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Rail 1000: a look at a quarter of a century of Rail columns

Rail 1000: a look at a quarter of a century of Rail columns

Unlike some of the contributors to this momentous issue, I was not there at the beginning but I have written ...
Rail 999: The failure of Eurotunnel and Mystic Wolmar tries again

Rail 999: The failure of Eurotunnel and Mystic Wolmar tries again

It is 30 years since I had a chat with John Major in the bowels of a freight Shuttle hurtling ...
Rail 998: Great British Railways is a lost cause

Rail 998: Great British Railways is a lost cause

  It has been clear for a long time that the proposed legislation for the railways which would formally create ...
Rail 997: Deutsche Bahn is still great despite failings

Rail 997: Deutsche Bahn is still great despite failings

Needing to go to Munich to record a TV interview, I decided to go by train, Munich, at the southern ...
Rail 995: Lots of factories but no orders

Rail 995: Lots of factories but no orders

A new train production plant is to be opened by Siemens in Goole, east Yorkshire, next May, to produce, initially, ...
Rail 994: Tories step over the line

Rail 994: Tories step over the line

Regular readers will know that I am a Labour supporter but my political allegiance has nothing to do with the ...
Rail 992: Oh so you want to buy a ticket? Not here guv

Rail 992: Oh so you want to buy a ticket? Not here guv

‘How on earth did we get here? I wake up at night wondering what they were thinking’ – that was ...
Rail 991: HS2 engineering marvel but....

Rail 991: HS2 engineering marvel but….

Gosh I wish I could love HS2. Life would be easier and I would not suffer the opprobrium I get ...
Rail 990: Leaderless and rudderless, hapless Harper and his Merriman

Rail 990: Leaderless and rudderless, hapless Harper and his Merriman

August is always a good excuse for inaction but this dying Tory administration has taken it to extremes. The railways ...
Rail 989: The railways in limbo and TFL needs to step up

Rail 989: The railways in limbo and TFL needs to step up

The suspension of politics for the summer has left the railways in limbo. We have a zombie government eeking out ...
Rail 988: ticket office madness

Rail 988: ticket office madness

There is foolishness, insanity and utter and complete madness. It is difficult to characterise the announcement on the closure of ...
Rail 987: Wins and losses on the Great Western

Rail 987: Wins and losses on the Great Western

There is nothing like a cab ride to learn about the state of the railway and there are few companions ...
Rail 986: The unsung railway heroes of WW2

Rail 986: The unsung railway heroes of WW2

Time for a summer diversion away from the hubbub of rail chaos and government indecision, to which I will doubtless ...
Rail 985: Crisis, what crisis?

Rail 985: Crisis, what crisis?

When the new ministerial team at the Department for Transport took over after the brief interlude of the Truss premiership, ...
Rail 984: Reluctant renationalisation

Rail 984: Reluctant renationalisation

Well here’s an apparent paradox. The Conservative Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper has decided to effectively renationalise TransPennineExpress ...
Rail 983: Great British Railways pulled out of the hat?

Rail 983: Great British Railways pulled out of the hat?

There’s a bit of magic about Great British Railways. First it appeared out of the hat as a typical bit ...
Rail 982: Should HS2 be saved or scrapped?

Rail 982: Should HS2 be saved or scrapped?

I do not want to get into a ding dong over HS2 with my esteemed editor Nigel Harris and other ...
Rail 981: The missing transport policy

Rail 981: The missing transport policy

There was, once upon a time, the concept of a transport policy. Actually, as I wrote in my short book, ...
Rail 980: HS2 on the brink

Rail 980: HS2 on the brink

Euston is currently a disaster zone – in every sense. I admit this is a subjective view as I live ...
Rail 979: Could a Cyber attack stop Britain's railways?

Rail 979: Could a Cyber attack stop Britain’s railways?

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. That’s an old adage of some tabloid newspapers ...
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