Rail transport

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Japanese train driver sues after wages docked 28p over one-minute delay
Rail firm withheld ¥43 (28p) on ‘no work, no pay’ principle, but driver says delay was not his fault

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

11, Nov, 2021 @8:55 AM

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Sunak’s budget has drinkers over a barrel | Brief letters
Brief letters: Alcohol duty | Sleeper trains | Acronyms | Recycled rolling pins | Facebook

Letters

31, Oct, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Spanish rail reveals plans for high-speed London to Paris link
State operator Renfe says Channel tunnel service competing with Eurostar can be ‘viable and profitable’

Sam Jones in Madrid

27, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system
Campaigners say Face Pay, launched in over 240 stations, is ‘dangerous step’ in efforts to control population

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

15, Oct, 2021 @10:53 AM

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‘Renting the Taj Mahal’: the fight to save Darjeeling’s toy train
India’s tiny train has puffed up the Himalayas since 1881 but now the world heritage site is under threat

Amitava Banerjee in Darjeeling

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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At least three killed in Amtrak train derailment in Montana
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear and federal safety authorities will investigate

Associated Press in Joplin, Montana

26, Sep, 2021 @3:04 PM

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‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled
Wabtec shows off locomotive amid fresh attempt by some lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport

Oliver Milman in Pittsburgh

16, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981
On 22 September 1981, the first Train à Grand Vitesse line from Paris to Lyon opened to the public. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

15, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Miles Paine obituary
Other lives: Engineer who devoted much of his life to volunteering for the inter-faith Moral Re-Armament movement

Ross Brown

30, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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A better commute? Six ways to improve your train journey to work
From studying to chatting more to fellow passengers, there are ways to make travel more enjoyable

Gwyn Topham

28, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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I rely on the Met Office to bring me sunshine | Brief letters
Letters: BBC weather forecasts | Pudding proofs | Trains to Antwerp | Latin gatekeepers | Geronimo’s end

Letters

19, Aug, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories’ transport greenprint
Delayed decarbonisation plan for achieving net zero emissions for transport by 2050 is published

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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