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Tuesday 07 February 2012
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.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
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Monday 06 February 2012
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.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
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.
Friday 27 January 2012
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.
Monday 23 January 2012
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.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Virgin Trains was the least punctual train company over the festive period, according to monthly performance data released today by Network Rail.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
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.
Saturday 14 January 2012
Badly maintained points to blame for 2007 derailment at Grayrigg which killed passenger
Friday 13 January 2012
Saturday 07 January 2012
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
Tuesday 03 January 2012
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.
Monday 02 January 2012
Higher rail and tube fares will welcome commuters on the return to work tomorrow as they rise by more than the rate of inflation.
Friday 23 December 2011
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.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Unions today declared a national dispute on the railways in a row over control centre jobs, raising the threat of industrial action.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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