A MOTHER who says a Merseyrail guard saved her diabetic son’s life this week has made an emotional radio appeal to keep the safety-critical staff on trains as they prepare for strike action next week.
Giving her name as Mary, the woman said her son Karl was slipping into a...
Saturday 11th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
MINISTERS put the German and Italian states on the shortlist to take over yet another chunk of Britain’s railways yesterday.
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Arriva and a joint venture between Trenitalia and bus giant FirstGroup will vye with current operator Stagecoach for the new East...
Thursday 2nd Mar 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
PUNCTUALITY on Britain’s railways has plummeted to its lowest point in over a decade, statistics showed yesterday.
Figures from the Office of Rail and Road revealed that more than 10 per cent of trains were late last year, the worst record for a 12-month period since 2006.
Friday 17th Feb 2017
RAIL passengers are “resigned to poor service,” according to a new study published today by the complaints watchdog.
Late-running services, overcrowding and poor customer service were prime factors in causing “high levels of disillusionment,” the Ombudsman...
Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
THE newest foreign owner of Britain’s privatised railway said yesterday that it plans to “leverage” its relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT) in order to expand further.
Italian state railway Trenitalia announced yesterday that it had completed its...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
More MPs join growing calls to renationalise failing industry
Monday 6th Feb 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
PRIVATEERS should be given the boot from Britain’s railways, Labour demanded yesterday as new figures exposed a “significant decline” in passenger satisfaction.
The Transport Focus study found overall journey satisfaction for 2016 dropped two points from the previous...
Wednesday 25th Jan 2017
Southern owners Keolis given Manchester franchise
Thursday 19th Jan 2017
New franchise agreements pledge state support for bosses
Friday 13th Jan 2017
‘Foolproof’ system fails, injuring woman who got her hand stuck in door
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain