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Oxford Street nightmare must end

Oxford Street nightmare must end

Oxford Street is a nightmare. Billed as Britain’s premier shopping street, in reality it is a permanent gridlock of people, ...
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Your first job, Boris, is to get London moving

Your first job, Boris, is to get London moving

Perhaps it was inevitable that Boris Johnson would mark his first 100 days as Mayor today by issuing a list ...
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What Boris must do to get Londoners on two wheels

What Boris must do to get Londoners on two wheels

The sun is out and so are the cyclists. Suddenly they can be seen zipping round London like water boatmen ...
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Why our railways keep on failing passengers

Why our railways keep on failing passengers

THIS was supposed to be the weekend that Network Rail made up for its disastrous performance of Christmas. Instead, once ...
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Canny Ken's congestion charge move puts Johnson on the spot

Canny Ken’s congestion charge move puts Johnson on the spot

At last, the mayoral election is hotting up around genuine issues that affect Londoners rather than the antics of the ...
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Think before you strike, Bob

Think before you strike, Bob

Here we go again. The unions’ sabres are rattling and Londoners are yet again facing the prospect of days of ...
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The great rail rip off

The great rail rip off

Passengers struggling on to the railways for the Christmas break are being hit by a double whammy that's not at ...
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St Pancras is a masterpiece - shame about the lack of trains

St Pancras is a masterpiece – shame about the lack of trains

The opening of Britain’s first new main line railway for over a century is a momentous event - and a ...
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Book review: The railway lands

Book review: The railway lands

Angela Inglis, Railway Lands, Catching St Pancras & King’s Cross (Troubador Publishing, £30) When St Pancras was first built in ...
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The new cathedral for the railways

The new cathedral for the railways

St Pancras is a rare example of upstaging the French at a game they usually play better far better than ...
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Fire and Steam Review by Andrew Gilligan

Fire and Steam Review by Andrew Gilligan

DID you know that, between the wars, the drivers of the LNER’s crack express trains had little slots on the ...
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Are unions trying to oust Ken?

Are unions trying to oust Ken?

When Ken Livingstone signed a three-year pay deal with the rail unions in February, Londoners breathed a sigh of relief, ...
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The PPP is Gordon's fault

The PPP is Gordon’s fault

Even by the standards of Britain's many rail fiascos, the implosion of Tube contractor Metronet is spectacular. Metronet announced this ...
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Gordon Brown must sort out the mess on the trains

Gordon Brown must sort out the mess on the trains

Commuters in the South East can be excused for feeling bemused at the coverage given to passengers in Bristol complaining ...
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Conflicting fares policies confuse passengers

Conflicting fares policies confuse passengers

It is London’s least-loved New Year ritual: once again, swingeing annual increases in Tube, bus and rail fares have hit ...
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Another day, another disaster for 'world class' outfit

Another day, another disaster for ‘world class’ outfit

It is scarcely believable that Metronet has yet again been responsible for major bungles on the Tube which led to ...
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Metronet fails the PPP test

Metronet fails the PPP test

You could hardly call the recent warm weather a heatwave. And yet here we are once again with the Tube ...
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Is closing the Tube really necessary

Is closing the Tube really necessary

It is the first stage of the most ambitious engineering programme on the Tube, involving modernisation of track, signalling and ...
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Congestion charge three years on

Congestion charge three years on

After three years of the congestion charge, it is difficult to remember the enormous fuss that attended its introduction. There ...
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Kiley and Ken's bust up

Kiley and Ken’s bust up

The palace coup at Transport for London which resulted in the angry departure of Bob Kiley threw a light on ...
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