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Amol Rajan: One bonus that would have offered value for money

Justine Greening, the ambitious Transport minister, said over the weekend that she would turn up at a specially convened meeting of Network Rail's board this Friday, to register a protest vote against the £20m bonus pool its executives had threatened to award themselves.

Amol Rajan: One bonus that would have offered value for money

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Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins

Network Rail bosses waive bonuses

The chief executive and other directors of Network Rail became the latest top bosses to waive lucrative bonuses today when they decided to give the money to safety improvements instead.

Charlotte Thompson and Olivia Bazlinton were killed by a train in 2005

Parents claim cover-up after fatal Network Rail safety lapse

The parents of two teenage girls killed at a level crossing six years ago have said that the individuals responsible for safety failures must be brought to justice, after Network Rail pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws yesterday.

Eurostar cleaners vote for strike

Workers who clean Eurostar trains and stations on the UK side of the route have voted to go on strike in a row over pay.

Network Rail plans 'alliance' with South West trains

Network Rail today announced moves aimed at working more closely with rail operators under a "deep alliance" with one of the UK's biggest train firms.

Virgin Trains 'the least punctual'

Virgin Trains was the least punctual train company over the festive period, according to monthly performance data released today by Network Rail.

Rail travel chaos after cable theft

Tens of thousands of rail passengers suffered travel chaos today after another cable theft, and a cracked rail, led to huge disruption on some of the country's busiest routes.

Margaret Masson was killed when all eight carriages of the London-to-Glasgow train derailed

Network Rail faces criminal prosecution over fatal crash

Badly maintained points to blame for 2007 derailment at Grayrigg which killed passenger

Nicholas Faith: Denigrating big projects is our national sport

The noise over HS2 has been grossly exaggerated. All people are really concerned about is the value of their dwellings

Full steam ahead for high-speed rail

PM risks confrontation with MPs after backing new link between London and Birmingham

Simon Calder: We may suffer from the most expensive train tickets in Europe, but we also enjoy the cheapest

A train ticket or an on-the-spot fine? From this morning, some rail passengers would be forgiven for confusing a “walk-up” ticket for the 100-minute Virgin Trains hop from London Euston to Macclesfield with a fixed penalty notice. The fare has risen to £145 – almost a pound a mile for the privilege of exchanging NW1 for east Cheshire.

Above-inflation rail fare rises kick in for commuters

Higher rail and tube fares will welcome commuters on the return to work tomorrow as they rise by more than the rate of inflation.

Network Rail hits out over strike

Resolving a dispute that could see train services disrupted over the Christmas period was made "impossible" by the stance of the RMT union, Network Rail claimed tonight.

Unions in dispute over rail jobs

Unions today declared a national dispute on the railways in a row over control centre jobs, raising the threat of industrial action.

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