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New Statesman letter: Musk's achilles heel

New Statesman letter: Musk’s achilles heel

Elon Musk may, as Will Dunn, suggests ‘be a more interesting person to occupy capitalism’s top spot’ but watch out ...
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The Great British Train Wreck

The Great British Train Wreck

Let the train take the strain”, exhorted British Rail’s famous slogan in the 1970s. More than 40 years later we ...
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Rail privatisation failed to benefit passengers

Rail privatisation failed to benefit passengers

The privatisation of the railways had nothing to do with trying to make them better. It was driven by the ...
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Letters to the editor: We know privatising railway was wrong but what now?

Letters to the editor: We know privatising railway was wrong but what now?

It is one thing to criticise the ways the railways have been sold off which Andrew Murray rightly identifies as ...
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The myth of the driverless cars revolution

The myth of the driverless cars revolution

It seems that we are on the verge of a driverless car revolution. George Osborne recently announced that a “train” ...
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Adonis in a hurry

Adonis in a hurry

This was supposed to be an interview with Theresa Villiers, the little known shadow transport spokeswoman but she proved to ...
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The state put railways on the map

The state put railways on the map

Review by Andrew Adonis Published: October 4 2009 21:17 | Last updated: October 4 2009 21:17 Blood, Iron & Gold: ...
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Anti-Manchester congestion charge campaign seems crazy

Anti-Manchester congestion charge campaign seems crazy

The struggles in Manchester over the congestion charge plan highlight the difficulties faced by politicians when trying to convince people ...
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Time to get back on track

Time to get back on track

The real cost of the destruction of British Rail, initiated by John Major's government 15 years ago, is finally emerging ...
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There are too many people predicting doom and gloom

There are too many people predicting doom and gloom

If there were ever a poisoned chalice in government, it must be the portfolio as minister in charge of the ...
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Rail is more popular than ever. Time to reset the signals

Rail is more popular than ever. Time to reset the signals

The railways are booming. More people are using them than at any time in their history and the huge growth, ...
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Congestion charge needs courage

Congestion charge needs courage

The 1.8 million signatures on the recent road pricing petition is the least of the problems facing supporters of the ...
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Rail unions stuck in 20th century

Rail unions stuck in 20th century

The RMT may use email to send out their press releases but that seems to be the only sign that ...
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Helena Wojtczak: Railwaywomen, Exploitation, betrayal and triumph in the workpace

Helena Wojtczak: Railwaywomen, Exploitation, betrayal and triumph in the workpace

When Helena Wojtczak mentioned to a fellow railway researcher that she was writing a book about railwaywomen, he said she ...
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Tackling the problems of London's transport system

Tackling the problems of London’s transport system

London is characterised by its transport system probably more than any other city. The famous London Transport logo, the roundel, ...
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British Transport Police fights for its survival

British Transport Police fights for its survival

It seems an anomaly to have a separate police force for transport. Indeed, the British Transport Police’s name is rather ...
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Are we on the right lines?

Are we on the right lines?

There is a paradox about the railways. On the one hand, they are in crisis. Every week, there are stories ...
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Charge opposition routed

Charge opposition routed

The London congestion charge has attracted more opposition than any political measure since the poll tax. Despite its undoubted success ...
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Transport crisis resurfaces

Transport crisis resurfaces

We are in the midst of our annual transport crisis. About every twelve months, the media suddenly discovers that we ...
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Armageddon approaches

Armageddon approaches

Ken Livingstone’s task in selling the congestion charge to the London public makes Herod’s propaganda efforts on culling the first ...
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