Rail travel in England

The UK’s Daily Mail has this story about the bad conditions for (even) passengers on long-distance trips. Italy has frequent stories about the poor conditions for commuters on shorter trips (see this story from La Repubblica on 10. December 2012). It seems like both countries have an existing rail system that don’t work, and yet both countries plan to spend billions on new high-speed rail links – for which, in Italy’s case at least, the justification is disputed.


About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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