Network Rail

Cyber Attacks Could 'Crash Trains'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn/PA | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech

While the blockbuster game 'Watch_Dogs' allowed us to hack into a virtual recreation of Chicago, altering trains, traffic lights and more, the truth i...

Terrifying London Bridge Rush Hour Crush Shows Commuting At Its Absolute Worst

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

Desperate commuters were forced to vault over and crawl under ticket barriers at London Bridge station during rush hour on Tuesday evening. Servic...

Journalists and Railways - Sceptical Harrumphing, and a Duty to Maintain Ignorance

Karl Davis | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Today heralded more hysterical headlines from the Daily Mail and others regarding overrunning engineering works in London...

Angry About The Travel Chaos? This Will Make You Angrier

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

The vast extent of proposed bonuses for Network Rail (NR) bosses have incited intense public anger in the days following travel chaos which left thous...

HS3 - No Step-Change at Westminster, Just a Myopic Matron Being Stingy With the Bandages

Karl Davis | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The railway is more than a political football. It's an agent of change. If HS2 were implemented with unblinkered vision, it could bring an economic revolution. The north is more than half a dozen cities designated by Barbara Castle as deserving of a transport executive in decades long passed...

There Is Now a Golden Opportunity For Taking the Railway Back Into Public Ownership

Katy Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Katy Clark

abour is finally shifting ground on the railways with a real debate going on in the party about public ownership. It is widely recognised that privatisation has been a colossal failure. Despite record levels of public subsidy we have the highest fares in Europe and private sector investment and innovation is non-existent.

Undermining Peckham

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Dr Michael Petry

The regeneration of one of London's roughest areas has been a long and slow process led by locals and the many thousands of artists who moved in to take up disused shops, factories and run down properties. That Peckham has bloomed cannot be denied, but if Network Rail has anything to do with it, they will sweep away a huge sector of artistic and creative industries

Power Companies Condemned For Failing To Restore Power After Storms

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Power companies have been condemned for failing to restore supplies to thousands of households as the UK suffered a second major storm over the Christ...

WATCH: Careful On Those Escalators....

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

We shouldn't laugh but... In a bid to reduce the number of people injuring themselves on escalators over the Christmas period, Network Rail have re...

New Network Rail Chief To Get 100k More Than Old Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Network Rail's new chief executive has come under fire for being paid £100,000 more than his predecessor. Mark Carne, a former oil executive at Ro...

WATCH: Alcohol And Train Stations Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Network Rail have released CCTV footage of drunken accidents at stations, including a man going the wrong way up an escalator on his back... (None ...

Advertising Islamophobia Hits London Railways

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK
Mohammed Ansar

On Monday 17 December billboards advertising free Qurans, were taken down. I've seen an email from JCDecaux which states the following (my emphasis added): "...rail companies have pointed out that this is not acceptable and we should not have done so."

Why High Heels, Alcohol And Escalators Don't Mix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Alcohol and public transport don't usually mix well - especially for one high-heeled young woman at Euston station. Christmas party-goers are being...

Ada Lovelace Day 2012: Who is Your Female Tech Hero?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

Today is Ada Lovelace day. Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by encouraging peop...

PHOTOS: You Got Mail - Finally! Birmingham Postbox Neglected For 23 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Postal workers have failed to collect letters and cards from a postbox at Birmingham New Street station since - wait for it - 1989, it has emerged. ...

Sparking A Railway Revolution: £500m Midland Mainline Electrification Announced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline are expected to be announced by the Government next week, according to reports. Transport Secretary Justine...

Light Fantastic: Power Restored After Freak Storms

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

The vast majority of homes left without power following this week's freak storms have been reconnected, according to suppliers. Northern Powergrid ...

Human Remains Found By Rail Line

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Detectives are investigating after suspected human remains were found near a railway line. A skull and other bones were discovered by workers clear...

Network Rail Fined £4m Over Grayrigg Train Crash

PA | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK

Network Rail was fined £4m on Wednesday over safety failures in the lead-up to the fatal Grayrigg train crash. The firm, responsible for the upkee...

Network Rail Fined £1m

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Network Rail was fined £1 million on Thursday after it breached health and safety laws at a level crossing where two teenage girls were killed. Ol...

Network Rail Boss: We're In Catch-Up Mode

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's railways are on course to miss their targets for improvement, the head of Network Rail admitted to MPs on Tuesday morning. David Higgins...

Network Rail In Court Over Fatal Grayrigg Crash

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

Network Rail is to appear in court facing prosecution over the fatal Grayrigg train crash in Cumbria. Margaret Masson, 84, from Glasgow, died from ...

New East Anglia Trains Operator Hit By Cancellations, Delays And Faults

PA | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

Rail passengers bound for East Anglia faced disruption tonight on the second day of a new operator taking over the running of the region's train servi...

Network Rail Chiefs Waive Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Politics

Network Rail boss Sir David Higgins and other directors at the company are to waive their bonuses and allocate the money to safety improvements, after...

Bonuses For Train Chiefs Despite UK Having Worst Rail Service in Europe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

The transport minister has said she will vote against £20m bonuses expected to be handed out to Network Rail's bosses, as Britain's trains are voted ...