Transport

The Tories take the train to war

28 February 2011 18:32

Philip Hammond should be wary of the ladies of Cranford. The advent of the railways was met with considerable disquiet…

Making the case for high-speed rail

24 February 2011 13:55

Today’s letter in the FT from 69 business leaders in support of high-speed rail is a great example of how…

Council gorillas get on the buses

3 February 2011 11:10

The cold war in Britain’s localities is warming up. Buried in the Telegraph and the Financial Times is the news…

Tax cuts: a Swedish recession remedy

29 November 2010 20:17

I travelled in from frozen Stockholm this morning. My colleague Mary Wakefield set out from County Durham. No prizes for…

The unofficial parliamentary sketch writer of the year award

30 October 2010 12:58

For the second year running, my politics class at City University has voted for Ann Treneman as the best parliamentary…

Generous settlements mean gigantic cuts elsewhere

19 October 2010 18:13

I hear that the Department of Transport’s settlement is another one that is not as bad as expected. The capital…

Osborne gets behind infrastructure

17 October 2010 15:26

One of the most significant things we have seen today is George Osborne’s announcement that Crossrail, Mersey Gateway, the big…

A Boris success story?

30 July 2010 14:33

As strange as it sounds, the launch of Boris’s cycle hire scheme is a significant moment for the Mayor of…

Cable begs for protection

24 June 2010 12:06

Vince Cable is announcing to Metro that “We do not want to make such deep cuts to transport, energy, science…

Hammond: Crossrail will stay

13 May 2010 17:34

Philip Hammond was quietly brilliant as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and it would have been a travesty if…

Osborne backs Crossrail

4 May 2010 13:50

George Osborne sounds a more confident note than most of his Tory bandmates in interview with the Standard today.  On…

The High Court saves Labour’s bacon, for the moment

1 April 2010 16:56

Commuters won’t be alone in celebrating tonight. The High Court’s award of an injunction against the RMT’s planned Strike Action…

Exclusive: how Byers’ lobbying emails dump him and Adonis in it

26 March 2010 15:41

Stephen Byers is in a bind. Desperate to salvage some credibility following the Channel 4 Dispatches sting in which he…

A week to forget for Andrew Adonis

26 March 2010 11:31

The weekend cannot come quick enough for Andrew Adonis. What an awful week. The BA strike wrecked travel; the absurd…

If you see an MP wandering around with a stopwatch, this is why…

28 October 2009 9:13

So the details of Sir Christopher Kelly’s review into expenses are starting to leak ahead of their formal publication next…

What can the Tories learn from Boris’s fare dilemma?

15 October 2009 12:59

Oh dear.  Boris has just had to announce a bunch of inflation-busting fare increases for public transport in London.  From…