Network Rail

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Why are UK train fares so expensive? We ask an expert
Cat Hobbs, who campaigns for public ownership of railways, on the cost of tickets and the companies pocketing the profits

Coco Khan

21, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Dormouse bridge across railway line could help save endangered species
Tiny bridge in Lancashire will connect two wild populations of the tree-dwelling hazel dormouse

Miranda Bryant

30, Nov, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Blue plaque for Britain’s first black train driver unveiled at King’s Cross
Wilston Samuel Jackson, who died in 2018, dedicated his life to railway despite facing racism during career

Lucy Campbell

25, Oct, 2021 @9:35 PM

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Flagship £1.2bn upgrade to East Coast rail service delayed until 2023
Plan to deliver faster services and extra seats by May 2022 hits problems, including cracked trains

Gwyn Topham

23, Aug, 2021 @5:52 PM

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From blacklist to boardroom: Mick Lynch, the rail leader gearing up for a new battle
Newly elected RMT chief says union members are being ‘warmed up’ for industrial action at Network Rail

Gwyn Topham transport correspondent

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Thousands of jobs at risk in Network Rail shake-up, union warns
RMT threatens strike action over plans to change working practices to cut costs after Covid pandemic

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, Mar, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Network Rail chair says weekend engineering works may soon end
Sir Peter Hendy points to growth of leisure passengers and decline in number of weekday commuters

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Train missed cars by half a second in Norfolk level crossing error
Accident investigators say poor engineering and leaves on line triggered signal for cars to cross track

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

14, Dec, 2020 @4:06 PM

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Calls for 'real change' at Network Rail after track workers' deaths
Gareth Delbridge and Michael Lewis hit during ‘unnecessary maintenance’, report finds

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

12, Nov, 2020 @12:50 PM

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It's 'back to the 50s' as day trips replace the UK rail commute
Chair of Network Rail says leisure travel has returned quicker than work travel

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Sep, 2020 @4:33 PM

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Stonehaven train crash report calls for tighter heavy rain restrictions
Local route managers and signallers will be given more power to cut speeds or close lines

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

10, Sep, 2020 @2:10 PM

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UK records biggest jump in transport use since pandemic began
Rail station footfall up 12% on Monday compared with Friday, as workers and pupils return

Jasper Jolly

07, Sep, 2020 @5:45 PM

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