Rail industry

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New network of European sleeper trains announced
A French start-up aims to run ‘hotels on rails’ from Paris to 12 cities across Europe, including Edinburgh, from 2024

Kim Willsher

22, Jun, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Flexible rail season tickets in England criticised over savings claims
Government scheme aims to suit ‘modern working habits’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Gwyn Topham and Kalyeena Makortoff

21, Jun, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Rail employers and unions agree to talks over £2bn of cuts and job losses
Industry seeking thousands of redundancies across Great Britain after fall in passengers due to Covid

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

15, Jun, 2021 @4:14 PM

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London councillor says HS2 building work is ‘a living hell’ for residents
People living near Euston site of high-speed rail project complain of dust, noise and vibrations in homes

Diane Taylor

08, Jun, 2021 @8:40 AM

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Train network proposals destined to go off the rails | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s plans to restructure the railway industry


24, May, 2021 @5:17 PM

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The Observer view on the launch of Great British Railways | Observer editorial
The rebranding is a lost chance to transform and offer genuine public benefit

Observer editorial

23, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Rail reforms will surely reroute Trainline’s profit margins to head south
Before Thursday’s white paper Trainline’s ability to continue extracting 5% commissions on ticket sales seemed assured

Nils Pratley

20, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Concern about potential fare rises as government unveils rail changes
Grant Shapps says Great British Railways will be simpler and will ‘bring down overall costs’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2021 @5:46 PM

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How is the UK government planning to change the rail network?
Ministers say Great British Railways will mean a simpler, more accountable system, but how will it work?

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2021 @5:05 PM

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It’s time for the anti-woke brigade to wake up | Brief letters
Brief letters: EU settled status | Wokeness | Reading the Guardian | Voter ID | The next train wreck


20, May, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Great British Railways plan aims to simplify privatised system
Government sets out ‘bold new vision’ for train industry that includes focus on efficiency

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, May, 2021 @9:30 PM

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UK railways brace for shake-up and cuts as long-overdue review arrives
Biggest change since 90s privatisation looks to halt franchise failures, reform fares and, for the Treasury, slash costs

Gwyn Topham

16, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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