Network Rail Matrix Organisation Adopted


The devolved structure adopted by Network Rail has retained a centralised...

Read more

Outsourcing Needs Expert Buyers


The collapse of Carillion, one of Network Rail’s largest suppliers and a...

Read more

East Coast Early Franchise Termination


The UK Department for Transport has decided there will be an early franchise...

Read more

Community Rail Volunteers Win Backing


Volunteering has a long history in a wide range a public life in Britain and...

Read more

HS2 Connectivity Funded by Government


The route geography for HS2 has been finalised together with the location of...

Read more

Network Rail Funding

Future Network Rail Funding


The Future Network Rail Funding The collapse of Railtrack plc in 2001 as a...

Read more

Smart Ticketing

The Benefits of Smart Ticketing


Benefits of Smart Ticketing People think of the digital railway in terms of...

Read more

Rail Transport Specialist

NEXT STOP, THE WORLD — Railway Transport Toronto


Michael Schabas – Railway Transport Toronto Tomos Lewis reporting from...

Read more

Four Qualified Bidders For South Eastern Franchise


Four Qualified Bidders For South Eastern Franchise Public consultation to...

Read more

Rail Passenger Numbers Fall


There was an unexpected 0.5% fall in journeys on Britain’s railways in the...

Read more

Government in Wales seeks value for money bids


A new Wales & Borders 15-year franchise contract will commence in October 2018...

Read more

First MTR win South Western on quality score


It had originally been intended that a contract extension to 2019 would be...

Read more

Views sought on South Eastern Franchise


The Department for Transport in Britain has started the process to award the...

Read more

FCP promotes Alliances and Collaboration


Rail privatisation in Britain was based on the track authority model with...

Read more

Digital Railway funding approval


To speed up implementation of Network Rail’s Digital Railway additional...

Read more

Passenger demand increase slows


Statistics published by the UK Office of Rail and Road show that the increase...

Read more

UK Government plots freight strategy


Railfreight operations in Britain have a 12% market share of freight surface...

Read more

Scotland needs more capacity


Passenger numbers in Scotland have doubled in the last two decades reaching 96...

Read more

Fleet expansion planned as user satisfaction declines


Train operators in Britain are struggling to maintain levels of passenger...

Read more

East Coast track access approvals


Britain’s East Coast rail route is one of two core arteries that link England...

Read more

Rail Growth in Wales


The future growth in demand for passenger services in Wales has been reviewed...

Read more

Shaw Report: Private Capital needed and greater route autonomy


The capacity enhancement programme being carried out by Network Rail has been...

Read more

Flying Scotsman restoration success


First Class Partnerships congratulates the Science Museum Group (SMG) and the...

Read more

Rail devolution in England


The UK Government is increasing the level of devolved authority for the...

Read more

7.4% Annualised Revenue Growth


In the last 12 months, income from fares has risen by 7.4% for British...

Read more

FCP leads public transit debate in Ontario


Toronto was once a global leader in transit. Why can’t the city now learn...

Read more

CP5 funding enhanced by £2.5 billion


Capital spending on rail projects has been increased by £2.5 billion to ensure...

Read more

The Railway Ball presents Soul City Event


FCP hosted guests in Central London at the annual Railway Ball on 27 November...

Read more

Electrification cost escalation and delay


The cost of the programme to electrify the Great Western Main Line between...

Read more

Network Rail needs funding alternatives


In a presentation to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on 15 September,...

Read more

West Coast open access services approved


The UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved an application by the Great...

Read more

CMA reviews barriers to UK rail competition


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a discussion paper...

Read more

Congestion fears as demand rises


The demand for UK passenger rail services in the 12 months to December rose by...

Read more

UK political priorities emerge


Manifestos published by the main political parties in the UK continue to...

Read more

FCP Executive Forum looks at business continuity in rail


The first FCP Executive Forum of 2015 took place in London on 11 March over...

Read more

UK franchise margins fall to 1.9%


The Office of Rail Regulation analyses the income and operating cost for the...

Read more

FCP chosen as Crossrail 2 advisor


Crossrail 2 is a £27.5 billion project to connect existing rail routes in...

Read more

Scrutiny of UK rolling stock procurement


The all-party Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published the...

Read more

East Coast award sets new standards in UK franchise competitions


On 10 November 2014, the Government confirmed the contract with Intercity...

Read more

UK AirRail: Connecting for Growth


Michael Schabas discussed rail connectivity at UK airports with focus on hub...

Read more

Track management programme on East Coast Main Line


FCP has been appointed by Network Rail to assess all aspects of decision making...

Read more

Benchmarking for Dummies – Maybe the UK rail industry is not as inefficient as some think


Michael Schabas responds to the UK Government's "The McNulty Report" in an...

Read more

Alignment and collaboration in a modern transport industry


At a seminar organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport,...

Read more

Mass transit rail in Lagos


Steven Hoskins is leading procurement including electrification, train control,...

Read more

Lagos state governor inspects Toronto trains for new rail system


Michael Schabas leads Governor Babatunde Fashola and state officials on a tour...

Read more