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Rail Reform: They Think It’s All Over

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps: 22 June, 2021 AS football fans once again headed to Wembley last week for the first major tournament game between England and Scotland in 25 years, I found myself gripped by nostalgia. As the fans travelled down on quick, comfortable and clean trains, which are a far cry from those in […]

The future of rail

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps: 21 May, 2021 Close to Keighley, in the small village of Oakworth, is a rail station that defines this country‚Äôs love affair with the railways. With gas-lit lamps, a framed portrait of Queen Victoria, and polished signs for Brasso and Old Calabar dog food, it is a place near-frozen in time. […]