Alan Williams

Rail reform – all words and no action?

Our columnist questions the pace of progress a year on from the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

Sleepers re-awake but the UK still dozes

Is Britain missing an opportunity amid the overnight train renaissance?

Trans-Pennine troubles

Our columnist says future plans for routes across the North of England are inadequate

Branch line revolution or one-day wonder?

Our columnist questions the longevity of the Restoring your Railway initiative

North of England rails against disintegrated plan

Integrated Rail Plan lets down the North of England, says our columnist

Alan Williams - November 2021

We are at critical juncture for the railway, suggests our correspondent

Alan Williams - October 2021

Our columnist reflects on developments with the now aborted East Coast main line timetable change

Alan Williams - September 2021

Alan Williams discusses unpopular timetable changes proposed for North East England

Alan Williams - August 2021

Our pundit discusses decarbonisation issues and railway safety

Alan Williams gives his view on the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail presented to Parliament begins...