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Branson hits back at East Coast rail franchise critics

Sir Richard Branson says Network Rail was to blame for losses on the East Coast rail franchise.

Train strike January 2018: Disruption to be even worse than feared as 1,500 trains set to be cancelled

Disruption caused by three days of strikes next week across South Western Railways (SWR) will be worse than forecast, with 1,500 trains cancelled.

Furious motorists suffer the consequences of ruined roads

With more than one million potholes reported on the UK’s roads last year alone, what is the solution to our crumbling roads?

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  • Blackpool and Preston railway connected to WCML for first timeElectrification between Blackpool and Preston over Christmas means the railway between the two cities has an overhead wire connection with the West Coast Main Line for the first time ever. Part of the Great North Rail Project and linked with the 19-week upgrade programme currently underway in...
  • Northern faces three days of strikes and shrunken timetable as talks break downThe RMT union will launch three days of strike action on Northern Rail services next week, as talks over train guards have broken down once again. Strike action is set for 8, 10 and 12 January, and the operator has released a much-reduced timetable with just a little over 60% of services running...
  • Branson heaps major criticism on NR for end of East Coast franchiseSir Richard Branson has hit out at Network Rail after the decision to end the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise in 2020 was heavily criticised, with some commentators referring to it as a ‘bailout.’ The Virgin founder said ending the franchise early was a “pragmatic...

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