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Will Lord Adonis's plans put a stop to this?

People must choose rail journeys over short-haul flights, says transport secretary Andrew Adonis in an article on the front page of today’s Guardian. To this end, the government aims to switch 46m domestic air passengers a year to a new north-south rail line—plans Adonis originally outlined an article in Prospect in January, (now free to read to non-subscribers).

As all commuters know, overcrowding on Britain’s trains is a big problem. But 1,300…

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