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Discussing Devolution

Nigel Wordsworth reports Devolution is defined as the transfer of powers from a central organisation to local units. It was also the name given to a...

IRO makes Qualifications Affordable

The IRO aims to make its qualifications more easily affordable for the rail industry. The 2012/13 prices have now been agreed by the IRO Board....

New Chair for Network Rail

The former chief technical officer of the Ford Motor Company in the UK, Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, is to chair Network Rail. He will replace...

Smart thinking drives rail reform

A national smart card railway ticketing system, greater freedom for longer franchises and local devolution are among the ideas set forward by the Secretary...

Just the Ticket

This month a total of £18.7m is being made available to fund improvements to stations. Projects must be able to deliver a financial return over...

Record run for St Pancras

Proving that high speed railways are good for business, HS1 Ltd, owner of St Pancras International, is reporting all time high retail sales and...

Elaine Holt to move to National Express to head rail franchise drive

Elaine Holt, popular chairman of government-owned Directly Operated Railways and the East Coast Main Line Company is stepping down at the end of her...

Virgin Trains pays Government £110m

Virgin Trains has paid the Government £110 million this year - in stark contrast to last year’s figure when the train operator received a...