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Network Rail responds to ORR charges review

Track access charges need greater transparency to make them more comprehensible to users, but too much complexity could be costly and would be difficult to implement .That’s the general verdict of responses to ORR’s recent consultation on network track access charges for CP6 (2019-24). Continue reading Network Rail responds to ORR charges review

Shaw report rejects full bloodied privatisation but welcomes private capital

The long expected Shaw report –The future shape and financing of Network Rail – has finally been released and partially allays fears about large scale privatisation; but it argues that alternative sources of finance need to be found. Shaw also calls for greater rail devolution and for a new Northern route to serve the north of England. Continue reading Shaw report rejects full bloodied privatisation but welcomes private capital

All change as new era dawns for rail commuters on some of London’s busiest routes.

London’s Overground has been in existence for less than a decade but it has already had a huge impact on service provision; it has quite literally reshaped the rail map of the capital. This weekend sees further change as West Anglia’s inner suburban services are brought under its jurisdiction. What difference will these changes make? John W E Helm investigates. Continue reading All change as new era dawns for rail commuters on some of London’s busiest routes.