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Strike chaos serves both sides' interests

Strike chaos serves both sides’ interests

It’s fortunate that many Londoners have become accustomed to working from home over the past couple of years because they ...
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Crossrail - a story to cheer us up in these hard times

Crossrail – a story to cheer us up in these hard times

The big poker game that has been played over the financial future of Transport for London ever since the start ...
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Evening Standard letters: Driverless cars would require unacceptable changes

Evening Standard letters: Driverless cars would require unacceptable changes

Catherine Hutt, of Addison Lee, has fallen for the driverless-car hype put out by the tech companies [“London must plan ...
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Road death toll prompts need for Vision Zero

Road death toll prompts need for Vision Zero

There have already been 29 deaths on London’s roads in the first eight weeks of the year, compared with 10 in the ...
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Don't price people off the railways

Don’t price people off the railways

Rail fare rises have become almost as toxic to politicians as fuel tax increases. So today’s July inflation figures, which ...
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HS2 struggling to justify £50billion bill

HS2 struggling to justify £50billion bill

For the past four years, the project to build a North-South high-speed line has looked as solid a bet as ...
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Steam on the Tube

Steam on the Tube

The crowds lining the platforms of every station on the route would not have been outnumbered had the Duchess of ...
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Here's to the next 150 years on the Tube

Here’s to the next 150 years on the Tube

On January 10, 1863 the first section of the London Underground opened, between Farringdon and Paddington - the first subterranean ...
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For Boris and Ken the road is still king

For Boris and Ken the road is still king

The creation of a mayor for London was supposed to stimulate a new type of politician who would offer brave ...
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Boris driverless trains are no such thing

Boris driverless trains are no such thing

This week has seen the Mayor once again pushing one of his big ideas for re-election: driverless Tubes, bringing with ...
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Boris fails to convince on roadworks

Boris fails to convince on roadworks

It is difficult not to greet with some scepticism the news that City Hall is setting up a new website ...
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Boris driverless nonsense

Boris driverless nonsense

  The idea of driverless trains any time in the near future is a ridiculous fantasy and Boris’s musings about ...
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Time to go two way

Time to go two way

 Along with tower blocks and shopping precincts, one way systems were a product of the 1960s ethos that failed to ...
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Blood, Iron and Gold reivew by Dominic Sandbrook

Blood, Iron and Gold reivew by Dominic Sandbrook

To a time traveller from the recent past, Britain's modern railway network, with its garish, overcrowded carriages, its inevitable delays ...
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Boris learning harsh lessons

Boris learning harsh lessons

The harsh truth is that Boris Johnson has very little room to manoeuvre over his transport budget. He is likely ...
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PPP was fundamentally flawed says departing Tube boss

PPP was fundamentally flawed says departing Tube boss

Tim O'Toole, the managing director of London Underground who is leaving at the end of the month, launched a scathing ...
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O'Toole a loss for Londoners and mayor

O’Toole a loss for Londoners and mayor

Tim O'Toole's departure is not only a great loss for Londoners but a serious blow to Boris Johnson. His departure ...
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Failing to weather the storm

Failing to weather the storm

This has been the worst weather related transport chaos in living memory. Admittedly, it was the heaviest snowfall for a ...
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High speed rail's tenuous connection to Heathrow

High speed rail’s tenuous connection to Heathrow

Lord Adonis rather lets the cat out of his bag by accepting that a High Speed rail connection to Heathrow ...
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Fares rises anger commuters

Fares rises anger commuters

Moans about rail fares rises always greet the New Year. But commuters paying the new fares for the first time ...
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