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The argument for the costly project is that the West Coast main line is full; when it was built, it too was extremely unpopular

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Eurostar today said publicity from last summer’s Olympics saw a surge of passengers from the US, Australia and Brazil occupy its seats this year.

Eurotunnel charges a reservation fee that equates to around £14.15 (€16.60) per passenger

Eurotunnel must reduce excessive Channel Tunnel charges within two months, says European Commission

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Decline of the sleeper

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Mid-March misery: Drivers stranded overnight and planes and trains cancelled as blizzards and freezing temperatures hit UK

British emergency services continue to rescue motorists as travel woe spreads to northern Europe with the closure of Frankfurt airport and suspension of all Eurostar services

Editorial: High-speed rail is not the best way to spend £32bn

It is easy to see the political appeal of super-fast rail. The prospect of passengers whisked from London to Birmingham in less than an hour, and on to Manchester in only slightly more, fits perfectly with the rhetoric of an ultra-modern, business-friendly Britain giving hi-tech rivals from France to Japan a run for their money. High Speed 2, linking London and the North, is also an ideal grand projet for a Government wrestling with a languishing economy. The scheme will create jobs, heal the North-South divide, and make the UK vastly more competitive, according to the Chancellor, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister respectively.

Mark Leftly: No point reversing to the 1990s on rail franchising if the model is so flawed

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