6, 2012

    Network Rail boss defends his bonus

    Another week, another executive in the line of fire over their bonus. This week it is Sir David Higgins, the plain-speaking...

  26. February 5, 2012

    Greening criticised over opposition to pay scheme

    Justine Greening has been accused of hypocrisy after vowing to vote against a pay scheme for Network Rail bosses that Labour...

  27. February 5, 2012

    UK ‘took holiday on renewing our tracks’

    Sir David Higgins is only a year into the job as head of Network Rail. But he is adamant that he will not be around to...

  28. February 5, 2012

    Warning on Olympic transport problems

    One of the country’s leading transport bosses and former head of the Olympic Delivery Authority has issued a stark warning...

  29. December 19, 2011

    Greening warns Network Rail over bonuses

    Senior management at Network Rail should forget about bonuses next year, Justine Greening, the transport secretary, said on...

  30. November 2, 2011

    Network Rail warned over performance

    Network Rail is falling short of its punctuality targets on most of the key long-distant routes and could be in breach of...

  31. June 23, 2011

    Coucher defends Network Rail payout

    The former chief executive of Network Rail has defended the £1.07m payout he received on leaving the company, after the...

  32. June 14, 2011

    Network Rail shifts focus to expand abroad

    The owner of the UK’s rail network is to follow in the footsteps of its Victorian forebears by taking British railway...

  33. June 11, 2011

    Honours List

    Companion of Honour Lord Michael Howard, former Tory party leader Knights Bachelor Prof Roger Boyle, national clinical...

  34. May 31, 2011

    False allegations frustrate former rail chief

    Network Rail’s former chief executive has expressed his frustration at how one of the company’s main trade unions pursued...

  35. May 25, 2011

    Later trains to smooth Olympic flow

    Last trains will leave central London for regional cities as late as 1.30am and there will be more carriages late at night...

  36. May 24, 2011

    Claims against Coucher ‘unfounded’, finds report

    The former chief executive of Network Rail said on Tuesday that allegations of impropriety made against him were “malicious...

  37. May 19, 2011

    Move to cut rail travel costs by up to 30%

    Ministers will ensure future rail services offer “a better deal for both passengers and taxpayers”, the transport secretary...

  38. May 10, 2011

    Network Rail and unions reach ‘groundbreaking’ deal

    The owner of Britain’s mainline rail network says it has won a guarantee that none of its staff will strike during next...

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