Eurostar’s intentionally empty seats show post-Brexit rules are holding us back from Europe’s rail renaissance

Trains are leaving Amsterdam Centraal station almost three-quarters empty in an attempt to avoid long queues January 28, 2023 7:00 am(Updated 7:07 am) Eurostar revealed this week that it is deliberately withholding hundreds of seats on its trains every day because of delays caused by post-Brexit border rules. The failure to adequately prepare for new … Read more

cancelling this rail project is conceivable for the first time, it’s become a national embarrassment

Britain’s HS2 vision has become a monstrous vanity project, a national embarrassment. The original dream was for a Y-shaped high-speed network between Leeds, Manchester and London. There was even talk of Manchester to Paris. Leeds has gone. What chance the Manchester leg won’t be “delayed”, in the hope of inflation falling? And the Euston leg … Read more

When is the next Tube strike? London Underground strikes in February 2023 and how rail walkouts affect TfL

Industrial action became a hallmark of 2022 as trade unions walked out in disputes over pay and working conditions amid the cost of living crisis – and strikes have continued into 2023. They have affected everything from rail services and Royal Mail deliveries to NHS nurses, ambulance drivers and teachers. In the capital, key transport … Read more

Will HS2 reach London? Route map of the high-speed rail line explained and how much it has cost so far

Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has said he cannot see “any conceivable circumstances” in which HS2 would not run to its planned Euston terminus, amid reports that part of the project could be scrapped. Soaring inflation means the high-speed rail project may not run to Euston until 2038 or at all, with trains instead stopping at a … Read more

When are the train strikes next week? Full list of rail strike dates in February 2023 and lines affected

After disrupting rail travel throughout much of last year, train strikes have continued into 2023. Trade unions have been calling for better pay for their members amid the cost of living crisis, with inflation still over 10 per cent, but negotiations are continuing to stall. Here’s everything you need to know about the drivers’ strike, … Read more

Nigeria-Niger Republic rail project to boost trade – FG

The Federal Government has stated that the Nigeria-Niger Republic rail project would boost trade and other socioeconomic interactions between both countries. A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Transportation, Henshaw Ogubike, said the minister in charge of the ministry, Mu’azu Sambo, stated this in Abuja at the signing of … Read more

What rail walkouts and industrial action at ski resorts mean for your holiday

British holidaymakers planning a trip to France in the coming weeks could be hit by strike action on railways and action among ski resort workers, with the UK Foreign Office issuing a warning. “Several unions have called for cross-sector strike action and demonstrations on Tuesday 31 January,” said the Foreign Office. “This may lead to … Read more

When are the next train strikes? Full list of rail strike dates in February 2023 and why drivers are striking

After disrupting rail travel throughout much of last year, train strikes have continued into 2023. Trade unions have been calling for better pay for their members amid the cost of living crisis, with inflation still over 10 per cent, but negotiations are continuing to stall. Train drivers will walk out again in February following action … Read more

Are there train strikes this week? When the next planned rail strike dates are and why drivers are striking

For much of the past year, services in the UK have been affected by strikes involving everything from rail services and Royal Mail deliveries to NHS nurses, ambulance drivers and Border Force operations. The train walkouts returned with a sustained period of industrial action at the start of 2023, as part of ongoing union disputes over pay and working conditions. More strikes are … Read more

Latest strikes updates as ambulance workers to stage 10 walkouts in 2 months amid hopes on rail deal

Ambulance workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland represented by Unite have announced strike dates ranging between 6 February and 20 March. The strikes will affect different areas on different days. This comes as the RMT union considers a new pay and job security offer for train drivers, who are currently due to join a … Read more

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