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Saturday 29 June 2013
Interesting to read your piece on crossing Paris in a hurry. Oddly enough, I did this on Friday, having forgotten that the Basel trains now leave from Paris Gare de Lyon instead of Gare de l'Est. Arriving at Gare du Nord two minutes late, the RER suburban train ran bang on time and took exactly the promised seven minutes. I still had to get my tickets from the machine and catch the train to Basel with five minutes to spare.
Monday 24 June 2013
Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, according to a new report.
Saturday 15 June 2013
Move over, Thomas the Tank Engine – rival children's TV show Chuggington has not given up on its journey to conquer the world and become "the premier evergreen pre-school global train property".
Thursday 13 June 2013
Regulator demands debt-ridden company reduces five year budget and improve punctuality
Friday 07 June 2013
Outlook Sir David Higgins must think that the Olympics was a doddle. Having overseen the construction of London 2012 well under the (admittedly revised) budget of £9.3bn, the Aussie businessman decided to take charge of an organisation that really has earned a poor reputation over the years, Network Rail.
Thursday 06 June 2013
City manager 'deeply sorry' for ploy
Thursday 06 June 2013
Network Rail today admitted its debt mountain soared past £30 billion and its post-tax profit dropped 8 per cent in the past year, just days after it handed five directors bonuses worth more than £350,000.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
New train uses magnetic levitation to achieve top speeds
Sunday 02 June 2013
Out of America: There are signs of life in the country's grand old terminal buildings – even if some are no more than museum pieces
Friday 31 May 2013
Eighteen-year-old Chinese-American wunderkind Conrad Tao is a composer-pianist in the tradition of Liszt and Rachmaninov, blessed with prodigal performing skill and compositional imagination beyond his tender years.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Driver in serious condition after train hit dustbin lorry
Monday 27 May 2013
Vandalism costs Deutsche Bahn an estimated €7 million a year
Friday 24 May 2013
Rob Ford has spent a week ducking a media storm over footage that allegedly shows him smoking crack
New York commuter trains collide in Connecticut: Five people critically injured and 60 more in hospital
Saturday 18 May 2013
No one is thought to have died in the crash
Thursday 16 May 2013
Police are eager to speak with an internet celebrity in relation to the murder of a New Jersey lawyer.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit