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The new drive means a total of 50 UTCs have now been approved

'I'll scrap winter fuel payouts for rich pensioners' says Ed Balls

Ed Balls on Labour's spending plans: We would scrap winter fuel payouts for rich pensioners

Shadow chancellor says Labour would axe grant for 600,000 better off pensioners

EDF powers to £300m Network Rail bonanza

French energy giant EDF was the big winner among Network Rail's suppliers, scooping almost £300m in the last financial year through providing Britain's track operator with electricity.

Network Rail's debt ratchets up running costs

The burden of Network Rail's £28bn debt pile means that 13 per cent of the cost of running the railways is taken up in loan repayments, according to the industry regulator.

Railways winning war on cable theft as delays are halved

Authorities are winning the war against metal and cable theft on the railways, according to latest figures.

Low interest rates signal rail debt help

Network Rail, the Government-backed body that runs and maintains Britain's tracks and busiest train stations, is looking to take advantage of record low interest rates to keep a grip on its rising debt burden.

The Highways Agency’s South-east base in Godstone, Surrey

George Osborne takes first step on road to privatising Britain's highways

The Government risks angering trades unions with plans to commercialise the running and repair of Britain's core roads network, a move likely to lead to full privatisation.

Chaos at Waterloo after 'complete loss' of signalling causes severe disruption for late-night travellers

A “complete loss” of signalling on part of South West Trains' London service caused severe disruption for late-night travellers.

Members of the public disembark a National Express train

Anger over £1m pay deals for rail bosses as fares keep going up

Pay figures emerge as poll of passengers reveals commuter dissatisfaction

Emma Bunton's dog Phoebe 'found dead on railway tracks' after 'biggest ever' search

The star last night paid tribute to her beloved pet in posts on the social networking site Twitter, which had driven the search

It's not over yet: Last burst of snow expected before the thaw

Up to a foot of snow may fall over the Scottish Highlands as Environment Agency is forced to take back its claims that building snowmen will prevent flooding

Train punctuality falls to lowest level in two years, as Network Rail admits its trains-on-time target won't be met until the end of the DECADE

Rail punctuality fell to its lowest level in two years last month, new figures show, as the company in charge of running the network admitted it would not meet its trains-on-time target until the end of the decade.

Fare rises will continue until 2019 to fund £37bn rail investment

National Rail also announce 4,000 jobs will go in the same time frame

Left: A flooded road closed near Stenson, South Derbyshire; Flooded fields near Willington, South Derbyshire

Christmas travellers face chaos as flooding hits road and rail network

A white Christmas dream turned into a wet Christmas nightmare for millions of travellers today.

Girl, 4, injured in Nottinghamshire level crossing collision dies

A four-year-old girl who was seriously injured when the car she was in collided with a train yesterday has died in hospital.

Monday morning misery continues for frustrated rail commuters

Rush-hour rail problems that plagued passengers on many days in November continued on the first working day of December today.

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