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

  • 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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