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Let's have some sensible ideas from the Government!

Let’s have some sensible ideas from the Government!

It has not been a good week for the commuter. While the falling autumn leaves have yet to cause many ...
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Congestion charging around Heathrow airport

Congestion charging around Heathrow airport

THE IDEA of charging motorists up to £20 to go to Heathrow along the M4 may only be kite-flying by ...
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Ladbrook Grove verdict inevitable

Ladbrook Grove verdict inevitable

The decision not to prosecute railway managers over the Ladbroke Grove accident was inevitable. Indeed, that decision had already been ...
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Hatfield illustrates the difficulty of pinning the blame for accidents

Hatfield illustrates the difficulty of pinning the blame for accidents

The Hatfield verdict illustrates the difficulty of pinning the blame for accidents on particular individuals within a company and highlights ...
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Gerrards Cross tunnel was part of Tesco's plan for new store sites

Gerrards Cross tunnel was part of Tesco’s plan for new store sites

The rail passengers whose journeys will be disrupted over the next few months because of the collapse of the Tesco ...
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Eurotunnel's depressing legacy

Eurotunnel’s depressing legacy

When Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac meet today, the EU constitutional treaty will not be the only grandiose but doomed ...
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Stop this railway madness

Stop this railway madness

It sounded like good news when Network Rail announced that it had made an operating profit of £460m for 2003/4, ...
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Tube PPP contracts have little to show

Tube PPP contracts have little to show

The managerial upheavals at Metronet are symptomatic of much wider problems with the controversial Public Private Partnership to refurbish the ...
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London cannot cope with closing the Tube

London cannot cope with closing the Tube

The idea of closing sections of the Northern line for months to carry out major repairs suggested by the Tube’s ...
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Strikes, strkes and more strikes

Strikes, strkes and more strikes

Strikes, strikes and more strikes. That seems to be the only consistent feature of the service provided by London Underground ...
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New timetable has mixed feelings on SWT

New timetable has mixed feelings on SWT

The reaction from passengers to the new train timetable, which has particularly affected commuters on the South West Trains network ...
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Radio fiasco on the Northern shows what's wrong with the PPP

Radio fiasco on the Northern shows what’s wrong with the PPP

Passengers struggling with overcrowded trains and delays on the Northern line due to the defective radio system will find it ...
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Buff’s Guide to a rickety ride

Buff’s Guide to a rickety ride

Subterranean Railway Review Paris’s rattly underground system evokes affection (as in Louis Malle’s whimsical movie Zazie dans le Metro). The ...
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Rail still has a good safety record despite Berkshire

Rail still has a good safety record despite Berkshire

Saturday’s rail disaster ended 30 month period during which no rail passengers were killed in accidents on Britain’s railways. That ...
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Scandal of the PPP sell-out

Scandal of the PPP sell-out

The National Audit Office deliberately minces its words because its reports are shown to the government department concerned. So when ...
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Rail chiefs share the blame

Rail chiefs share the blame

It is easy but mistaken to pin all the blame for the forthcoming rail strike on Bob Crow and his ...
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The joke of the Class 377s

The joke of the Class 377s

Last night's nightmare journey for the passengers on the 17 45 Eastbourne train highlights a fundamental problem with the introduction ...
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Striking is not the answer

Striking is not the answer

As a Labour voter who thinks that the PPP was a crazy way to try to improve the condition of ...
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Is Underground safe?

Is Underground safe?

The events on the Underground over the weekend have raised a simple question in the minds of the two million ...
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Broadwater Revisited

Broadwater Revisited

The concierge looks at you through the glass door before pushing the buzzer to let you in. ‘Can I help ...
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