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A series of articles featuring analysis and comment on the passenger transport scene by our site editor Chris Cheek.

Chris first joined the public transport industry in 1972 and has been analysing and commenting on the developing industry since he became a consultant in 1987. 

You can see the latest articles immediately below, or gain access to a full listing by subject at the foot of the page. Select the 'Archive' option from the top menu to see a selection of Chris's earlier articles, some dating back to 1991.

 

East Coast numbers - an art, not a science

I have recently been analysing the Virgin Trains East Coast business as part of my work on the 2016/17 financial performance analysis for this web site. This is particularly topical in the light of the recent controversy concerning the InterCity East Coast (ICEC) rail franchise.

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Rail demand springs into reverse as 12m journeys lost

Commuting falls drive national total down again

Demand for passenger rail services in the UK was gone in to reverse, as the impact of terrorism, poorer performance and industrial relations problems drives demand down on the three south of London franchises and the other businesses affected by industrial action.

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