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UK government agrees rail deals withΒ Govia and First GroupΒ 

Awarding of franchises allows skeleton services to continue on Southeastern and Great Western lines

  • March 30th 2020 at 10:38

UK suspends rail franchise system after passenger numbers slide

Move will last for at least six months as coronavirus disruption takes toll

  • March 23rd 2020 at 09:50

UK train services to be halved in revised schedules

Operators warn they will struggle to meet franchise agreements as passenger numbers plunge

  • March 20th 2020 at 06:00

UK to discuss help for aviation industry hit by coronavirus

Transport secretary weighs support for airlines and rail operators as passenger numbers drop

  • March 16th 2020 at 11:23

Sadiq Khan seeks extra Β£650m to fund Crossrail overruns

London mayor wants to renegotiate £2bn of existing loans with government to ease cash flow

  • March 16th 2020 at 05:00

Mayor abandons London fares freeze as virus hits TfL finances

Move comes after Moody’s predicts £400m blow to transport network’s income

  • March 13th 2020 at 17:46

Tickety-boo becomes boo-hoo for app-site monopoly Trainline

Growth expectations are grinding to a halt as coronavirus hits travel demand

  • March 12th 2020 at 14:11

FirstGroup launches formal sale of North American businesses

UK transport company has come under pressure from US activist to sell school bus and transit divisions

  • March 11th 2020 at 16:03

Coronavirus hits US rail volumes

The ripples from slowing Chinese production are felt down the supply chain

  • March 5th 2020 at 19:56

Chris Packham launches legal action against HS2

Naturalist and broadcaster says £106bn rail scheme will destroy 700 wildlife sites

  • March 3rd 2020 at 15:02

All change as rail franchises reach end of the line

Termination of Northern contract signals wider problems with privatised system

  • February 28th 2020 at 20:59

How Britain fell back in love with the railways

A pledge to roll back the Beeching cuts has rekindled a strange national obsession

  • February 28th 2020 at 06:00

Doubt cast over future of HS2 extension to Leeds

Minister omits eastern leg to Yorkshire in statement on high-speed rail project

  • February 27th 2020 at 20:01

Private train operators receive Β£400m in subsidies

First time in five years that rail groups have not paid into state coffers

  • February 26th 2020 at 22:00

Can Β£5bn revitalise England’s bus services?

The ability of local authorities to plan their own networks will be key to success

  • February 21st 2020 at 05:00

Britain considers bringing China on board with HS2

Political sensitivities could be outweighed by workers’ construction expertise

  • February 19th 2020 at 05:00

Reopening of Beeching rail lines faces long delays

Tory manifesto pledge aimed at ‘levelling up’ the regions of Britain faces uphill struggle

  • February 17th 2020 at 20:11

Alstom/Bombardier: keeping track

Alstom will have its work cut out to get the Canadian group’s margins back on track, but greater scale would help it compete with industry leader CRRC

  • February 17th 2020 at 19:37

Alstom to buy Bombardier train unit in €7.5bn deal

French high-speed rail maker looks to bulk up in face of Chinese competition

  • February 17th 2020 at 09:23

Trudeau faces pressure to end Canada gas pipeline blockade

Indigenous protests over gas project are snarling rail traffic and hurting businesses

  • February 16th 2020 at 19:53