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RMT rejects Tube workers pay offer

The union representing thousands of London Underground workers has rejected an improved pay offer of rises for the next five years, covering the 2012 Olympic Games period, it was announced today.

Simon Calder: The golden age of rail - long gone or on track?

The man who pays his way

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.

Government rail fares review announced

The Government has announced a full review of rail fares that could lead to some tickets going down in price but others rising.

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.

Pay of Britain's top earners 'set to spiral'

The pay of the country's top earners is set to "spiral" to levels not seen for decades, with the public having no confidence that the Government or business can do anything to tackle excessive pay, a report said today.

Train operators may be handed job of repairing their own track

Money-saving plan to urge a return towards the days when British Rail did everything

Inquiry into ex-Network Rail boss nears end

Iain Coucher is expected to be exonerated over serious financial impropriety, but could face flak

Network Rail fined £3m over Potters Bar

Network Rail (NR) said it was "truly sorry" for the Potters Bar rail crash after the company was fined £3m today over the 2002 disaster which claimed seven lives.

Network Rail apology for Potters Bar deaths

Network Rail (NR) said it was "truly sorry" for the Potters Bar rail crash after the company was fined £3 million today over the 2002 disaster which claimed seven lives.

Network Rail to face Potters Bar crash fine

Rail infrastructure company Network Rail (NR) faces a fine when it is sentenced in court tomorrow for safety failings over the 2002 Potters Bar train crash.

'Groundbreaking' pay deal for rail workers

A "groundbreaking" pay deal has been agreed for thousands of Network Rail workers.

Devon under siege from rise of the toxic caterpillar

For most of the country the past few weeks of glorious sunshine have allowed us to shed our winter coats and savour an unseasonably early spring. Not so for the residents of Woodville Road, Exeter, where warm temperatures have led to an invasion of toxic caterpillars.

Rail delays after Easter engineering works overrun

Rail passengers endured delays today after Easter engineering work overran.

Rail reforms 'will lead to rising fares and lost jobs'

Rail passengers face higher fares under reforms which would see ticket offices closed and reductions in on-board staff, according to leaked documents.

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