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Think big and convert underused railways into roads

Paul Withrington Director, Transport-Watch Northampton NN2
05 January 2018
 

Lord Adonis, the man who, when Secretary of State for transport, toured community rail lines with his nose in the air, enjoying near empty carriages and complaining that at 8pm the cafe at Southampton was shut so that he could not buy a coffee, now proposes a switch of freight from rail to road to allow more passenger services (LTT 08 Dec 17).

Has the good Lord not realised that the rights of way sterilised by rail in the name of nostalgia are, in highway terms scarcely used? For example,...

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