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The real reason behind opposition to Low Traffic Neighborhoods

The real reason behind opposition to Low Traffic Neighborhoods

By Pearl Ahrens and Christian Wolmar Last month, 322 people, from London and across the world, wrote in to the ...
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The electric car conundrum

The electric car conundrum

Electric cars are not a new invention. When I was growing up in west London in the 1960s, Harrods delivered ...
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Technology is not the only transport future

Technology is not the only transport future

Transport and technology have long had a symbiotic relationship. Consider, for example, how the development of new types of steel ...
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The dangerous myth of the driverless future

The dangerous myth of the driverless future

On 7th May 2016, Joshua Brown left a family trip to Disney World, Florida. He was heading back to his ...
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Prospect blog: It was Brexit wot won Richmond Park

Prospect blog: It was Brexit wot won Richmond Park

My campaign did not get off to the best of starts. An eagle-eyed reporter—well, a Google-literate one—on the Telegraph spotted ...
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Debate with Richard Wellings on rail nationalisation

Debate with Richard Wellings on rail nationalisation

Christian Wolmar Since 1994, when John Major began splitting up British Rail, the state-owned enterprise, into dozens of companies, Britain’s ...
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What would have happened if BR had stayed in the public sector?

What would have happened if BR had stayed in the public sector?

It was no surprise British Rail was the last of the big privatisations of the Tory governments of 1979 to ...
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Fire and Steam Review by Andrew Adonis

Fire and Steam Review by Andrew Adonis

A new age of the train The story of Britain's railways is one of chaotic genius in the Victorian era ...
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