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Eva Grey

Pay as you grow – unique funding proposed for Northern Line extension

The proposed extension of the Northern Line of the London Underground is one of the major infrastructure projects heralded by the British Government in its recent budget. But will the unique funding scheme, under which a loan underwritten by government will be paid off by local businesses, succeed in the current turbulent economy?

Just the ticket – will free rail fare data benefit passengers?

The UK’s Association for Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has for the first time made its database of rail fares freely available to website and app developers, as part of a push for governmental data transparency. But will this unprecedented openness offer customers a better deal and simplify ticket-buying, or merely close loopholes that currently present cheaper fares?