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The Department for Transport is 100 years old this year. In 1919 both Lloyd George and Winston Churchill wanted to nationalise the railways but were thwarted by the motoring lobby who worried rail would dominate. A century on, debates between roads and rails endure while diesel versus electric is the new paradigm.

'Nothing short of vandalism' - Brummies fury over Moor Street Station plans for HS2

Plans to revamp Moor Street to get it ready for HS2 have been met with opposition from BirminghamLive readers

Skates warns of no deal rail impact for Wales

Welsh transport minister, Ken Skates, has written to Chris Grayling for a guarantee that a no-deal Brexit would not disrupt South Wales Metro plans or the planned transfer of rail assets to the Welsh Assembly.

North must be at the front of transport investment queue - Burnham

The North needs to come to the front of the queue for transport investment, according to Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, who believes HS2 would be the catalyst for making that happen over the coming decades.

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  • 26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery Group managing director of customer experience, Jacqueline Starr, reveals how the proposition came into fruition and how other industries utilise their...
  • Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier this year. Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s managing director for Caledonian Sleeper, tells more about the project. Since taking over the Caledonian...
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  • Skates warns of no deal rail impact for WalesWelsh transport minister, Ken Skates, has written to Chris Grayling for a guarantee that a no-deal Brexit would not disrupt South Wales Metro plans or the planned transfer of rail assets to the Welsh Assembly.

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