The World According To

But where’s the beef?

Nigel Harris reviews the annual George Bradshaw Address at which Rail Minister Huw Merriman and Labour Shadow Stephen Morgan headed an Election Special. He heard nothing new from either of the political…

Drivers, firemen, and strikes

On February 5, Richard Bowker and I recorded the latest Green Signals  ‘Big Interview’ episode (published on Tuesday February 6) – and our very welcome guest was a familiar railway figure who…

Baron Darling of Roulanish, 1953-2023 – A personal tribute by Nigel Harris

Embed from Getty Images As a journalist, experience teaches you to just accept, without too much personal reaction, news of deaths of folk in the public eye – but every now and…

How do we solve the luggage problem on trains?

I’m not a fan of pointing out problems, without putting up at least some semblance of a suggestion for a possible solution – but I’m afraid the rapidly increasing problem of luggage…

How the railway created the modern world

If you ever visit the USA, visiting railway – or should I say railroad – sites, then prioritise on Promontory Summit, in the state of Utah. I know, I know…..you’re probably thinking:…

Why HS2 Phase 2A to Crewe must be saved

Precisely because HS2 is Europe’s biggest civil engineering project, it was always inevitably going to be its most passionately controversial. Binary arguments on all sides, of every aspect, from alleged woodland destruction…