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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. March 9, 2011

      Break up Network Rail, urge train operators

      The owner of Britain’s rail network should break itself up rather than simply devolve power to regional managers, the train...

    4. February 27, 2011

      Network Rail chief in push for openness

      The company that runs Britain’s rail network has to move away from the conflict-driven relations with train companies and...

    5. February 6, 2011

      Network Rail urged to widen scope of inquiry

      Network Rail and a rail trade union are at loggerheads over the exact remit of an independent inquiry paid for by the...

    6. Westminster Blog

      January 28, 2011

      Network Rail hire former Tory transport special adviser

      As I revealed before Christmas, Network Rail has agreed to pay for an independent inquiry into allegations of misuse of...

    7. December 20, 2010

      Network Rail to pay for fraud inquiry

      Network Rail will pay for an independent inquiry into allegations of misuse of public funds that have dogged the publicly...

    8. October 13, 2010

      Cash inquiry moves closer for Network Rail

      An independent investigation into allegations of harassment and misuse of public funds at Network Rail could be announced...

    9. September 28, 2010

      Olympic chief heads to Network Rail

      David Higgins will be under immediate pressure to find new ways to reduce costs at the rail infrastructure company The man...

    10. Westminster Blog

      September 21, 2010

      Private sector executive pay is no model to copy

      Why do 9,000 people in the public sector earn more than the prime minister’s £142,500? It would be good to get the Public...

    11. August 19, 2010

      Minister steps into Network Rail dispute

      Philip Hammond, transport secretary, has intervened in the bitter row between Network Rail and the TSSA rail union, saying...

    12. August 13, 2010

      All change for ‘next phase’ on railways

      By Robert WrightWhen Iain Coucher announced in June that he was stepping down as chief executive of Network Rail, the...

    13. August 13, 2010

      Senior figures set to go at Network Rail

      A shake-up at Network Rail, the company that runs the UK’s rail infrastructure, is imminent, with a number of senior...

    14. August 6, 2010

      Network Rail faces information probe

      Network Rail is set to be opened up to freedom of information requests for the first time amid a flurry of potentially...

    15. Westminster Blog

      August 6, 2010

      Questions over Network Rail chief executive

      The TSSA rail union has been pushing for months if not years to find out more about what is has described as a the “James...

    16. July 8, 2010

      Government ready to take on Network Rail debt

      Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, said the government was willing to assume the £23.8bn debt of the company that runs...

    17. June 25, 2010

      Anger over £2.2m paid in bonuses to rail bosses

      Network Rail drew the scorn of the government, the rail industry watchdog and trade unions yesterday after the company...

    18. June 24, 2010

      Lavish Network Rail bonuses draw scorn

      Network Rail drew the scorn of the government, rail industry watchdog and trade unions on Thursday after the company defied...

    19. June 21, 2010

      Auction of high-speed rail link set to fetch more than £1.5bn

      The sale of the UK's only dedicated high-speed rail line is to be launched as early as today, with the company that runs the...

    20. June 21, 2010

      Bidders queue up for sale of high-speed UK rail link

      The company that runs the Channel Tunnel and big infrastructure investors are expected to join the bidding for the UK's only...

    21. June 20, 2010

      UK high-speed rail link auction opens

      The UK coalition government launched its first major privatisation on Monday announcing the sale of the company that...

    22. June 18, 2010

      Coucher quits as Network Rail faces 'difficult' funding talks

      The company that owns Britain's rail network will face "extremely difficult" negotiations about its next five-year funding...

    23. June 17, 2010

      Network Rail faces ‘difficult’ funding talks

      The company that owns Britain’s rail network will face “extremely difficult” negotiations about its next five-year funding...

    24. June 17, 2010

      Coucher to step down as Network Rail chief

      The man who jointly set up the company that runs Britain’s rail network was to step down after nearly eight years at the top...

    25. June 4, 2010

      Network Rail set to face severe cuts

      The company that runs Britain's rail network is discussing hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of spending cuts with...

    26. June 4, 2010

      Network Rail set to face severe cuts

      The company that runs Britain’s rail network is discussing hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of spending cuts with...

    27. June 3, 2010

      Network Rail cuts maintenance costs by 7%

      The company that runs Britain’s rail network cut its maintenance costs by 7 per cent in the first year of a demanding...

    28. Westminster Blog

      May 31, 2010

      Who are Britain's most highly-paid civil servants?

      The government today (Tuesday) releases a list of the 172 civil servants who earn more than £150,000 a year. Some of it is...

    29. May 4, 2010

      Invest in leaders to make the trains run

      Why should a classroom full of middle managers from Network Rail, the organisation that runs the UK's railway...

    30. May 3, 2010

      Invest in leaders to make the trains run

      Why should a classroom full of middle managers from Network Rail, the organisation that runs the UK’s railway...

    31. March 4, 2010

      Rail regulators sound alarm

      Rail regulators have warned there are "significant areas of concern" about the potential impact on railway workers' and...

    32. March 3, 2010

      Rail regulators sound alarm

      Rail regulators have warned there are “significant areas of concern” about the potential impact on railway workers’ and...

    33. November 26, 2009

      Network Rail cuts operating costs

      The company that runs Britain’s mainline rail infrastructure has cut operating costs compared with last year, in the first...

    34. October 28, 2009

      Ministers under pressure to electrify rail

      The company that runs Britain's rail network looks set to put pressure on ministers to agree to further rail...

    35. October 27, 2009

      Ministers under pressure to electrify rail

      The company that runs Britain’s rail network looks set to put pressure on ministers to agree to further rail electrification...

    36. July 23, 2009

      Manager bonuses gain approval

      The body charged with holding Network Rail to account on Wednesday supported the controversial bonus packages of its senior...

    37. June 27, 2009

      Network Rail’s bonuses attacked

      Rail regulators on Friday attacked Network Rail’s remuneration committee, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” by...

    38. June 27, 2009

      Network Rail's bonuses attacked

      Rail regulators yesterday attacked Network Rail's remuneration committee, saying they were "surprised and disappointed" by...

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