Rail industry

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Plans to keep passengers moving and shelves stocked as rail strike looms
With 40,000 RMT members voting, union warns of ‘potentially biggest rail strike in modern history’

Jane Clinton

21, May, 2022 @3:48 PM

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‘These stations are like cathedrals’: Elizabeth line services are ready to roll
After decades of planning and overspending exposed the hubristic boasts of Crossrail bosses, it is time to marvel

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2022 @12:21 PM

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Elizabeth line: almost 50 years in the planning for Crossrail – timeline
Proposals for east-west train route across London, first mooted in 1974, inspired by Paris RER

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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ScotRail axes more than 700 train services amid pay dispute
Operator scraps about 30% of scheduled weekday services as drivers refuse to work overtime

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

19, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Sadiq Khan: London desperate for commuters to return after Covid
City’s mayor reopens Bank branch of the Northern line after 17 weeks of closure for upgrade

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

16, May, 2022 @2:02 PM

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‘The right railway in the wrong place’: Narrabri council objects to route of $14.5bn Inland Rail
Narrabri council unanimously withdraw support for proposed route of project as other regions question flood modelling

Natasha May

06, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Crossrail: much-delayed Elizabeth line to open on 24 May
Tunnelled section of £19bn project through centre of London finally ready for passengers

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

04, May, 2022 @12:28 PM

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Network Rail’s proposed cuts put passengers at risk, say unions
TUC says saving £100m a year on maintenance workforce could lead to more serious accidents

Gwyn Topham

03, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Grant Shapps under fire for bizarre videos and ‘zero interest’ in railways
Transport secretary’s unusual interventions raise eyebrows as well as questions over his commitment to the day job

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

30, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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UK train tickets: the great rail sale is on – but is there a catch?
One million tickets are up for grabs at up to half-price to encourage people back to the train but don’t get too excited

Miles Brignall

23, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Union threatens ‘biggest rail strike in modern UK history’
RMT to ballot more than 40,000 workers at Network Rail and train firms in dispute over jobs and pay

Jane Clinton and agency

20, Apr, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Government plan to tempt UK back to trains dismissed as gimmick
Labour and unions say ‘Great British Rail sale’ will do nothing for commuters who have suffered steep fare rises

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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