DON’T drag British railways back to the dark days of the Hatfield disaster by privatising Network Rail, Labour MPs told the government yesterday.
The Star revealed on Saturday that Tory Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin was liaising with bankers to discuss a break-up of the...
Friday 11th Mar 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
Minister secretly courts vulture capitalists hoping to swoop on Network Rail sale
Saturday 5th Mar 2016
ANGRY rail passengers will begin a week of action today against the banker-brokered sell-off of 18 major British train stations.
Network Rail has hired Citigroup bankers to “look at the options” for privatising the stations, which include all the main London stations,...
Friday 4th Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Our News Desk
ENGINEERS serving the East Coast Main Line have voted overwhelmingly for strikes in a bitter dispute over back pay that has left one being owed £60,000, their union announced yesterday.
The 80 maintenance and safety staff employed by Network Rail...
Monday 29th Feb 2016
THE Samaritans teamed up with Network Rail yesterday to launch a new poster campaign urging suicidal people to open up.
Stations will display We Listen campaign posters that highlight how people who claim they are “fine” can actually be struggling.
One of the...
Tuesday 23rd Feb 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
RAIL bosses planning to use the botched privatisations of London buses and public utilities as a model to break up Network Rail will face the “hardest possible” resistance, unions warned last night.
Newly released minutes of a meeting of the Rail Delivery Group, in which...
Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
by Lamiat Sabin
Thursday 17th Dec 2015
NETWORK RAIL (NR) yesterday agreed to create a £4.1 million fund to directly benefit passengers instead of paying a £2m fine for its poor planning of upgrades.
Rail regulator ORR threatened the fine in August, blaming NR for severe disruption at London Bridge station.
Wednesday 2nd Dec 2015
GOVERNMENT-OWNED Network Rail’s attempts to charge taxi drivers £1,000 a year for the right to pick up passengers at Birmingham New Street station was stalled yesterday.
Transport union RMT, which is resisting the move and representing the drivers, delayed introduction of...
Saturday 12th Sep 2015
NETWORK RAIL (NR) faces being slapped with a £2 million fine — that would be funded by the taxpayer — for delays and poor performance, a regulator revealed yesterday.
The publicly owned body breached its licence after missing punctuality targets over the past year,...
Tuesday 11th Aug 2015