Emirates Air Line had just four Oyster card holders using it more than five times during one week in October

Letter: Ad nauseam

Sir: I agree that it was Caesar who aderat forte (or Granada of course), while Brutus adsum iam. Brutus was then sic in omnibus but, in my school, Caesar was sic in tram.

Serbs spare their dead the 'disgrace' of Muslim rule

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BOOK REVIEW / Memory, and other luxury goods

THE FIRST MAN by Albert Camus trs David Hapgood Hamish Hamilton pounds 14.99

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Aerial joy is lost in a toy

Barcelona's cable-car is a practical pleasure. In London, it would be a gimmick, writes Jonathan Glancey

Stiff test for New Labour in northern heartland

Jonathan Foster reports from Sheffield, where the Lib Dems scent blood but could stay hungry

Pointless lies that reveal so much

The Tories know they've been wrong on transport but cannot bear to admit it, argues Nick Cohen

Letter: Braking: let's stay on the right track

From Mr Patrick Chadwick

Court says black humour is nothing new

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An uncomfortable wait for the tram

Jonathan Foster finds Sheffield residents angry at the disruption caused by building work for a new transport network

Guards put Sarajevo's trams back on track

A French armoured vehicle travels beside a Sarajevo tram yesterday after machine-gun fire wounded nine passengers last Tuesday. Fifteen people have been killed and more than 70 wounded in 53 attacks on the trams since they resumed service in March.

County plans pounds 400m trams

A pounds 400m transport plan intended to beat the traffic jams that are bedevilling Hampshire's southern motorways is being championed by its county council.

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