March 31, 2004

Railway delays to be measured in seconds - I am pretty sure that JR Central does not measure delays to the second. Why am I so sure? Because I asked them when I was over there. If a train is 59 secs late it is on time. If it is 60 secs late then it is a minute late. If it is 61 secs late then that is also a minute late. However, JR Central, do publish average lateness in terms of seconds. Which is not the same thing...link
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Network's 17bn fix for late trains - over three years. One billion passenger journeys a year. Goodness, that's over 5 per trip...link
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March 30, 2004

'Little prospect' of improved railway - says the Rail Passengers Council...link
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March 29, 2004

Greetings from the Virgin Atlantic first class lounge! - LTR's Randolf makes me feel very small indeed. And I paid for that upgrade!...link
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Road cash goes on compensation claims - compensation due to potholes etc that is...link
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New drink tests for aircrews tomorrow...link
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5,000mph flight that shrinks the world...link
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March 28, 2004

Pendolino: Worse than Voyager - Tim Hall doesn't like Beardie's new trains...link
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Let us run the trains as well, says Network Rail - fragmentation is dead and everyone knows it...link
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Burning buses built for 'safety' - this is priceless. The self-combusting bendy buses are being foisted on London by the EU and all in the name of safety....link
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Booming car stereos aren't just infuriating - they're dangerous - now there's one ban we can all support...link
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March 27, 2004

AirlineMeals.net - "Browse thousands of in-flight meals". Will Brian need a second invitation? I don't think so...link
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March 25, 2004

Anger over parking 'sting' - they sit in wait these wardens...link
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'Meldrew' used paint stripper on parked vehicles...link
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300m contract for firm in rail crash inquiry - Jarvis again...link
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Bendy buses taken out of service after fires...link
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Bomb found on French railway - on the "high-speed" line to Basle apparently...link
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March 24, 2004

Train company to take charge of its own tracks...link
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Rail boss urges Government to couple trains and tracks - but the Telegraph thinks he ought to shut up...link
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March 23, 2004

Annie on Tube ads then and now- some things never change...link
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Scots in 30-year go slow - because the speed limit was wrong...link
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Delay may doom 1bn London rail link - graphic here...link
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Report on the derailment which occurred on 11th February 1961 between Rugby(Central) and Lutterworth Stations in the London Midland Region, British Railways - my isn't it short. My, look how quickly they managed to produce it. Truly, the past is a foreign country. Found here. Warning - 4MB...link
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March 22, 2004

Motorists' champion rips out humps and bus lanes...link
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Hop on, Conductor Ken is taking us all for a ride...link
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March 19, 2004

Bombings force Tube to put mobile phones on hold- feck...link
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Jarvis prosecution unlikely over Potters Bar train crash...link
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Flying Scotsman may be lost to America - is there anyone out there who can confirm that it didn't hit 126mph in 1938 or any other year for that matter?...link
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Drunk driver jailed over deaths of nursery nurses - so, had he been sober that would have been just fine?...link
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Urban planner stuck in traffic of own design - The Onion. Via Jay Jardine...link
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"...its the same shitty government roads with a toll added" - Jay Jardine takes issue with some of the finer points of Ontario's toll-road expansion...link
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March 18, 2004

Acme Thunderer puts the pea in rail punctuality - Midland Mainline have bought their staff some whistles...link
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March 16, 2004

Alert passengers spark Tube scares - well, if we are going to talk about terrorism might as well start now...link
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March 15, 2004

Maglev: Fast, slick, futuristic and frictionless - more on the Maglev...link
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360 mph, no wheels and no driver - the Times on Japan's Maglev...link
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March 13, 2004

Reuniting train and track is best way to keep the railways running - John Redwood in the Times...link

March 12, 2004

Public-run trains more punctual - South Eastern Trains...link
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Passengers ready for a second battle of Waterloo - Eurostar want to close their terminal...link
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Stowaway cat attacks pilot- the perils of flying for Biman Bangladesh Airlines - via Dave Barry ...link
State ownership does not mean state control- Eamonn Butler considers the case of Network Rail...link
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March 11, 2004

Transport law to be amended to require registration of battery-driven bicycles- environmentally friendly bicycles are catching on in the Maldives ...link
Subways of the world on the same scale - wow! via Tom...link
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Cash injection may not be enough - 7bn one day 22bn the next - welcome to the Byzantine world of fragmented and regulated railways...link
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Rail stations head back to public control...link
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Railways recoupled - The Times applauds the proposal for Network Rails to take over stations...link
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'Sick Tube driver was sweating after game' - well of course he was - he was sick. Another worker attacked by the capitalist smear machine...link
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BAA may fight for cross-subsidies...link
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Network Rail's cancelled deal cost us 40m, say contractors...link
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M25 blackspots where stress and blood pressure go into overdrive...link
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March 10, 2004

Winsor puts the squeeze on SRA...link
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The flying motorbike from Oz - only one problem: it went bust. Cute mind...link
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March 09, 2004

Swiss-style private railways for Britain? - Tim Hall on Switzerland's "private" (actually usually local government-owned) railways...link
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School bus shake-up 'will put more cars on the roads' - and all because there wasn't a proper market...link
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Pensioner drove the wrong way on M90 - what is it about Scottish pensioners?...link
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Eurotunnel rebels defy 'threats'...link
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No more let-offs for drivers using mobile phones - unusually for the British authorities this is one law they will enforce...link
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March 08, 2004

Airlines reap the benefit from 'safest year'...link
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Rail costs 'are out of control' - according to Transport 2000...link
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Winsor and SRA on 7bn collision course - though why should be beats me ...link
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March 06, 2004

Left or right? - Tyler Cowen reports that the side of the road that people drive on is a far more recent thing than you might think...link
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How do the low-cost carriers make money? - Tyler Cowen thinks he knows the answer(s). Via Cold Spring Shops...link
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March 05, 2004

Speed cameras secretly sited away from blackspots...link
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Arriva gearing for London bus boom...link
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A day in the life of … - Richard Brown, Chief Executive of Eurostar...link
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'No need to move' a single speed camera - they're just fine. All 5,500 of them. What a relief it is to hear that...link
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March 03, 2004

Rail rethink carries 9bn ticket - while Neil Collins thinks it is simply hysterical...link
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French rail system 'hostage to unions' - 7bn annual subsidy. Makes ours look almost cheap...link
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Coercion vs. Consent - David Friedman and others thrash out the Compulsory Purchase aka Eminent Domain issue (and others) for the benefit of Reason...link
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March 01, 2004

New York worst for commuting - and Peter Gordon reckons this shows that SmartGrowth is a bad thing...link
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Motorists can't kick increasingly expensive habit - aren't we the silly ones?...link
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