Category Rail safety

IAIN MARTIN: SMEARING BRITISH RAIL FOR A TORY BREXIT

For decades there have been concerns that BBC news and current affairs programmes are politically biased. In the 1980s Conservatives accused the BBC of opposing Thatcher, while trade unions accused it of pro-management bias in the 1984–85 miners’ strike and 1986 News International dispute. The BBC contented itself with the blandishment that “if we are […]

THE EAST MIDLANDS NEED ANOTHER MAIN LINE, BUT NOT HS2

On 2 August several square metres of brickwork fell off one side of a road bridge over the Midland Main Line at Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire. Tons of rubble landed on the railway and all trains were stopped. There are no trains between Leicester and Loughborough, and hence no trains from Sheffield, Derby or Nottingham to St Pancras. On 2 […]