Archive: Rail

"We need better rail services – including HS3 so that we can reduce journey times and increase capacity"

Fixing the north's transport system should be a national priority

If the north of England succeeds economically, so does the rest of the UK - but it needs vision from the government, not obfuscation

Opinion Former Articles

  • 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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