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Rail News
The office of Rail Regulation has  welcomed record train punctuality  over 90%, but said that Network Rail must work more efficiently to... continue
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News Extra
By James Dark
While National Express East Coast is facing a swarm of open access operators competing with it for spare capacity, on the other side of the country... continue
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Business Comment
Virgin West Coast is the only train operator which still enjoys that privatisation relic, Moderation of Competition protection, or put another way a... continue
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Business Monitor
THE latest statistics on rail patronage show that the proportion of journeys being made by season ticket holders is growing rapidly, and heading back... continue
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Regular News
Grand Union has been offered paths by Network Rail to run the new Welsh Assembly-sponsored service between Cardiff and Holyhead. The service would be... continue
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In brief
The Office of Rail Regulation has told Network Rail to carry out an urgent capacity study on the East Coast Main Line to enable decisions to be made... continue
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Rail News
Latest results published by Network Rail show a strong base from which to deliver the huge infrastructure upgrade projects set out in the... continue
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Regular News
It’s been a difficult start to 2008 for Network Rail. The infrastructure controller is under fire after engineering works over the Christmas... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Network Rail has been told that its Strategic Business Plan is inefficient and overpriced by up to £5bn. In its initial assessment of the... continue
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Rail News
By Meera Rambissoon
Virgin trains and One Railway have complained to the Office of Rail Regulation, after Network Rail engineering works over Christmas and New Year... continue
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Regular Feature
By James Dark
When it finally happened last month, the launch of Grand Central’s open access venture was a quiet affair, in stark contrast to the years of... continue
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Lead Story
By James Dark
Train operators are starting to express concern that Network Rail could suffer a loss of confidence similar to the paralysis that afflicted Railtrack... continue
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Rail News
Network Rail is resisting demands to cut the cost of running the railway to European levels. The company was told last month that its £24.6bn... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
RMT general secretary Bob Crow has made one of the most damning public criticisms of Network Rail’s corporate governance structure. Crow, one... continue
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Rail News
Train operators still have a negative perception of the service offered by Network Rail and their opinion of the company has deteriorated. The... continue
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John Nelson
When Willy Walsh declined to take a bonus that would have been worth a reported £750,000 there were sharp intakes of breath. A gesture no doubt... continue
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Regular News
By James Dark
Studies by the Office of Rail Regulation have concluded that Network Rail is one of the least efficient rail infrastructure companies in Europe and... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has suggested it could be given powers to monitor ticket retailing and fares information. Chairman Chris Bolt said the... continue
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Business Monitor
THE?growth?in rail patronage since fiscal year 2000/01 is approaching 30%, according to the most recent statistics published by the Office of Rail... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Network Rail has been fined a record £14m and told to remedy “systemic weaknesses” in the way it plans and manages engineering... continue
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