Technology can cut travel demand

Technology can cut travel demand

Technological leaps in transport have led to countless fantasies – self-driving cars, pods on rails and even mini-helicopters – most ...
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Guardian Road Safety supplement

Guardian Road Safety supplement

Road safety policy in the UK is at a crossroads and is set to become an area of political conflict ...
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Byers was too hapless to influence minister

Byers was too hapless to influence minister

Stephen Byers was such a weak minister that it is laughable to think he has any influence on the current ...
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Dispense with toilet paper!

Dispense with toilet paper!

Toilet paper is a serious issue. But the minute one starts talking about it, the giggles start. So let me ...
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Obituary: Phil Jeffries, a meticulous campaigner

Obituary: Phil Jeffries, a meticulous campaigner

Phil Jeffries, who has died aged 55, devoted much of his life to campaigning on a variety of planning, housing ...
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Fire and Steam Review from the Guardian

Fire and Steam Review from the Guardian

Our leading writer and commentator on the railways is Christian Wolmar. He is perfectly normal, you understand ("My trainspotting days ...
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Why can’t we have fast trains

Why can’t we have fast trains

Those clever French certainly pulled a fast one this week. While Network Rail was boasting about spending billions on lengthening ...
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Guardian obituary Robin Rackham

Guardian obituary Robin Rackham

The aviation world is governed by an omerta which its members break at their peril. Robin Rackham, who has died ...
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Going Underground

Going Underground

Subterranean Railway Review There is a reproduction in this book of an 1868 etching by Gustave Doré, which illustrates beautifully ...
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Forget Byers: the scandal was in the original sell-off

Forget Byers: the scandal was in the original sell-off

Stephen Byers may have told a few porkies to his parliamentary colleagues, but that does not mean that his policy ...
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Government pulls the plug on Light Rail schemes

Government pulls the plug on Light Rail schemes

New Labour ministers have blown hot and cold about trams ever since they first came to power in 1997. At ...
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Sir Alastair Morton

Sir Alastair Morton

Sir Alastair Morton, who has died of a heart attack at the age of 66, was the man who got ...
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We must still listen to kids

We must still listen to kids

The decision by the High Court to award libel damages to two nursery workers in Newcastle over allegations of child ...
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