Business 10 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45477907 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Network Rail is selling its commercial property portfolio in a deal that will raise £1.46bn and shore up the railway operator's … [Read more...] about Network Rail sells railway arches for £1.5bn
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0 Have your say Another day, yet another headache for beleaguered rail commuters with the news that unions are pressing ahead with above-inflation pay claims. Commuters will not begrudge hard-working front-line rail staff a penny of their modest increase, but they will feel a sense of injustice at being the ones who have to pay for it, rather than it being well planned by management, and properly funded by Government.Instead it is inevitable that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s tussle with union bosses will result in commuters, already stung by plans to increase rail fares by 3.2 per cent next year, who will lose out again. While the current travails affecting the region’s railway network are certainly not the fault of the majority of those working on the railway, union bosses would be well-advised to consider their pay claims in the context of a summer of utter chaos and misery for passengers, the vast majority of whom will have had their family … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Who’ll pay for rail price rise?
Billions of pounds worth of rail projects across Wales have been identified. The Welsh Government said the schemes, including new metro networks for Swansea Bay and north Wales and a target of train journey times of just 90 minutes from south Wales to London, are needed after years of under investment by the UK Government in the Welsh rail network. And a Welsh Government commissioned report warns that this will be further exacerbated, unless addressed, by the tens of billions that will be spent in England extending high speed rail to the north. While high speed two reaching the north of England will benefit north Wales via Crewe, a report from transport consultancy Greengauge warns that bringing northern cities closer to London would have an negative impact on the economies of south Wales and Bristol. The Welsh Government report highlights figures from the Office of Road and Rail for 2011-2016 showing that the Wales Route, which covers 11% of the UK network, only received just over 1% … [Read more...] about The rail projects worth billions Wales needs
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Monday morning. Parliament returns today, and so do I. Many thanks to Tom and Charlie for keeping the show on the road last week. DRIVING THE DAY BREXIT BLUES: Theresa May hosts the leaders of Britain’s biggest businesses in Downing Street today to provide an update on the Brexit talks. It’s likely to be a rather difficult meeting. With 17 days to go until the next European Council summit, the PM appears no closer to finding an answer on either the Irish border, the customs union or the role of the European Court of Justice. Meanwhile her Cabinet remains bitterly divided, her Brexit department appears to be briefing against itself and her advisers are busy drawing up “Armageddon” scenarios of just how bad things might get next year. Add to that the fact that trade talks have barely started, there is still no sign of an immigration policy, … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Parliament’s back — Brexit blues — Rail meltdown
UK 8 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44032015 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Britain's rail companies are to launch a public consultation aimed at making ticketing fairer and easier to use.The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents rail firms, said about 55 million different fares exist in the current system. A … [Read more...] about Rail industry plans fares shake-up