Are the railways now a metaphor for our incompetent government? Billions have been spent on HS2, promised as the zero carbon, high speed, rail network of the future. Now it won’t even reach central London and the link to Manchester and beyond may never be built. This year has seen industrial disputes, cancellations, and tooContinue reading Thomas the Tank
I was deeply disappointed at the news that the reopening of the Camp Hill Line has been delayed. This route should shorten journey times into the city centre for many of my constituents. The delay is another example of Andy Street’s failure to improve the West Midlands’ transport network. Andy Street is more focused onContinue reading My Statement on the Camp Hill Line
I started this week on a positive note by attending the launch of the Midland Hub at Birmingham Council House. It’s a plan to improve rail services across the region with more routes and increased frequency. Not entirely a new idea, I remember a version in the mid-90s when a young Councillor McCabe chaired Birmingham’s TransportContinue reading All Aboard the Midland Hub Express
I’ve received lots of comments about Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), the experimental traffic schemes which Birmingham, like other councils, are trying. They designate areas, often one or two streets, as no car zones. They have enthusiastic supporters and immediate beneficiaries are often keen. Less happy are those who have diverted traffic forced onto their roads.Continue reading Can’t afford to be anti-car
Steve has written to Managing Director of National Express UK Bus, Mr Paul Thomas, calling for plans to scrap the 27 bus route to be abandoned.