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Plan for rail improvement

Plan for rail improvement

THE railways are booming, with record numbers travelling by train. Amazingly, even through the double dip recession, there’s only been ...
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Virgin lives to fight another day

Virgin lives to fight another day

When FirstGroup was announced as the winner of the West Coast franchise in mid August, this looked like the end ...
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Virgin row with FirstGroup highlights franchise process inadequacies

Virgin row with FirstGroup highlights franchise process inadequacies

THE wails from Sir Richard Branson over his company’s loss of the West Coast franchise have highlighted the fickle nature ...
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High speed rethink is good politics but still a fantasy

High speed rethink is good politics but still a fantasy

THE coalition Government is learning that being in power is a very different matter to opposition. Plans have to be ...
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Railways as the weapons of war

Railways as the weapons of war

RAILWAYS are probably the best loved invention of the modern age. Even in these days of anodyne electric and diesel ...
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Scrapping new trains may not be bad news

Scrapping new trains may not be bad news

    These are strange times on the railways. On the one hand, there is plenty of investment, with promise ...
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Tunnel has not fulfilled its promise

Tunnel has not fulfilled its promise

It is 15 years since I shared a train with John Major and various other dignitaries that took us under ...
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Passengers pay price in great railways fiasco

Passengers pay price in great railways fiasco

RAIL fares are up again. Amid the chaos of last week, it almost went unreported that most passengers faced the ...
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Higher fares and crowded trains...the dismal future

Higher fares and crowded trains…the dismal future

THE East Coast Main Line, the principal rail route linking Yorkshire to the rest of the country, is becoming full ...
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Are we ready to move out of the slow lane

Are we ready to move out of the slow lane

We love to moan about the awfulness of our transport system. The roads are full, the trains are late, and ...
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We all pay the price as GNER goes off rails

We all pay the price as GNER goes off rails

THE decline of GNER, one of Britain's best rail companies, into near bankruptcy is an indictment of the way that ...
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