Rail industry

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Eurostar services from Amsterdam to London to be suspended for six months
Blow to passengers as direct trains from Netherlands cancelled from June 2024 to early 2025

Alex Lawson

27, Nov, 2023 @2:03 PM

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Advent calendar of rail strikes set to shred service as deal is severely delayed
Eighteen months after action was announced, there is daylight for the RMT; but Aslef and the bosses still aren’t talking

Gwyn Topham

26, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Rail strikes: Aslef announces industrial action in December
Drivers to stage fresh series of 24-hour strikes and overtime ban after RMT signalled possible breakthrough

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

16, Nov, 2023 @7:56 AM

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Train maker Alstom puts more than 1,300 jobs at risk in Derby
French manufacturer says it needs to raise cash from investors because of lack of new orders

Jasper Jolly

15, Nov, 2023 @4:40 PM

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From São Paulo to Old Oak Common: why being at the end of the railway line matters | Torsten Bell
History shows that having a terminus helps your town prosper – which, in the case of HS2, could be bad news for Manchester

Torsten Bell

12, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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RMT and train operators reach breakthrough in national rail row
Union drafts memo with companies to ballot members on new offer to backdate pay rises and give more job guarantees

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

08, Nov, 2023 @11:58 PM

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Tax on vapes could be part of plans to create a smoke-free generation in UK
Documents published alongside Rishi Sunak’s first king’s speech show that a new duty is being considered by ministers

Pippa Crerar Political editor

07, Nov, 2023 @6:49 PM

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The Guardian view on England’s train stations: make them part of a rail renaissance | Editorial
Editorial: The government’s U-turn on closing more than 1,000 ticket offices is a relief. It is time to reject a short-sighted approach of managed decline


05, Nov, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Ticket office U-turn ditches hated rail policy but where will savings come from now?
Unpopular proposal for England came on back of crisis that has engulfed the industry in Britain since Covid hit

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

31, Oct, 2023 @4:15 PM

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Rail ticket office closures in England scrapped in government U-turn
Watchdogs say they received 750,000 responses to consultation, 99% of which were objections

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

31, Oct, 2023 @4:11 PM

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Avanti West Coast to cut number of services in December
Andy Burnham says news is a ‘kick in the teeth’ when rail operator has just won nine-year contract

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

20, Oct, 2023 @4:18 PM

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Train strikes in England could continue for six months after union vote
Backing of 90% of RMT members gives leverage for improved offer, says union leader Mick Lynch

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, Oct, 2023 @5:09 PM

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