rail industry

Yes, Italy’s constitution needs fixing. But not as urgently as its banks do

Yes, Italy’s constitution needs fixing. But not as urgently as its banks do

Sunday’s referendum has become a vote on a cocktail of problems and pressing national issues. But its most far-reaching impact will be a financial one‘All Italians know the government has a problem
Horror stories told by central bankers will not end in an interest rate shock

Horror stories told by central bankers will not end in an interest rate shock

Traders got into a panic about impending rate increases last week, but they have taken fright too soonWherever investors looked last week, the picture was rosy. The eurozone, for so long the laggard
EU barriers to state ownership do exist | Letters

EU barriers to state ownership do exist | Letters

The Single Market Act has given rightwing governments carte blanche to sit back and watch millions of people lose their livelihoods, writes Ian MacKillop. But Nick Dearden cautions against stepping
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Rail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6%

Rail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6%

Campaigners call for fares freeze saying passengers are ‘paying more for less’ as RPI jump raises prospect of hefty increaseRail fares for commuters in England and Wales will increase by 3.6% from
Plan to name German train after Anne Frank condemned

Plan to name German train after Anne Frank condemned

Critics say use of diarist’s name by national rail Deutsche Bahn provider conjures painful images of persecution of JewsPlans by Germany’s national rail provider to name a train after the diarist Anne
Eurotunnel renamed Getlink in preparation for post-Brexit era

Eurotunnel renamed Getlink in preparation for post-Brexit era

Company says rebrand to ‘very Anglo-Saxon’ name is needed because it owns businesses beyond the Channel TunnelEurotunnel is preparing for the post-Brexit era with a corporate rebrand, with the company
HS2 investigates ‘unacceptable’ behaviour by guards

HS2 investigates ‘unacceptable’ behaviour by guards

Security industry regulator also starts inquiry after video shows two Green party members being sworn atOfficials at HS2 have launched an investigation into alleged abusive behaviour by security
Train fares: UK rail passengers face biggest rise for five years

Train fares: UK rail passengers face biggest rise for five years

Union says announcement that average ticket prices will increase by 3.4% in January is ‘another kick in the teeth’UK rail fares will rise by 3.4% on January 2 – the largest increase for five years,
This hefty train fare rise is yet another Tory betrayal of passengers | Andy McDonald

This hefty train fare rise is yet another Tory betrayal of passengers | Andy McDonald

The highest price rise in five years is part of a simple truth that the government won’t admit: the rail system it created is now broken beyond repair • Andy McDonald MP is shadow secretary of state
The Guardian view on rail privatisation: going off the tracks | Editorial

The Guardian view on rail privatisation: going off the tracks | Editorial

Twenty years after rail privatisation was completed, passengers put up with late, expensive and frequently overcrowded services. The state should run a few train firms so private companies would be
Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Tools for Self Reliance | Ernest Marples | UK factory orders | Babies beneath the hedges | Labour poll leadI was very interested to read (Letters, 25 November) of the project started by Irene Owens to
Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Sewing machines still wanted in Africa | Brief letters

Tools for Self Reliance | Ernest Marples | UK factory orders | Babies beneath the hedges | Labour poll leadI was very interested to read (Letters, 25 November) of the project started by Irene Owens to
RPI no longer fit for deciding rail fare rises | Letters

RPI no longer fit for deciding rail fare rises | Letters

Hetah Shah of the Royal Statistical Society says that people’s incomes and outgoings should both be linked to a single index, CPI, which commands ‘national statistic’ status and is credible for
'Dark forces will be unleashed': the fire temple v the Mumbai metro

'Dark forces will be unleashed': the fire temple v the Mumbai metro

The Indian city desperately needs its new metro, but Zoroastrian priests are warning of a ‘backlash from nature’ – and they’re not the only detractorsIn early October, a petition was sent to the
Revealed: the government email telling HS2 not to make extra £1.76m payouts

Revealed: the government email telling HS2 not to make extra £1.76m payouts

Rail project’s chief was warned that making higher redundancy payments ‘would cause enormous reputational damage’A crucial email from government forbidding HS2 from handing an extra £1.76m to
Rail passengers lost 3.6m hours in delays in 2016-17, says Which?

Rail passengers lost 3.6m hours in delays in 2016-17, says Which?

Virgin Trains East Coast had highest proportion of significant delays, with 3.7% of services running 30 to 120 minutes latePassengers lost at least 3.6m hours due to significantly delayed trains in
Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar over Brexit

Labour peer says prime minister has become ‘voice of Ukip’ as he resigns as chair of National Infrastructure CommissionLord Andrew Adonis, the former Labour minister, has resigned as chair of the
Unions blame train firms and ministers for New Year's Eve rail strikes

Unions blame train firms and ministers for New Year's Eve rail strikes

Longrunning disputes over guards and rosters surface again as RMT plans 24-hour action leading to delays and cancellationsNew Year’s Eve rail travel is set to be disrupted because of fresh strikes in
Adonis on Brexit: ‘No mandarin backs May. Government has broken down’

Adonis on Brexit: ‘No mandarin backs May. Government has broken down’

Andrew Adonis, in first full interview since his resignation, says Theresa May’s cabinet has landed Whitehall with a ‘nervous breakdown’Andrew Adonis was in church in the Austrian village of Alpbach