Rail 1001: What Labour should and should not do

Rail 1001: What Labour should and should not do

The draft rail reform bill seems to have been stuck in the wastes of Whitehall. The Transport Secretary Mark Harper ...
Rail 1000: a look at a quarter of a century of Rail columns

Rail 1000: a look at a quarter of a century of Rail columns

Unlike some of the contributors to this momentous issue, I was not there at the beginning but I have written ...
The failure of the Channel Tunnel

The failure of the Channel Tunnel

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel tunnel, Britain’s first fixed connection to the European ...
Rail 999: The failure of Eurotunnel and Mystic Wolmar tries again

Rail 999: The failure of Eurotunnel and Mystic Wolmar tries again

It is 30 years since I had a chat with John Major in the bowels of a freight Shuttle hurtling ...
Rail 998: Great British Railways is a lost cause

Rail 998: Great British Railways is a lost cause

  It has been clear for a long time that the proposed legislation for the railways which would formally create ...
Driverless cars really are on a road to nowhere

Driverless cars really are on a road to nowhere

Developing driverless cars has been AI’s greatest test. And it has failed miserably, despite the expenditure of tens of billions ...
Letter to The Times: BR offers the right model

Letter to The Times: BR offers the right model

A small correction to Emma Duncan’s apposite and timely piece on the railways (Comment, December 2). British Rail was not ...
Rail 997: Deutsche Bahn is still great despite failings

Rail 997: Deutsche Bahn is still great despite failings

Needing to go to Munich to record a TV interview, I decided to go by train, Munich, at the southern ...
Rail 996: The fiasco to end all fiascos

Rail 996: The fiasco to end all fiascos

 In over a quarter of a century of writing this column, there has been no end of scandals, mishaps, errors ...
Rail 995: Lots of factories but no orders

Rail 995: Lots of factories but no orders

A new train production plant is to be opened by Siemens in Goole, east Yorkshire, next May, to produce, initially, ...
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