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Rail fares are out of control

Rail fares are out of control

Rail fares have got out of control. Year after year since 2004 they have risen by more than the rate ...
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Blood, Iron and Gold reviewed by Christopher Sylvester

Blood, Iron and Gold reviewed by Christopher Sylvester

RAILWAYS, declares Christian Wolmar in this illuminating study, "were the most important invention of the second millennium, transporting the Industrial ...
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Gridlocked nation

Gridlocked nation

One thing is sure as we approach the big Bank Holiday weekend. Today, tomorrow and especially during the weekend, thousands ...
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Should speed limits be reduced? Yes!

Should speed limits be reduced? Yes!

Speed kills. It is as simple as that. For every 1 mph increase in speed, the number of accidents rise ...
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Time to rein in water companies

Time to rein in water companies

As the threat of standpipes appearing on our street corners becomes ever greater, the water companies are laughing all the ...
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We have to make sure the system stays open

We have to make sure the system stays open

This was the event that transport managers have been dreading since 9/11, or indeed since the IRA attacks which started ...
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Second anniversary of the congestion charge

Second anniversary of the congestion charge

Yesterday was the second anniversary of the introduction of the congestion charge in London and most predictions about it have ...
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Train fares are unjustified

Train fares are unjustified

Today’s above inflation fare rises for rail passengers are not the only bit of bad news on the horizon. Rail ...
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Level crossings are a danger to safety

Level crossings are a danger to safety

Yet again, a weak point in the railways has been exposed in a terrible accident. In the 1990s, there was ...
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Leave 'They think it's all over' alone!

Leave ‘They think it’s all over’ alone!

They think it's all over is much more than just another vehicle for rude jokes about private parts and flatulence ...
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Public opinion favours renationalisation

Public opinion favours renationalisation

It is not surprising that polls show that most people would like the railways to be renationalised. The privatisation of ...
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British Airways needs to wise up

British Airways needs to wise up

After this week’s dreadful events at Heathrow, British Airways risks the same fate Marks & Spencers and losing its reputation ...
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Government blows its chance to sort out the railways

Government blows its chance to sort out the railways

When Alistair Darling announced his rail review in January, long suffering rail passengers hoped that after years of chaos, the ...
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Daft train must be derailed

Daft train must be derailed

One of the rail industry's biggest moguls, Sir James Sherwood the head of Sea Containers, reckons he has found an ...
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Finger points to both the Tories and Labour

Finger points to both the Tories and Labour

The twin crises of the railways were cruelly exposed yesterday. Not only is the number of delays at a record ...
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Why are our streets riddled with holes?

Why are our streets riddled with holes?

Holes in the road. Don't we all just hate them. And they seem to be ever more and more of ...
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Charging motorists for road use is the way forward

Charging motorists for road use is the way forward

This week will see the announcement of the government’s congestion-busting strategy. But far a multi billion programme of major road ...
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Why we are stuck in transport dark ages?

Why we are stuck in transport dark ages?

Slowly, indeed about as fast as the traffic flows in our towns and cities, the government’s appalling record on transport ...
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Darling's slow train finally goes off the rails

Darling’s slow train finally goes off the rails

Alistair Darling, the transport secretary, is the colourless Blairite who was appointed by the Prime Minister to try to make ...
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How Britain could be gridlocked

How Britain could be gridlocked

Every day, we are always on the brink of transport gridlock. As congestion gets worse and the trains more overcrowded, ...
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