Romanian metal theft gang jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2012 in gangs, news, railways, sentencing, theft by tracey

“Eight Romanians who embarked on a cable theft spree, creating havoc across a swathe of the Midlands rail network, have been sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2012

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Graffiti gang who caused £150,000 of damage ‘should be proud of their work’, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2012 in artistic works, conspiracy, criminal damage, gangs, news, railways, sentencing by sally

“A judge has imposed the ‘least possible sentence’ on gang of graffiti vandals who attacked the capital’s tube network, saying one had a ‘portfolio you would be proud of’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2012

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Major legal battle to stop HS2 set to commence – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in appeals, consultations, environmental protection, judicial review, news, railways by sally

“A major legal battle to stop the Government’s HS2 rail project is to begin in what campaigners think is their best chance of derailing the £32 billion scheme.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2012

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Railway guard Christopher McGee jailed for manslaughter after ‘seconds of negligence’ caused death of drunk teenage girl who fell underneath train – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2012 in homicide, negligence, news, railways, sentencing by sally

“A railway guard has been sentenced to five years in prison for the manslaughter of a drunk teenager, after he signalled for a train to move as she was leaning against the carriage.”

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The Independent, 15th November 2012

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Homeowners affected by HS2 to get access to hardship fund – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, railways by tracey

“Homeowners living along the proposed path of the high-speed rail link will be given access to a hardship scheme if they are unable to sell their house, even if is outside the area earmarked for development, the government has said.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2012

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Virgin Trains takes West Coast Main Line court action – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2012 in contracts, judicial review, news, railways by tracey

“Virgin Trains has started court proceedings over the government’s decision to award a new franchise to rival transport company FirstGroup.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2012

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Five HS2 challenges granted December court hearings – OUT-LAW.com

“Five cases being brought against the Government’s flagship high-speed rail link between London and the Midlands will be heard in December, the High Court has confirmed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2012

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High speed train opponents granted court hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2012 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning, railways by sally

“Plans to build a high speed line from London to the Midlands were dealt a blow yesterday with the High Court granting opponents the right to seek judicial review against the scheme.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2012

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Penalised train passengers fight ticketing rules – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2012 in fines, news, ombudsmen, prosecutions, railways by sally

“Rail passengers threatened with fines and even prosecution by train guards – despite buying a ticket – have called on the rail passenger watchdog to challenge their legality amid growing consumer anger.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2012

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Southeastern trains prosecuted for train overshooting station by more than two miles – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2012 in health & safety, news, railways by sally

“A rail company is to be prosecuted after one of its trains overshot a station by nearly two-and-a-half miles.”

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The Independent, 17th April 2012

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Another challenge to HS2 launched – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 13th, 2012 in judicial review, news, planning, railways by tracey

“A further legal challenge has been launched against the Government’s decision to proceed with the proposed £33 billion High Speed 2 network, which will provide high speed rail links between major cities in the UK.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th April 2012

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Legal fight over high-speed rail – BBC News

“Campaigners against the HS2 rail scheme have confirmed they will make two court bids to halt the £33bn project.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Network Rail fined £1m over girls’ level crossing deaths – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2012 in fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

“Network Rail has been fined £1m after admitting health and safety breaches over the deaths of two girls at an Essex level crossing. Friends Olivia Bazlinton, 14, and Charlotte Thompson, 13, were hit by a train in December 2005 as they crossed the railway line at Elsenham station and died instantly.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2012

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Camden council launches legal challenge to HS2 – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2012 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, railways by sally

“The ‘great earthquake’ that ‘rent the whole neighbourhood’ was recorded by Charles Dickens in Dombey and Son when a railway first cut through Camden in the early 19th century. Nearly 200 years on, Camden’s residents are stepping up their fight against what they fear will be a smaller, but similar, seismic shock from High Speed 2, the rail scheme given the go-ahead last month.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2012

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Network Rail admits safety breaches over girls’ deaths – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2012 in accidents, health & safety, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail has admitted three health and safety breaches over the deaths of two girls at an Essex level crossing in 2005, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2012

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High-speed rail: Stop HS2 group seeks judicial review – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2012 in judicial review, news, railways by sally

“Campaigners against the £33bn high-speed rail project (HS2) are to seek a judicial review of the government’s decision to approve the scheme.”

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BBC News, 25th Janaury 2012

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Network Rail faces prosecution over Grayrigg disaster – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2012 in health & safety, news, prosecutions, railways by sally

“Network Rail is to be prosecuted over the 2007 Grayrigg derailment in which a woman was killed and 86 people injured.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2012

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Late Network Rail breaches licence – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2011 in licensing, news, railways by tracey

“Rail regulators today ruled that Network Rail (NR) was in breach of its licence over declining punctuality levels. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has proposed two enforcement orders requiring NR to develop ‘new robust plans to help recover performance’.”

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The Independent, 19th December 2011

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Tighter checks pledged to close Eurostar ‘loophole’ – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2011 in immigration, news, railways by tracey

“The UK Border Agency says ‘tighter controls’ will be introduced to stop some Eurostar passengers being able to enter the UK without passport checks.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2011

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Train operators face fines for poor passenger information – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in compensation, complaints, news, railways by tracey

“After a deluge of complaints from commuters who were left stuck on freezing platforms during last winter’s cold snap, the Office of Rail Regulator has taken on new powers to protect train travellers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2011

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