Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that gas supplies for this winter are at their lowest for 10 years, leading to fears that large users could be cut off in the event of a severe winter. The government has summoned generating companies to an emergency meeting next month.
Virgin CrossCountry is refusing to operate its tilting trains at full speed after failing to train enough drivers to use the technology.
The Department for Transport is said to be furious that the train operator is not taking advantage of the £1bn upgrade of the West Coast Main Line.
Britain's last slam door train service left London's Cannon Street station for Ashford in Kent at 18.04 last Friday. All trains now have automatic doors.
Italian rail authorities are to destroy more than 500 railway carriages infested with ticks, fleas and bed bugs after complaints from passengers.