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Rail News
By James Dark
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Department for Transport undertake far reaching reforms to its franchising system. In its... continue
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Rail News
New open access companies will inevitably take more revenue from franchised operators than they generate, studies by the Office of Rail Regulation... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has called for the Department for Transport to consider auctioning off ‘bundles’ of paths on intercity... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
The Office of Rail Regulation is expected to recommend that there should be more competition between train operators following a detailed review of... continue
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Lead Story
By James Dark
National Express East Coast has taken a huge hit from the nation’s economic downturn, with revenue growth falling severely. The effect on NXEC... continue
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Rail News
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Department for Transport undertake far reaching reforms to its franchising system. In its... continue
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Rail News
Meera Rambissoon
Rail operators will be running 265,000 more trains a year from December 14, when the latest national rail timetable starts.  Services are due... continue
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Business Back-Up
The Association of Train Operating Companies engineering graduate scheme has inducted a record number of participants in 2008. This year has seen the... continue
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Business Comment
When the January rail fare increases were announced, the Department for Transport and train operators trotted out their usual lines about how above... continue
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Other Columnist
By George Muir
“It is the duty of the secretary of state to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 80% lower than the 1990... continue
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Regular Feature
By Meera Rambissoon
There is no doubt that the role of the railway station and the emphasis placed on it is changing in the eyes of the rail industry. Yes, its primary... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has said that the process for approving new access rights for operators needs to be improved. ORR's chief executive... continue
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Regular Feature
By James Dark
There is no better illustration of the dramatic changes that have taken place in rail passengers’ customer service expectations than the rise... continue
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Rail News
Bonuses paid to Network Rail’s executive directors will be influenced by train operators’ satisfaction with the company from next... continue
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Business Monitor
The continuing boom in rail patronage was maintained in the April-June quarter of with strong growth recorded in all sectors, according to the latest... continue
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News Extra
By Tom Cohen
We may be feeling gloomy right now about the future, but long term growth in the rail market remains a near certainty. And this has both train... continue
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John Nelson
Ten years ago the rail industry embarked on a major experiment. British Rail’s ‘Quality Through People’ programme was a bold and... continue
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Regular News
The Department for Transport must review the quality of its staff to ensure it can negotiate forthcoming changes to train operators’ contracts... continue
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Rail News
ATOC and Network Rail have started preliminary discussions with the Department for Transport on loosening civil servants’ control over the rail... continue
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Rail News
By Meera Rambissoon
High speed rail in the UK will be pushed forward, with the creation of a new Public Interest Group, spear-headed by Greengauge 21, whose planned... continue
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