Archive: Railways

Anna Matthews: 'The superior UK expertise and acknowledged leading position may disappear forever'

Comment: Why won't taxpayer-backed Network Rail buy British?

We're in the indefensible situation where Network Rail, funded by the taxpayer, will buy technology designed and manufactured overseas

Opinion Former Articles

  • Infographic: HS2, more than a railway

    An infographic depicting the economic benefits, both direct and indirect, of the proposed north-south rail link.

  • 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.

  • Unite: Bombardier workers call on Cameron to save Britain's last train maker

    Hundreds of Bombardier workers head to London today (Wednesday, 7 September) on a Bombardier built train on day of the transport select committee hearing to call on Prime Minister David Cameron to save Britain's last train maker.

  • 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.

  • Campaigners don't see the points of HS2

    HS2's enemies take heart from rail franchise fiasco

    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.

  • Richard Branson's Virgin Rail is now in talks with the DfT over keeping trains running on the west coast main line

    Rail franchise blame game gets up steam

    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.

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