Network Rail

What Grenfell Teaches Us About Over-Complexity

Dan Corry | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Dan Corry

There are so many lessons to be learned from the horrific events at Grenfell Tower and we will be digesting them for some years to come. One of the t...

Suits You, Sir!

Grainne Gillis | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

The bottom line is: something has to change. The government refuses to listen to those who are on the frontline (quelle surprise!), and there is little as a consumer one can do to take action except this...

Chris Grayling Says He Is Not Privatising Network Rail Despite A Plan That Looks A Bit Like Privatisation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Chris Grayling has insisted he does not want to privatise Network Rail - despite bringing private companies into the running of a new rail line. Speak...

The Waugh Zone December 6, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, December 6… 1) ALL’S WELL THAT AMENDS WELL The looming prospect of a possible defeat on a Labou...

Railway Villages - Building Homes On Network Rail Land

Rabina Khan | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

Unlocking Public Unused Land For Housing Tackling Britain's Housing Crisis is one of the most challenging tasks faced by policymakers, politicians an...

How The Support I Received During My Depression Helped Me Help Save A Life

Neena Naylor | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neena Naylor

From the age of 13, I had dealt with my own mental health issues and at 18 I ended up having suicidal thoughts myself, but it was something I'd managed to put behind me. I'm just glad that I was there that day to be able to give something back following the help and support I'd received years earlier, and use the skills I'd learnt to help save someone's life.

Network Rail Gives Sassy Response To 'Foreign' Steel Article

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Network Rail does not sound like a haven of social media-savvy sass. But it evidently is. The Mirror reported that Network Rail, which runs Britain's ...

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 23.07.2016 | 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 26.06.2016 | 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 Cameron said as...

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 16.05.2016 | 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...