It might sound like it sprung from the minds of the same Public Relations execs who brought us ‘National Sausage Week’ or ‘Sunglasses Day’, but International Level Crossing Day (May 7) shines a light on a genuine safety issue that affects every corner of the world. Around 6,000 fatalities are recorded at level crossings each ... Read more.
Author: Andrew Foulkes
In the end, it was the delays that did for Heathrow’s third runway. Could HS2 meet a similar fate? It says much about the glacial pace of Britain’s planning system that the favourable outcome of last month’s Judicial Review into plans for a new high speed route (a.k.a. HS2) were greeted by the UK ... Read more.
After almost fifty years following a ‘make and do’ approach, the UK government last month asked a panel of experts – the Davies Commission – to finally decide what’s to be done about the perennial problem of airport capacity in the UK, and London in particular. At the heart of the issue is Heathrow airport. For ... Read more.
Host city relies on sensible planning rather than Grand Projet’s to absorb extra pressure on its network… Transport was always the worry during London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics. Even after the Games were won there would be a collective holding of breath that the network would be on its best behaviour whenever the ... Read more.
The announcement that the UK government has given the ‘go-ahead’ for a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham was received exactly as you might have expected: huge support from business groups and civic leaders at either end of the route; feelings of betrayal in communities located inbetween; and indifference almost everywhere else. The ... Read more.