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

  • Rail freight must be remembered

    Government must pay greater attention to the needs of rail freight when considering major infrastructure investments

  • Steam services celebrate rail reopening

    Rail passengers in North West England boarded the first scheduled service to be pulled by a steam locomotive in nearly half a century

  • Grayling signals rail shake up

    Track and train operations will be brought together in new rail franchises under plans announced by the Transport Secretary on Tuesday

  • 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.

  • 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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