Archive: Railways

Natalie Bennett protesting outside Kings Cross about train fares rising

VIDEO: Why do train fares always go up?

After the annual outcry about increases in train fares has died down, we take a look at the reasons why train fares always go up.

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.

  • How we keep the world moving

    CIHT members plan, design, build, operate and maintain best-in-class transport systems and infrastructure. The Institution supports its members’ professional aspirations by providing routes to professional qualifications, networking opportunities and professional development events. CIHT also works to promote the importance of the transportation industry to government and society.

  • 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.

  • 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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