The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.
Posts Tagged: Railways
The place to put these proposals to the test is at a general election, not in a Parliament apparently determined to do little other than delay Brexit.
The era of government-run railway infrastructure has been, for the most part, one of decline and a clear lack of ambition.
Building the northern sections first could provide a springboard for further projects and combat the idea that the former Mayor of London is too capital-focused.
Iain Dale: Were the Prime Minister to pull the plug on HS2, would he call time on Heathrow expansion too?
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Johnson’s bandwagon rolls on, Davidson declares for the Home Secretary – and Gove deploys weapons of mass distraction
Also: don’t cut members out of the contest. And the right exam question for candidates is: who can best win a general election?
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
John O’Connell: There are so many better ways of spending £50 billion than on HS2. Here are some of them.
The alternatives we publish today range from airfields to supertrams, roads to rail, bicycles to bridges.
John Penrose: Why railways should be more like airlines – and how passengers would gain if they were
The Rail Delivery Group has just suggested a more modern system of tickets and fares. But such change should be only the start.
Sponsored Post: Rail Delivery Group: Big change is needed on our railways, and we have a plan to deliver it
We propose a new approach, designed around the needs of passengers and communities and the businesses who depend on rail freight to trade.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, we’re on the verge of reopening railways that have been closed since Beeching
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Plea to the Government – please reveal your proposals to enhance the UK’s railways
A lack of information about upcoming work, reduces rail businesses’ investment, jobs, and skills development, and threatens the ability of smaller rail firms to survive.
Pay as you go is an efficient and cost-effective method that has made travel easier for a vast number of rail users already.