Rail transport

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Disabled rail passengers face restrictions at one in 10 stations
Driver–only trains and unstaffed stations mean people needing help to board cannot turn up and travel at nearly 300 stations

Chaminda Jayanetti

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Griff Rhys Jones rails against plans to ‘smother’ Liverpool Street station
Comedian leads coalition against ‘exploitative’ proposal for 16-storey buildings over listed station

Matthew Weaver

03, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK strike calendar – service stoppages planned for February and March
All the dates for strikes and stoppages across health, transport and education networks

Joe Middleton, Mabel Banfield-Nwachi , Anna Leach, Garry Blight and Casper Hughes

02, Feb, 2023 @11:23 AM

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Network Rail makes revised offer to RMT in effort to end dispute
Union says it will consider details of offer after series of strikes over pay, jobs and working conditions

Staff and agency

01, Feb, 2023 @6:23 PM

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Strikers unite across England: ‘Our disputes may be separate but we have one aim’
Voices from picket lines and protests in Bristol, Birmingham and London on a day of mass industrial action

Steven Morris, Jessica Murray and Tobi Thomas

01, Feb, 2023 @2:18 PM

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Wednesday briefing: A guide to the numbers behind the strikes
In today’s newsletter: With almost 500,000 workers expected to walk out today and months of industrial action ahead, here’s a look at the scale of the issue and the impact of real pay cuts

Archie Bland

01, Feb, 2023 @6:54 AM

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England to have almost no trains running on Wednesday as drivers strike
First of two walkouts by Aslef members will affect 14 operators, 10 of which will run no services

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Four problems that Britain’s crisis-hit railway must solve to survive
Staff relations are at rock bottom, investment is shrinking and franchising has failed. But even so, passengers are trickling back. Can the network be revived?

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Pruning HS2 cuts short-term costs but loses bigger long-term benefits
Reports that the line could permanently stop at Old Oak Common, not Euston, would mean even less value for money from HS2

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @5:38 PM

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HS2 will run to central London, Jeremy Hunt says
Chancellor moves to quash reports that high-speed rail link might not terminate at Euston

Jamie Grierson and Gwyn Topham

27, Jan, 2023 @1:35 PM

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Rishi Sunak has never paid a penalty to HMRC, No 10 says, amid growing pressure over Nadhim Zahawi – as it happened
Downing Street releases statement after days of refusing to say whether or not PM ever paid a penalty to revenue body

Andrew Sparrow

25, Jan, 2023 @6:57 PM

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Michael Gove briefly meets one mayor at northern conference
Levelling up secretary talks of ‘partnership’ in speech but has little time to hear local leaders’ concerns

Helen Pidd North of England editor

25, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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