How paedophiles tried to take over the Left

How paedophiles tried to take over the Left

Looking back from 2014, it seems extraordinary that an organisation with a name like the Paedophile Information Exchange was taken ...
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Scandal of museum threat

Scandal of museum threat

First they took the trains. Now they want to take the museum that celebrates their invention away. What a way ...
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Its a tough ask for the rail companies to sell more tickets while hiking fares

Its a tough ask for the rail companies to sell more tickets while hiking fares

Yesterday’s meeting between the train operators and transport ministers was the first in what is set to be an elaborate ...
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Manchester vote kills off road pricing

Manchester vote kills off road pricing

The strength of the vote against the congestion charge plan in Manchester effectively kills off the government’s strategy of trying ...
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Rail industry is still fragile despite booming numbers

Rail industry is still fragile despite booming numbers

Despite delays, weekend closures and overcrowding, Britons love affair with the railways seems to grow stronger every year. Passenger numbers ...
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Fire and Steam Review by Michael Williams

Fire and Steam Review by Michael Williams

Christian Wolmar is becoming something of a national treasure these days. Just like Peter Snow at election time or Patrick ...
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Fire and Steam Review by Frank McLynn

Fire and Steam Review by Frank McLynn

Railways in the 19th century had the transformative effect that the automobile would have in the 20th, and Christian Wolmar ...
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The TGV success story

The TGV success story

The Train à Grande Vitesse has revolutionised train travel in France. The high speed train service has destroyed much of ...
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Orient Express in its death throes

Orient Express in its death throes

The opening, in June, of the TGV Est, France’s fourth high-speed line, will bring a sad casualty in its wake: ...
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The Independent Subterranean Railway Review

The Independent Subterranean Railway Review

Written in muscular, fast-moving prose, this account of the Tube is so packed with surprises and pleasures that it deserves ...
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140 years of hell on the Tube

140 years of hell on the Tube

Subterranean Railway Review Londoners are profoundly ambivalent about the Underground. We dislike it, we mistrust it, but we know we ...
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Rail Review a hastily put together compromise

Rail Review a hastily put together compromise

After all the kafuffle, the rail review is something of a damp squib. It was announced in January by Alistair ...
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Labour should just renationalise the railways

Labour should just renationalise the railways

Yesterday’s announcement of a rail review marks the first step in the long march towards common sense on the railways ...
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On the wrong track; Labour's worst failure

On the wrong track; Labour’s worst failure

Transport ministers are on the warpath over the railways. Suddenly, the scale of the money pouring into what seems like ...
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