Alex Meredith

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During today’s bout of engine-revving by Westminster and Cardiff over the possibility of a new relief road in South Wales the main casualty seems to be WG’s sustainability credentials. While arguments rage about whether a toll can or can not be imposed from London, it’s disappointing to see the Welsh Government pushing for a huge new road-building scheme while cutting bus services to rural areas.  It begs the question as to whether… Read More

This week will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Richard Beeching’s infamous report, The Restructuring of British Railways which outlined plans to cut more than 5,000 miles of rail track and more than 2,000 stations. It was a radical solution to the perceived problem of the time – how to provide an efficient and cost-effective railway in a era of ever-growing car use. Yet 50 years later, we see the humble… Read More