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Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government will use its emergency control of the UK’s railways to change the way the current franchise system operates.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government will use its emergency control of the UK’s railways to change

June 24, 2020
Northern Rail lines have suffered in recent years

Network Rail is being investigated over poor performance on train lines in the northwest and the Midlands. The Office of

January 21, 2020
Sewage

Rail operators have been forced to backtrack on a promise to stop the “dirty business” of dumping excrement on tracks

November 3, 2019
Fat controller, railways, trains

Would the railways run better with an independent “fat controller” in charge, as recently proposed? Scott Corfe, research director at

July 18, 2019
A nationwide train strike could bring the UK grinding to a halt

Train drivers are set to vote on the first nationwide rail strike in a generation as union bosses lashed out

June 28, 2019

Commuters were hit with their first batch of disruption into London this morning on the same day nationwide timetables were

May 20, 2019

The rail industry has today pushed through its new summer timetable, a year after changes caused havoc across the country. An

May 19, 2019

Stagecoach is engaged in an increasingly bitter battle with the government after it revealed that the pension risks it was

May 2, 2019

The rail franchise system should be scrapped and responsibility for commuter routes handed from central government to local authorities such as

April 29, 2019

Network Rail has awarded contracts collectively worth £750m to companies including Siemens and Babcock to to deliver signalling and telecoms across

April 29, 2019

Euston station will be closed for several days over the Easter and May Bank holiday weekends with no trains running

April 10, 2019

Old-school orange rail tickets could become a thing of the past as train companies ramp up the technology for paperless 'smart'

April 10, 2019

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