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Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Jonn Elledge looks at the story behind Andy Burnham's pointed comments about the exorbitant costs of rail fares in Britain.

Rail Technology Venue Saxony: A Branch Hotbed of Innovation in Germany

Rail Technology Venue Saxony: A Branch Hotbed of Innovation in Ge...

The global players Alstom, Stadler, Goldschmidt Thermit, and Kirow Ardelt characterise the rail technology venue in Saxony.

Some Places Crossrail Won’t Go

Some Places Crossrail Won’t Go

In this month's column, Jonn Elledge ponders the many places Crossrail could have gone, with decreasing plausibility.

No Train, No Gain?

No Train, No Gain?

Jonn Elledge muses whether train operating companies currently have a perverse incentive to avoid running more services.

What’s So Great about Stratford?

What’s So Great about Stratford?

In his January column, Jonn Elledge muses about how former non-entity Stratford (London) became Britain's busiest station in 2020/21.

The Problem with Our Railways Isn’t Boris, It’s Scrooge

The Problem with Our Railways Isn’t Boris, It’s Scroo...

Jonn Elledge gets into the Christmas spirit and does some finger-pointing as to who is really to blame for the state of Britain's railways.

The Integrated Rail Plan: A Disaster for Rail, Passengers and the Environment

The Integrated Rail Plan: A Disaster for Rail, Passengers and the...

The Integrated Rail Plan published today, 18 November 2021, announces a huge slash in new railway lines being built in England.

COP26: Doing the Wrong Thing Better

COP26: Doing the Wrong Thing Better

Jonn Elledge laments COP26's focus on electric vehicles to the exclusion of all other modes of transport, including the cleanest of them all.

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