Rail industry press briefing 2013-43

29th November 2013

  • Regulator’s Network Rail warning
  • Tyne and Wear fares to rise
  • Gatwick Airport rail service closed at Christmas
In this issue:

Network Rail failings are causing passengers to suffer increased delays, regulators have warned. [BBC News]

Tyne and Wear Metro fares are to increase in the New Year, Nexus has confirmed. [BBC News]

Network Rail could be fined £80m after infrastructure faults cause rise in delays [The Guardian]

Piccadilly line workers are to strike for 24 hours next week in a row over agreements being “ripped up”, with the union responsible threatening longer action in future if the dispute is not resolved. [Evening Standard]

Travellers trying to fly at Gatwick Airport over Christmas and New Year face major disruption with all express services set to be cancelled. [Evening Standard]

The “doubters and defeatists” fighting HS2 cannot be allowed to dictate the future of Britain, the minister charged with delivering the high speed rail line says today. [Daily Telegraph]

Transport for London (TfL) is in negotiations with retailers such as Amazon to use Tube stations as potential “click-and-collect” points. [BBC News]

How other infrastructure projects can learn from London’s new railway Crossrail [The Economist]