February 29, 2004

Oh God, this is the future - Jeremy Clarkson lays into the "meddlocrats" who, in the name of pedestrian safety, will soon have us driving around in BMW Wardrobes, Ford Tallboys and, if things get really bad, Honda Civics ...link
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Will VAT on jet fuel fly?...link
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'I am a serious threat to Sir Richard Branson. I'm going to run him right off the rails' - the man's hired a loco, some carriages and is going into competition with Virgin. Well, there's nothing like a bit of optimism...link
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February 27, 2004

Local businesses may run rural railway lines...link
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February 26, 2004

Internet buses- Scottish commuters switch to Megabus ...link

February 25, 2004

Airline shows fatter passengers the bottom line - Maersk gives passengers a choice which, I must confess, I did not expect....link
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February 24, 2004

Trains run by three fat controllers - we're getting pseudo-integration on Britain's railways...link
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Treasury to shunt rail spending off the books - it's another statistics scandal....link
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Speeding drivers will be frowned at- by new style, non-charging speed cameras...link
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February 23, 2004

Sloping platforms? - Yes. In Barcelona according to Zbornak. Hat doff to Annie...link
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How late was my train? - Toby Bryans keeps a log. And there's a button ...link
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Tim Ireland gets chucked off a train - readers must decide for themselves whether he got chucked off as a consequence of a) the mendacity of South West Trains or b) because he was acting like a complete tit...link
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Hi can sometimes be the hardest word... - Alice Bachini experiences the joys of Customer Relations British-style...link
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Subsidies for rail help well-off and hurt poor, says report - from the RAC Foundation...link
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February 22, 2004

Quiet Station -If you find Waterloo to be a little on the busy side, perhaps you should use Golf Street ...link
Special report: Soaring cost of touching down - excellent overview of the landing slots business...link
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Ken's moving in the right direction - the Telegraph reviews the Congestion Charge a year on...link
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February 21, 2004

"We're firm believers that traffic is able to set its own speed and do it very well," - a transportation official argues for fewer speed limits...link
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Rail chiefs head east for clues to perfection - not sure about this one either. Oh, and there's a graphic...link
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Go-Ahead lifted by congestion charge effect - hmm, not quite sure about this one...link
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Brakes failed on death trailer...link
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February 20, 2004

Driver nabbed while watching porn movie - "…in the state of New York it's illegal to drive while watching porn." Whoever would have thought that?...link
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Warning on dumped cars - there'll be 500,000 dumped a year they reckon...link
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Rail crash firm adopts a new name - cowards...link
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February 19, 2004

Network Rail and the Potters Bar victims - John Armitt sets the record straight...link
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Heathrow drivers may pay over the odds to go underground - a story involving road, rail and air AND the European Union and pollution...link
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Intercity bus service to offer 'no frills' trips for 1 - it's Megabus again...link
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Germans feel shame as computerised road-toll system flops...link
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Backlog gets bigger but the charge is here to stay - drivers aren't paying their fines...link
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London car charge cuts delays 'by 30pc' - so says Ken...link
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February 16, 2004

The Channel Tunnel won't go bust - because it can't go bust. Neil Collins explains...link
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London congestion charge 'not working' - say some...link
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Runaway trolley kills four railway workers...link
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Working on the railroad - Photon Courier on how the upturn in the US economy has left Union Pacific crying out for people...link
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How Engineers Got Lazier - Highway on how it's getting easier to do infrastructure...link
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February 15, 2004

Road pricing and global power politics - Christopher Booker has the lowdown on GPS, Gallileo and the Third World War...link
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February 14, 2004

Parisians thrill to life in the fast lane - it's that walkway again...link
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February 13, 2004

Buses are picking up passengers of a different stripe. A pinstripe - because the Congestion Charge has made journeys more reliable. Not sure about the quote attributed to Margaret Thatcher though. Turns out it's not the Duchess of Westminster either. Who is it, I wonder?...link
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February 11, 2004

Rail review 'may be end of line for SRA' - here's hoping...link
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Knight of long knife leaves blood on tracks - doubts cast on the accuracy of David Hare's play The Permanent Way...link
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February 10, 2004

The "undue enlargement of expectation" - Mark Holland digs out a Guardian (yes, a Guardian) piece from the dawn of nationalisation...link
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Germany’s need for speed is placed in the dock - including background on Germany's speed limits (or lack of them)...link
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Trainline and Qjump couple ticket sales - Britain's online rail ticket retailers are joining forces...link
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Cross-party moves for 80mph M-ways - but really low limits elsewhere...link
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February 09, 2004

Italians reclaim cities during traffic ban - the ban is intended to reduce pollution. I wonder if Milan was included....link
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February 08, 2004

Eurotunnel in talks to head off cash crisis - again (see TB posts passim)...link
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High-speed lines ‘vital to railways’ - so says government advisor, David Begg. The man I took to task in TB's very first post would appear to be showing very few signs of improvement...link
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Congestion charge cuts traffic by third- which means Ken doesn't have any money. How my heart bleeds while my wallet weeps...link
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Swift, smart Ryanair is everything the EU isn'tKevin Myers profiles Michael O'Leary...link
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Gitten's (sic) great freight gamble - interview with the founder of the Central Railway...link
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Air France keeps competition out of the skies - but Christopher Booker somehow manages to turn this into an attack on the EU...link
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Is this the work of a Motorists' Resistance Army? - more speed camera attacks...link
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February 07, 2004

Vandals show off destruction on the internet - destruction of speed cameras that is....link
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RMT to be first union expelled in Labour's history...link
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February 06, 2004

Gabriel Syme finds an interesting Japanese railway sign - only one problem: it's a fake...link
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February 05, 2004

The railers' scams - TollRoadsNews on the best way to get your tram network built: lie...link
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Latest JRTR out - that's the Japan Railway and Transport Review. This month: fares...link
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The train time? You're better off asking India, rail inquiries chief says - train enquiry jobs go to India...link
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Treasury fears hold up Crossrail - it's off (again)...link
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Ryanair v wheelchair - Times Debate...link
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Make European airports private - says Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute...link
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February 04, 2004

"Here she comes, get yer grundies off" - You travel a continent by train and all that's there to greet you is some bloke's arse. David Carr marvels at good old-fashioned Australian hospitality...link
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New trains plagued by 'blunders' - says the National Audit Office...link
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We gte owners deserve our cheap flights...link
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Another example of cut-price thinking- "There is no situation so dire that political interference cannot make worse." Telegraph opinion...link
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Ryanair attacks 'numbnuts' ruling - not sure how the Senora's going to take that...link
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Not a crash, but a spot of turbulence for no-frills flying - so not all that bad then...link
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Fares will rise by 33pc says Ryanair - They've lost their subsidies...link
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February 03, 2004

Regulation by Litigation: Diesel Engine Emission Control by Bruce Yandle and Andrew P. Morriss- from the Independent Institute...link
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Airports' profits rise as passengers increase - gosh...link
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Support grows for Ryanair's airport subsidies - they have friends in low places...link
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Extra 2% rate on firms to help fund Crossrail - uh oh...link
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Go, Ryanair, you scumbags - Natalie Solent suspends her war on Ryanair just long enough to give them some words of encouragement...link
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February 02, 2004

Metro Light Rail Deathwatch still on - but it was a damn close run thing. Don't know what I am talking about? See here...link
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Ryanair warns of soaring fares - positive externalities take to the skies...link
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February 01, 2004

Misfortune is not licence for taking by force - Perry de Havilland considers the case of the wheelchair-bound RyanAir passenger ...link
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Montague gives green light to Crossrail - but we've been told this before...link
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O'Leary has his wings clipped - Ryanair issues a profits warning...link
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