Category Archives: Opinion

HS2: who’s the daddy?

Discussion recently about the rights and wrongs of HS2 has turned to where exactly the political and promotional energy came from that put this scheme on the national agenda, writes Landor publisher and editor-in-chief, Peter Stonham. Continue reading HS2: who’s the daddy?

No mandate to privatise

The government knows that full-blooded privatisation of Network Rail would be politically unacceptable. That option was considered but rejected by the Shaw Report but it now looks like partial privatisation is being ushered through the back door. Continue reading No mandate to privatise

Thinking big, Swiss style

When it comes to mega-construction projects they don’t come any bigger than the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Superlatives run out in describing the longest, deepest and one of the costliest rail tunnels ever built, which opened on June 1st. Continue reading Thinking big, Swiss style