Australian governments should support the private sector to develop urban rail projects, based on examples from the US.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
If only commuting was so simple.
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Many of Britain's railway employees, customers and bosses are unhappy at the state of the nation's services.
No fat controller required.
Brexiters on the Left fear that a UK vote to Remain would permanently put the railways in private hands. Here's our Fact Check verdict.
Could this become a regular occurance?
Cities' metros and subways are threatened by rising flood risks but innovative engineering could protect them.
Suicide on the railways costs lives – and prevention is about much more than erecting more fencing.
The public are increasingly keen to trespass on corporate land.
The UK spent much of the late 20th century voting to sell off public services – but now support is growing for a renationalisation programme.
Integrating the UK's expensive and fragmented rail network under public ownership could save hundreds of millions and also provide a better service.
Liberated prisoners distributing rice rations to campmates. Pakanbaroe, Sumatra, 1945. AWM 019382.
Courtesy of Australian War Memorial.
One ceremony on V J Day announced that the Sumatra railway had been completed, the construction of which had cost more than 80,000 lived and that 70 years later is still a little known story.
There are cutting edge technologies on the cards, but can anything displace railways?
Putting improvements to the northern lines on hold could pull the rug from under Osborne's plans for northern cities.
Steam power. Do railway unions have a unique advantage in pay deals?
The RMT's successful negotiation will be envied, but the union has advantages few of its peers can rival as bargaining power is slowly diluted.
New African economic history is challenging earlier wisdom by showing, for example, that railways have had profound effects, both positive and negative on African societies.
African economic history has had a renaissance and its most valuable contribution has been to show that Africans have not always been poor, nor are current poverty levels an inevitable destiny.
Stopped in its tracks.
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The bank holiday strikes may cause transport chaos, but they'll pack a big punch for industry workers.
Plaid Cymru want to expand the Welsh government’s Bwcabus service.
credit: John Bristow
Regulators, rebates and retaining bus services - Plaid's transport policy offers a lot, but little explanation on how to fund it.
Then treasurer and now New South Wales Premier Mike Baird (centre) at Newcastle’s Wickham train station in 2013.
If you're looking for key battles to watch in the New South Wales election, which could help decide who forms the next state government, then you need to know the story of the Newcastle railway line.
Soon to be rebranded.
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To the surprise of many speculative investors in the share market who had tipped Eurostar, Inter City Railways, a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin, won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline…
Same service, higher prices.
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The announcement that rail fares will increase by up to 5.5% is yet another indictment of the failure of the country’s privatised railway industry. Railway privatisation was sold to the public on the basis…
The evolution of particle breakdown in railway ballast – the crushed rock under railway tracks to absorb the weight of trains…
Faster than a plane?
Trains that use magnets to levitate above the tracks might sound like something from Back to the Future, but the concept of magnetic levitation has been around for many years. Maglev trains, which use…
Manchester, could be part of a new megacity in the north.
The UK’s economy is highly unbalanced; we have the worst regional disparities in the developed world and London’s property prices are also the world’s most expensive – second only to Monaco. Rebalancing…