GBR – WISP Consultation. My response…Jan 2022

The nascent Great British Railways and their transition team are/will be responsible for the new "Whole Industry Strategic Plan". They are are currently consulting on that and have a call for evidence open until Feb 2022. I submitted my response to that "call for evidence" which is as set out below... Context I was going … Continue reading GBR – WISP Consultation. My response…Jan 2022

South Wales Metro & Devolution

This is the full version of the article that appeared in the December 2021 edition of Rail Technology Magazine. As many will know, I have been involved in the South Wales Metro project in various roles  since my first report on the subject, “A Metro for Wales Capital Region – Connecting Cardiff, Newport and the … Continue reading South Wales Metro & Devolution

Severnside – My 2012 Blog

I just found an old blog (see below), that was originally published by the IWA in 2012 on the subject of "Severnside", which I thought I should share unedited! Interesting to see how much, and how little, has changed since 2012. Especially the Climate Emergency, Brexit, the cancellation of GWML electrification to Swansea, a recognition … Continue reading Severnside – My 2012 Blog

What sort of Britain do we want?

In February 2020, I published a blog “What sort of Wales do we want?” followed up by “The environment, Tax and Wales” earlier in 2021.  Collectively they explored, in very broad terms, the case for an “independent” Wales, including some of the economic  challenges and the radical  fiscal  changes  required by all countries to address … Continue reading What sort of Britain do we want?