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A vision of growth that doesn't add up

A vision of growth that doesn’t add up

British governments have never understood the value of railways to society. The gist of yesterday's White Paper is that passengers, ...
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High speed rail to face axe?

High speed rail to face axe?

The prospect of Britain getting high-speed TGV-style trains like France and Germany will be killed off this week by the ...
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Axe to fall on rail network

Axe to fall on rail network

Ministers are preparing ways of closing or "mothballing" large sections of the railway network, according to an official document which ...
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Best security is people, both staff and passengers

Best security is people, both staff and passengers

The calls for increased security on the London Underground intensified after Thursday's second round of attacks. There are nearly three ...
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Fewer trains, fares to rise, in shake-up of railways

Fewer trains, fares to rise, in shake-up of railways

Widespread cuts in the rail network and services, sharp fare rises and the possible renationalisation of Network Rail are being ...
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Crashes and near misses could derail privatised tube

Crashes and near misses could derail privatised tube

When the government drew up the deal to part privatise the Tube network, ministers were so confident of the excellence ...
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Congestion charge success silences critics

Congestion charge success silences critics

Armageddon never happened last week. The apparent success of the congestion charge in reducing traffic in central London left a ...
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Trains in sidings embarrass rail bosses

Trains in sidings embarrass rail bosses

Over the coming months, the benighted commuters who travel into London’s Victoria station on SouthCentral’s services will be delighted at ...
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Privatiation of BR 'flawed', top official admits

Privatiation of BR ‘flawed’, top official admits

The senior civil servant who pushed through rail privatisation admits in a forthcoming television programme he knew that the whole ...
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Forgotten Children - the background to the children's homes scandals

Forgotten Children – the background to the children’s homes scandals

In the 1970s and 1980s, an epidemic of abuse swept through Britain's children's homes. More than 100 care workers have ...
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