British Rail

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

A Cautionary Tale

Debbie Cleaveley | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Debbie Cleaveley

So next time your train is late, overcrowded and, despite paying the highest fares in Europe, you don't have a seat, remember that this is a direct result of privatisation where shareholder profit is far more important than you as the paying customer. And then ask yourself, is this what you want for your health? Because, unless we challenge NHS cuts and privatisation, that is exactly what we will get.

Time to End the Myths About Nationalisation and East Coast

Martin Griffiths | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Maria Eagle's call to effectively renationalise the rail network is so dangerous and backward-looking. Her view is based on phoney economics and is a brazen attempt to rewrite history. She has ignored the facts about the failing, worn out nationalised railway of yesterday and the modern, growing and successful railway of today.

Now Then! Now Then! Sir George Young Gives Sir Jimmy Savile 'ell!

Martin Lewis | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Lewis

Apparently accuracy, attention-to-detail and proof-reading were not on the curriculum at Eton when the young George Young was educated there. Or -- t...

We Should Renationalise the Railways

Mick Whelan | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Mick Whelan

Since privatisation the cost to the public purse of running the railways has risen by a factor of between two and three times.

Rail Fares: Commuters Urged To Tweet Chancellor

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Commuters returning to work after the festive break are being urged to tell the government exactly what they think of the above-inflation rail fare ri...

Commuters Hit With New Year Price Rise

Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Rail fares go up by an average of 5.9% today, but some commuters will find their season tickets are rising by almost 11%. Under an annual price-ris...