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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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Lead Story
By James Dark
The Office of Rail Regulation has refused to back down on the cost reduction targets set for Network Rail over the next five years, describing them... continue
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Rail News
By James Dark
Proposals are being drawn up for a new open access commuter operation from Rutland to St Pancras. The new company, Rutland Rail, would run from... continue
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Business Monitor
GREAT North Eastern Railway, the train operator which bowed out of the InterCity?East?Coast rail franchise last December after a decade, recorded... 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
A future Conservative government should consider using the growing strength of Network Rail’s balance sheet to issue shares in the company,... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has delayed its decision on whether to approve National Express East Coast’s expansion plan or proposals for new... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Network Rail has relented to pressure from National Express East Coast and the Office of Rail Regulation and agreed that it would be possible for... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Ian Yeowart, Managing Director, Grand Union, York
It’s heartening to see that John Nelson’s column (Transit September 12) regarding Rotherham and Barnsley has stimulated some much needed... continue
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Regular Feature
By Tom Winsor
“Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind ... We might as well require a man to wear the coat that fitted... continue
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Regular News
Chiltern Railways has renewed the debate on vertical integration, offering to undertake a trial on part of its network. Chiltern’s proposal,... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Transport Scotland has indicated that it is facing problems financing its five-year rail programme published last summer. Chief executive Malcolm... continue
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In brief
Chris Bolt, chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, will not seek a new term when his current contract comes to an end in July 2009. A successor... continue
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Rail News
The Association of Train Operating Companies has devised an East Coast Main Line timetable which would provide sufficient capacity for National... 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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Rail News
By James Dark
Prospective open access operator Platinum Trains would cut nearly 20 minutes off the fastest rail journeys currently offered between London and... continue
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Other Columnist
By Nicholas Finney
With the present government’s power seeming to ebb away in the face of a harsh economic climate and a resurgent Cameron-led, Conservative... continue
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Other Columnist
By George Muir
Whatever else it has done, the high oil price has certainly shone a spotlight on the advantages of public transport. Car travel flat, bus and rail... continue
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Regular News
Platinum Trains, a new open access company, is planning to lodge an application to run services between London and Scotland on the East Coast Main... continue
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Regular News
Virgin is facing a threat to its monopoly position on the West Coast Main Line. A ruling from the Office of Rail Regulation, due in October, could... continue
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