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Balls rules out rail nationalisation

'Dead hand at the centre': Balls rules out rail nationalisation

Ed Balls effectively rules out rail nationalisation from the Labour manifesto, just hours after it emerged the party's policy supremo complained of the "profound dead hand at the centre" of the party

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  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    Earlier this year the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously ruled that the service provided by Rio Tinto’s Pilbara rail lines should not be declared as being available for access to third parties. Today the High Court of Australia granted Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and the National Competition Council leave to pursue appeals in relation to the decision of the Full Federal Court.

  • IET: Lessons not yet learned from previous High Speed rail mistakes

    Engineers are today warning that the current High Speed 2 proposals must learn from the mistakes made during the planning of the first high speed railway line which connects London and the Channel Tunnel.

  • 3M Introduces New Anti-graffiti Surface Protection Films for Rail Industry

    Bracknell, UK, 24 July 2012 – Diversified technology company 3M addresses vandalism and graffiti issues in the transportation sector with two new overlaminates designed to protect train graphics and surfaces from damage caused by spray painting, felt tip markers and other methods. The high gloss overlaminate version helps enhance and maintain exterior train branding while the matte overlaminate version helps reduce reflections in train interiors.

  • Rio Tinto invests US$518 million in autonomous trains for Pilbara iron ore rail network in Western Australia

    Rio Tinto will run the world’s first automated long-distance heavy-haul rail network, with a US$518 million investment (Rio Tinto share US$478 million) in driverless trains.

  • NR should spend £2 billion less in 2014-2019 than it proposed

    Network Rail faces £2 billion cut

    The company that runs Britain’s rail network has been told it needs to spend £2 billion less than it had proposed over the next five years.

  • Freight companies are set to have to pay more to run their trains

    Rail freight braced for higher charges

    The rail freight sector should brace itself for increased track access charges after the chair of the Office for Rail Regulation (ORR) claimed that it repays less than a third of the costs it creates on the network.

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