The promise of better transport spring eternal but never seems to manifest.

I had imagined that autonomous vehicles would be the norm by 2020. But, like Crossrail, they remain an enigmatic unicorn.

Sorting out transport in the U.K. really isn’t complex.

First of all, we need a two person pod, which can be expanded by adding additional pods. These would undertake short range journeys and be available on demand. For longer distance journeys they could be loaded onto rail carriages.

Moir rail network needs to be able to support trains that can travel at the very least at 500mph, perhaps using maglev technology.

Urban areas should be tunnelled. Britain pioneered the underground and it remains suitable particularly to bridge river estuaries.

Tubular tunnels should also be used.

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