National Rail

  • 4 Jun 2018

    The government has described the Northern Rail timetable fiasco, which left passengers stranded and delayed, as “totally unacceptable”. We have spoken to one Northern Rail worker who says he feels “ashamed” to wear the uniform and that staff knew the new timetable “probably wouldn’t work” before it was introduced.

  • 30 May 2018

    Former Conservative party chairman, Grant Shapps, is calling for Great Northern, run by Govia Thameslink, to lose its franchise.

  • 30 May 2018

    The transport secretary has accused the rail industry of a collective failure after the introduction of new timetables caused weeks of chaos. Hundreds of trains have been delayed or cancelled each day. And passengers are getting increasingly angry.

  • 7 Feb 2012

    Take Network Rail, for example. Bosses there have announced they won’t accept their bonuses – but not before the mother of all ding dongs between the transport secretary and her Labour nemesis about whether or not the government had any power over their remuneration.Now, in respectful homage to Dickens and the man of fact and calculations himself, Thomas Gradgrind, FactCheck has unearthed an interesting document which casts light on this dispute.