Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.
No other country has fully adopted the UK model of railway privatisation. And for good reason.
Public support for nationalisation is through the roof. Actually the system is only barely private.
The British government may reverse a 50-year-old railway policy.
Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
The U.S. owes much of its prosperity to investment in public goods like highways, parks and schools. Trump's budget poses a threat to these goods, which have already been on the decline.
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
The Australian government should look to the private sector to fund, develop and run more urban rail projects.
Many of Britain's railway employees, customers and bosses are unhappy at the state of the nation's services.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.