chapter  2
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History – landmarks in the twentieth century

Taking as a starting point the inheritance of the great railway building age of the nineteenth century and the start of reliable bus and tram operations, where did the twentieth century take us?

For the reasons highlighted in the previous chapter, not very far in the direction of ‘joined-up’ transport, apart from the ubiquitous bus serving the less ubiquitous railway station. For several decades, air transport had little effect, but by the time when the number of passengers in the UK, for example, using airports becomes commensurate with every single member of the population arriving or departing from an airport several times a year, that is no longer true.