Successive British governments have demonstrated a "total abrogation of leadership" in their approach to infrastructure development in the UK, a leading construction industry official said today.
With two bills dedicated to it, High Speed Rail 2 is firmly on course, but the debate is still about perception rather than facts.
While London develops its railway system, other regions in the country may be left behind in new transport.
With rail usage continuing to soar in London and south-east, proposals for a Brighton Main Line 2 are starting to get a serious hearing.
The East Coast rail franchise has been opened out to bids from the private sector, in a move which is likely to take it out of public hands.
The government's consultation on compensation for homeowners affected by the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail route was "so unfair as to be unlawful", a high court judge has found.
Campaigners are set to discover whether the coalition's much-disputed high speed rail consultation was illegal when a judge finally delivers his ruling later.
With not even an Olympic glimmer to lift the spirit, 2013 threatens to be a depressing affair.
Norman Baker has been roundly mocked for insisting train fare rises were "not nearly as expensive as has been presented", despite another inflation-busting rise to bring in the new year.
The west coast mainline fiasco has cost the taxpayer a "significant" amount of cash, the government's public spending watchdog has found.
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has condemned his department's "damning failure" over the west coast mainline, after announcing a 23-month deal with Virgin Rail.
Rural Conservative councillors are taking on the government's flagship High Speed 2 rail project with a week of legal challenges.
Welsh Conservatives voted to call their own party incompetent yesterday, after a "whipping mistake".
The abandoned west coast main line rail franchise could be followed by the scrapping of the Department for Transport's controversial planned high speed rail network linking London with Birmingham, its opponents are hoping.
Two Cabinet ministers and civil servants at the Department for Transport are fighting an increasingly bitter blame game behind closed doors over the collapse of the government's system for awarding rail franchises.
Ed Miliband was spared an increasingly critical appraisal of his conference speech today, after a major coalition U-turn distracted the press from events in Manchester.
Virgin Trains is launching legal proceedings against the government for choosing the "highest risk bid" for the west coast mainline over its own.
Desperate last-minute manoeuvres from Virgin boss Richard Branson and opposition MPs do not appear to be making an impact ahead of tomorrow's west coast mainline franchise transferral.
Next year's railway fares could be increased by a further six per cent in England, following today's higher than expected inflation figures.
Liberal Democrats and Labour teamed up to attack George Osborne today, after a new set of above-inflation rail hikes sparked despair in commuters.
Over £9 billion of spending on improving Britain's rail network has been unveiled by the coalition.
Annual rail fare increases above inflation are to end, the coalition has announced, even as it moves to achieve efficiency savings of £3.5 billion.
Network Rail's bosses have decided to waive their bonuses this year, ahead of what would have been a damaging board meeting on Friday.
Train fares are to rise by an average of 5.9% in 2012, figures out today show.
Transport committee chair Louise Ellman outlines the findings of her committee's report on high speed rail: