Network Rail

MP Said Train Line Chaos Is Hindering Job Interviews, Then This Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti & Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Just two days after an MP warned a train line was so unreliable that employers were refusing to consider job applicants who rely on it, a father tweet...

Network Rail Just Tweeted This Terrifying Picture As A Warning To All Selfie Takers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech

Network Rail have tweeted a terrifying picture of what appears to be people taking selfies while sitting on an active train track. Warning as cross...

Labour Accuse Government Of Cover Up Over Network Rail Upgrades

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has accused the government of a cover up after the Department of Transport refused a freedom of information request regarding when it was told ...

Rail Cuts Surely Leave HS2 in Danger of Derailment

Joe Rukin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Rukin

The rationale for the Conservative Government continuing to push through HS2, the proposed high speed rail link, can easily be summed up by these immo...

Has the Northern Powerhouse Gone Off Track or Is This Just a Delay on Route?

Paul Worthington | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Worthington

The Conservative Party suffered its first major set-back on Thursday in its promise to create a Northern Powerhouse. Transport Secretary Patrick McLou...

Labour Poses Questions Over Shelved Northern Rail Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has today questioned David Cameron over whether the Conservative Party "deceived" voters with false election promises to overhaul the railways ...

The Waugh Zone June 26, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday June 26, 2015... 1) THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD “It’s been a long night,” David C...

In The North, Network Rail Improvements 'Paused'; In The South, Crossrail Gets Built

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories were accused of "stiffing" the North today after revealing billions of pounds of rail improvement work are to be "paused". Transport Se...

National Rail Strikes Called Off After Fresh Pay Rise Brokered

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

A strike by Network Rail workers has been cancelled following an updated pay offer. The RMT Union had called for its members to walk out on Thursday a...

Looks Like Getting To Work Is Going To Be Rather Tricky On Thursday

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Commuters are set to face multiple days of travel misery after Network Rail workers voted to stage not one, but three days of strikes. Members of t...

The Rail Strike May Have Been Cancelled, But There's Still Chaos And Confusion

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Commuters and football fans still face chaos and confusion this bank holiday weekend, despite the last-minute announcement that the planned rail strik...

The Fate Of Bank Holiday Travel Could Now Rest In The Courts

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

Network Rail is threatening a union with legal action over plans to go on strike on bank holiday Monday, which could lead to a "standstill" for commut...

Could the Dissatisfaction of Rail Workers Effect the Plans for the Night Tube?

David Ready | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Ready

To free up opportunities for Londoners, TfL are launching their new 24 hour weekend night tube on the 12th September 2015, running several London tube lines into the night and enabling Londoners and commuters to come in and out of the city at any-time on weekends. I looked at the general public's opinion on the night tube, how it might affect them and the potential pitfalls of the night tube, underlying the recent rail strike plans coming up towards the end of this month.

Bank Holiday Travellers And Football Fans May Just Have Got A Break

PA | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

Last-minute talks to avert an impending rail strike, due to hit commuters and football fans on May Bank Holiday Monday, have been announced. Member...

No Way to Run a Railway

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Michael J MacMahon

Not so long ago, I decided to give up my car. I'll admit that the idea wasn't mine originally. A girlfriend suggested: "you live in a city (I'd just m...

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...