Rail transport

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Rail fares: passengers in England will not face double-digit rise
Government will ensure 2023 increase is below rate of inflation and will be delayed until March

Mark Sweney

15, Aug, 2022 @7:37 AM

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The Guardian view on cheap train travel: a lesson from Germany | Editorial
Editorial: While the British rail industry is subjected to managed decline post-Covid, other countries are taking a more imaginative approach


14, Aug, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Ryanair boss is the teller of Brexit truths | Brief letters
Brief letters: Michael O’Leary | Joined-up thinking | Mythic rail journeys | A rejection from Raymond Briggs | What to call an egg pricker

14, Aug, 2022 @5:13 PM

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On track from Oldham Mumps to Delhi | Letter
Letter: Martin Wells on long-distance train travel in the 1950s


12, Aug, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Appoint a minister for drought – then it will rain | Brief letters
Brief letters: Remembering Denis Howell | Tory Groucho Marxists | Golden bedding anniversaries | To Bangkok by train | Procrastination plans


05, Aug, 2022 @4:33 PM

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Tube and London Overground staff announce fresh strikes on same day
More misery for passengers as industrial action on 19 August comes amid two 24-hour walkouts by rail operators

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

02, Aug, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Rail strikes: union accuses Grant Shapps of lying about negotiations as millions face disruption – as it happened
Head of Aslef says transport secretary ‘misrepresenting’ the truth after claim the union was ‘dragging its feet’ in pay talks

Clea Skopeliti

30, Jul, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Rail strike brings widespread disruption to Great Britain
Industrial action by Aslef union members at seven companies is the biggest strike by drivers in decades

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

30, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rail workers are Covid heroes – I’m proud to be on the picket line with them | Sam Tarry
It would have been a dereliction of duty to refuse to join them in their struggle for a fair wage, says Labour MP Sam Tarry

Sam Tarry

29, Jul, 2022 @10:54 AM

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Liz Truss revives promise to build Northern Powerhouse Rail
Tory leadership frontrunner commits to building Liverpool-Hull line, nine months after government scaled back plans

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @10:44 AM

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Keir Starmer sacks shadow transport minister who joined picket line; train drivers vote for fresh strike – as it happened
Labour leader fires Sam Tarry from frontbench after he gave interviews on picket line; Aslef announces drivers will strike again over pay

Jamie Grierson (now); Geneva Abdul and Tobi Thomas (earlier)

27, Jul, 2022 @5:18 PM

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Grant Shapps rules out meeting with rail unions as strikes halt most trains
Shadow minister defying Labour leadership to stand on picket line says lives are at stake

Emily Dugan

27, Jul, 2022 @8:04 AM

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