Railways

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

Investigation launched after ‘pro-Brexit sabotage attempts’ on railway tracks

An investigation has been launched after two "malicious" devices were placed on railway tracks in a pro-Brexit sabotage attempt.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Rail company Thameslink fined £5m for failures during new timetable launch

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £5 million by the rail regulator over its poor communication with passengers during the introduction of a new timetable in May last year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Chris Grayling

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

Rail industry incompetence goes 'to the top’

A cross-party report has damned transport minister Chris Grayling’s mismanagement of the rail network, and predicted rail users will face yet more problems this year.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

UK rail user satisfaction at 10-year-low

Passenger satisfaction with rail services has fallen to a 10-year low after the industry was plagued by a series of issues.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Knife crime on railways triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's rail network has more than tripled in the past three years, police figures suggest.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn joins rail fare protesters as Sadiq Khan freezes London transport fares for third year running

Jeremy Corbyn joins rail fare protesters as Sadiq Khan freezes London transport fares for third year running

Corbyn joins rail fare protest as Sadiq Khan freezes London fares for third year

Jeremy Corbyn condemned the rail fare hikes, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan committed to freezing TfL fares for the third year running

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says shadow transport secretary

Theresa May 'holding a gun to country's head' over Brexit deal, says Labour MP

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said Labour would support a second referendum if an alternative Brexit deal was not presented, and criticised the rail fare hikes

Rail fares to rise 3.1% despite frequent train delays

Rail fares to rise 3.1% despite frequent train delays

Rail fares to rise 3.1% despite frequent train delays

Rail fares will rise by 3.1% today, in a move criticised by Labour and transport unions

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Train company deploys specially-trained staff to deal with football fans

Virgin Trains to have dedicated carriages and specialist staff for football fans amid cases of violence and drunkenness

Virgin Trains to have dedicated carriages and specialist staff for football fans

The rail company is providing dedicated carriages for football fans and deploying staff trained in conflict resolution to deal with the supporters at stations.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Rail punctuality hits 13-year-low amid bad weather and strikes

Rail punctuality hits 13-year-low amid bad weather and strikes

Rail punctuality hits 13-year-low amid bad weather and strikes

Train punctuality has slumped to a 13-year low after a series of major issues plagued Britain's railway in 2018.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas shopper face travel misery as rail workers strike

Christmas shoppers face travel misery as rail workers strike

Christmas shoppers face travel misery as rail workers strike

Rail workers at two companies are staging fresh strikes in the long running dispute over guards on trains, causing travel misery for last-minute Christmas shoppers.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Train toilets

Train station toilet charges to be scrapped from April

Train station toilet charges to be scrapped from April

Network Rail will scrap toilet charges at all its train stations from April 1, it has been announced.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing of Crossrail costs ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate for London has said that Sadiq Khan saying he did not know about the overspending on Crossrail is “unbelievable”.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable chaos

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

MPs criticise Chris Grayling over handling of rail timetable 'chaos'

The Transport Secretary has been criticised by MPs for his handling of changes to rail timetables in May this year.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Train tickets

Rail fares to rise 3.1 per cent in January

Rail fares to rise 3.1 per cent in January

The cost of travelling by rail will increase in 2019, with many rail season tickets set to rise by more than £100.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Delays due to leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Leaves on lines are a sign of Network Rail 'cutbacks', says RailFuture spokesman

Bruce Williamson, from Rail Future has said that Network Rail is struggling “under tight financial control” and delays due to leaves on the line show that they have had to make “cutbacks”.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

New independent body set up to deal with rail passengers’ complaints

Rail passengers unhappy with how their complaints have been handled will be able to use a new service from Monday.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts and act’ to prevent suicide on the railways, says Samaritans

Passengers should ‘trust their instincts’ to prevent suicide, says Samaritans

Samaritans' Neil Peters has said that passengers should “trust their instincts and act” if they seem someone who they believe to be suicidal on the railways.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

‘Huge amount of money’ spent protecting homes from rising sea levels is not enough, says professor

‘Huge amount of money’ spent protecting homes from rising sea levels is not enough, says professor

'Huge amount' spent protecting homes from sea is not enough, says professor

Dr Luciana Esteves has said that the UK is spending a “huge amount of money” to protect railways and homes from rising sea levels and “it is not sustainable”.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Railway punctuality reaches 12-year low amid timetable changes and bad weather

Railway punctuality reaches 12-year low amid timetable changes and bad weather

One in seven trains missed the industry's Public Performance Measure (PPM) of punctuality in the 12 months to August 18.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Protests to be held over rail fare increases

Protests to be held over rail fare increases

The RMT union will hold demonstrations today over predicted increases in the price of train fares

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

South West trains could be disrupted by the walk outs

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

More South Western Railway and London underground strikes expected

Pay and disputes over guards will threaten services over the summer

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

New lines and improved connections between cities could reduce reliance on London according to a new report

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Rail commuters faced with disruption after timetable changes

Every train run by the UK's busiest franchise, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) was rescheduled from Sunday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rail commuters faced with huge timetable changes

Rail commuters faced with huge timetable changes

The shake-up is designed to increase overall frequencies and reliability, but some passengers will find their regular journeys are no longer possible.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rail ticketing reforms overdue, says passenger group

Rail ticketing reforms overdue, says passenger group

A public consultation is being launched in order to make rail fares fairer and easier to use.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Commuters are furious at the latest rail fares increases

'Rail fare hikes are just discrimination, pure and simple'

'Rail fare hikes are just discrimination, pure and simple'

Bruce Williamson, of Rail Future, says the Great Railway Rip-off has to stop

Passengers across Britain face chaos today

Pro-Corbyn train enthusiast slams Government over train strike crisis

Pro-Corbyn train enthusiast slams Government over train strike crisis

Christian Wolmar said that, while the RMT should come to an agreement, the Government must be prepared to negotiate