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Letters to the Editor
Lynford Wood
It is only rarely that an item in Transit provokes incredulity - but the effusive report on the “success” of PlusBus is truly amazing!... 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
By James Dark
Birmingham New Street station will be rebuilt to accommodate 50% more passengers than today, following the government’s announcement that it... continue
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Rail News
Network rail has said that driver dependence on satellite navigation systems is now responsible for damage to some 2,000 bridges on the rail network... 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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Rail News
The West Coast Main Line upgrade will not be finished this year without huge unscheduled disruption to services, threatening Virgin’s plans to... continue
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Opinion
When Railtrack was fined by the rail regulator for being in breach of its license it was clear that its shareholders would have to take notice. If... continue
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In Passing
Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher must have wished he could trade places with his colleague, Ian McAllister, this week. While Coucher was... continue
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Regular News
Electrical workers at a Network Rail control room in York, which supplies power to the whole of the East Coast Main Line, decided to go ahead with a... continue
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Regular News
By Robert Jack
Almost 800,000 incidents caused 14 million minutes of delay to rail journeys in 2006-07, costing a minimum of £1bn in terms of time lost to... continue
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Regular News
Network Rail has set out a strategy to develop the East Coast Main Line which includes catering for 40% growth in patronage on long distance services... continue
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In brief
Britain’s road network has grown 15 times faster than the rail network under Labour, according to figures revealed by the Liberal... continue
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In brief
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly has asked Network Rail to develop plans to increase capacity on the West Anglia Main Line with a view to completing... continue
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In brief
Open access operator Grand Central has appointed the rail freight operator EWS Network to provide hour-by-hour operational control of its train... continue
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In brief
Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher has called for the rail industry to set itself more rigorous punctuality standards. A trial of his... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has warned Network Rail that it risks breaching its licence if it fails to improve performance on its Western... continue
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News Extra
by James Dark
Ever since train operators’ failed in their attempt to censure Network Rail at its AGM last July, there have been rumblings that the major... continue
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Business Comment Lead Story
A couple of days before the Easter break, the chief executives of three of the major UK transport groups and the managing director of one of the... continue
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Regular News
A three-mile urban bus service which receives £224,500 subsidy a year has carried six passengers per day in its first two months of operation,... continue
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Regular News
by James Dark
Network Rail has said it will axe a raft of high-profile enhancements needed to increase capacity and improve punctuality unless the government... continue
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