Category: Railways

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Why All the Stations was/is special

Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe, sickened by 2016, resolved to do something, anything. The thing they resolved to do was visit all of the UK’s  stations over the spring and summer of 2017, and...

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens. 5

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens.

UKIP are the face of exclusion. Because most people feel excluded from mainstream politics, fewer people participate in such limited democratic processes as remain. UKIP, appealing as they do to people who are frightened...

Constitutionally odd 5

Constitutionally odd

Last night, Friday night, my wife and I came back to Radnorshire from Brussels, via the Eurostar. I’d never been to Brussels before, and I guess I wasn’t quite prepared for how odd a...

Adonis by name… 3

Adonis by name…

I thought it was the Real Tories who were the toffs, but actually it’s the New Party who trot out their unelected peers for the benefit of the press. We’ve already seen a lot...

Newhaven Marine 6

Newhaven Marine

The fabulous Jolyon Jenkins, the producer at Radio Four who is doing the show about ghost trains, sent me this excerpt from Hansard today… 3 Feb 2009 : Column 1135W Newhaven Marine Railway Station...

Ghost trains? 15

Ghost trains?

I was wondering if any readers had any info on ghost trains? By which I mean ‘Parly trains’; those services which companies are forced to run because it’s cheaper to run them than to...