Grant Shapps

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‘Great British Railways is dead’: rail industry at lowest ebb since the days of Railtrack
Grant Shapps ‘revolutionary’ GBR plan faces huge challenges

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Johnson loyalists jump or are pushed on to ministerial scrapheap
High-profile names relegated to backbenches as punishment for failing to back new PM

Aubrey Allegretti

06, Sep, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Rail union leaders ‘looking for support’ from Labour as strike announced
TSSA industrial action from noon on 26 September will coincide with Labour conference in Liverpool

Joanna Partridge and Gwyn Topham

31, Aug, 2022 @1:09 PM

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TfL funding deal means tube fares must rise and bus services be cut
Sadiq Khan accepts ‘far from ideal’ settlement but says it secures long-term future for transport network

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

30, Aug, 2022 @5:59 PM

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Three Tory cheers for the apocalypse after Liz Truss’s nuclear pledge | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jacinda Ardern | Bicycle licence plates | Welsh brain drain | Sewage control is a joke | A plotless Marriage


25, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Avanti paid shareholders £11.5m despite ‘abysmal’ service for rail users
Train operator under fire for dividend payment amid severe cuts on its west coast main line

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Grant Shapps writes to RMT leader demanding pay offer be put to vote
On latest day of rail strikes, UK transport secretary tweets letter after Mick Lynch warns of further action

Amy Walker

20, Aug, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Grant Shapps accused of ‘advocating fire and rehire’ to end rail strikes
Transport secretary said he could enact legislation to force through measures sought by rail companies

Tom Ambrose

19, Aug, 2022 @4:55 PM

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DfT provides extra £130m for endangered bus routes in England
Services in the north-east and South Yorkshire were facing the axe as the expiration date for pandemic funding nears

Rob Davies

19, Aug, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Ministers accused of ‘provoking’ strikes as tube action disrupts London travel
Sadiq Khan claims transport secretary ‘deliberately’ seeking industrial action to pave way for legislation curtailing union rights

Tom Ambrose and Nadeem Badshah

19, Aug, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Shapps says he will impose rail changes if striking workers do not agree deals
Transport secretary claims ‘union barons’ are not putting offers to members and should ‘get out of way’

Jamie Grierson

19, Aug, 2022 @8:08 AM

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No 10 denies ministers seeking political fight with rail unions
Denial comes as language toughens on both sides and head of RMT again warns of de facto general strike

Peter Walker, Pippa Crerar and Tom Ambrose

18, Aug, 2022 @6:34 PM

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