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Tube drivers to strike over sacking

Drivers on London Underground are to stage a series of strikes in a long-running row over the sacking of a colleague, threatening travel chaos for millions of Tube passengers, it was announced today.

End of the line for cheap tickets as rail fares 'rebalanced'

At three minutes to seven on Friday evening a train leaves London's Euston Station in the direction of Manchester, virtually empty. As its few passengers glide serenely through nearby Watford Junction, the British Transport Police are scrambled to the platform from where it has just come, controlling the mad scrum of passengers fighting for a seat on the train that follows it only minutes later. The former is the last of the pricey "peak" trains, the latter the first off-peak service, and therefore considerably cheaper.

Tube staff ask for 2012 cash

Rail union leaders are to press for a special payment of at least £500 for Tube staff working during next year's Olympic Games in London.

RMT strikes Tube driver wins unfair dismissal case

One of the London Underground drivers whose sacking sparked a planned series of Tube strikes has won his claim of unfair dismissal.

Train cleaners may vote to strike

Workers who clean First Great Western trains as well as scores of railway stations are to be balloted on industrial action in a dispute over pay, it was announced today.

Fares to rocket and jobs to be cut in the great train shake-up

Network Rail may be broken up as leaked review outlines drastic measures to cut £5bn subsidy

Letters: AV

No vote system can be 'fair'

No bonuses for Network Rail chiefs

Top bosses of rail infrastructure company Network Rail (NR) will not be paid annual bonuses this year, it was announced today.

Police probe union boss's hacking claims

Detectives are checking whether the mobile phone of the union leader Bob Crow was hacked by a private investigator working for the News of the World.

Tube strike shelved for fresh talks

Planned strikes by London Underground workers this weekend in a row over the sacking of two drivers have been suspended and fresh talks will be held to try to resolve the disputes, it was announced today.

Police asked to investigate Bob Crow hacking claims

Police have been asked to investigate suspicions that the phone of rail union leader Bob Crow has been hacked into by journalists, it was revealed today.

Four out of five rail passengers satisfied with journey

More than four out of five railway passengers are satisfied with their journey, but there are wide variations between routes, according to a new study today.

Third of Tube stations will be unmanned, says union

A fresh row over staffing levels on London Underground broke out today when union leaders claimed almost a third of Tube stations would be left unmanned because of job cuts.

Rail conductors in bank holiday strike

A 48-hour walkout by conductors has brought more frustration for bank holiday rail passengers as services between the biggest cities in the North of England are reduced to a husk.

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