Rail industry

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FirstGroup to launch budget London to Edinburgh rail service next month
The service, branded Lumo, say 60% of seats will cost £30 or less with a max fare of £69 one-way

Gwyn Topham

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 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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Offices and schools about to reopen - but will commuters return?
Service levels and jobs at risk as ministers, rail firms and health officials fret over passenger numbers on the railways

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

29, Aug, 2021 @10:05 AM

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‘I’m utterly sick of it’: UK workers on returning to the commute
Seven people talk about the pandemic has affected their perspective on travelling to work

Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo

28, Aug, 2021 @12:00 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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EY fined by UK accountancy watchdog over Stagecoach audit failings
Penalty of more than £2.2m imposed after firm did not properly challenge transport group’s bosses

Jillian Ambrose

25, Aug, 2021 @9:31 AM

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My £185 thello refund has been derailed by Rail Europe
It accepts no liability for the money I paid for my cancelled tickets

Miles Brignall

16, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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South Western Railway launches 10 minutes’ notice assistance scheme
Disabled or elderly passengers will no longer have to book hours or a day in advance to travel

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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FirstGroup chief to step down after pressure from shareholder
Matthew Gregory to leave in September amid criticism from US hedge fund Coast Capital

Joanna Partridge and Gwyn Topham

27, Jul, 2021 @1:20 PM

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The Guardian view on restoring the golden age of rail: green glamour | Editorial
Editorial: The restoration of a Spanish ‘railway cathedral’ reminds us how seductive train travel can be


25, Jul, 2021 @5:25 PM

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On board with net zero: the transport boss trying to drive down emissions
David Brown of Go-Ahead is promising that his company’s bus and train operations will be carbon-free by 2035

Gwyn Topham

17, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Planes, trains, buses: where will masks be mandatory in England after 19 July?
Several airlines have said passengers must still wear masks, while rules will remain on London transport

Julia Kollewe

14, Jul, 2021 @11:39 AM

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