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

James Moore: Rail's borrowing is shunted into the sidings

Outlook Back in 2001, MPs argued that Railtrack had managed Britain's rail infrastructure with such breathtaking incompetence that it should have been re-nationalised.

Mountain of debt soars to over £28bn at Network Rail

Network Rail, the company which runs everything on Britain's railways apart from the trains, saw its debts soar by almost £1bn to more than £28bn in the past six months.

Labour pressed to support call for inquiry into 'rail refund rip-off'

Labour will be pressed today to support a call for an inquiry into claims that rail passengers have been “ripped off” by more than £150 million on refund payouts.

The great train robbery? How rail firms make millions from running late

Franchises claim huge sums from Network Rail for delays – so where does all the cash go?

Number of trains on time reaches record high

The number of trains arriving on time reached a record high of more than nine out of 10 in recent weeks, according to new figures.

Rail users 'ripped off' on refunds

A rail workers' union today called for a parliamentary inquiry into refunds for delayed trains after claiming that passengers were being “ripped off”.

Rail chiefs to receive £300,000 bonuses

Rail bosses have approved almost £1 million of publicly-funded “golden carrot” payments as union members stood outside raging against the “great train robbery”.

Protesters gather outside Network Rail AGM

Six “fat controllers” have gathered outside a meeting of rail bosses to protest against “astronomical salaries” and “futile” bonuses paid to publicly-funded directors.

Rail users hit by signal problems near London Bridge

Thousands of rail passengers commuting into London faced delays today after signalling problems near London Bridge.

Network Rail fined over crossing death

Network Rail was fined more than £356,000 today for a breach of health and safety that led to the death of a woman walking over a pedestrian rail crossing.

Network Rail trains are late, but profits are up

Although its performance on the tracks may not be quite up to scratch, Network Rail put in a strong financial performance last year, as its profits jumped by 8 per cent.

Profit jumps at under fire Network Rail

Although its performance on the tracks may not be quite up to scratch, Network Rail put in a strong financial performance last year, as pre-tax profits jumped by 8 per cent.

Intensive rail engineering work set to disrupt Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Want to pay your respects to Her Majesty? Catch the rail-replacement bus or get on your bike. Well-wishers heading to London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in early June could find their travel plans scuppered by intensive engineering work across the rail network.

FA defend final kick-off time after Liverpool fans express anger

The Football Association have defended their decision to change the FA Cup final's traditional 3pm kick-off time despite the travel chaos it is set to create for Liverpool fans.

Network Rail fined £4m for Grayrigg train crash

Network Rail was fined £4 million today over safety failures in the lead-up to the fatal Grayrigg train crash.

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