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The contradictions of railway policy are all too obvious

The contradictions of railway policy are all too obvious

It is difficult to know whether to laugh or cry. At the same time as we are getting news about ...
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High costs are damaging the potential for rail recovery

High costs are damaging the potential for rail recovery

One of the worst outcomes of the privatisation of the railways a quarter of a century ago is the failure ...
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Working together, a concept lost in the private free for all

Working together, a concept lost in the private free for all

Over the past few weeks, I have spent a lot of time talking to former British Rail staff for my ...
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Who is going to save the railways?

Who is going to save the railways?

An emergency situation requires an emergency response. So far we have seen little sign of it. Passengers numbers remain at ...
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Crossrail delay is a shame but will be forgotten

Crossrail delay is a shame but will be forgotten

It is a shame that Crossrail did not make its deadline of December 9th, but quite frankly, it was never ...
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Franchising in the doldrums

Franchising in the doldrums

The future of franchising is in doubt following the departure of National Express, which once ran nine contracts, from the ...
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