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38,727. I’ve been asked to formulate and develop a national transport policy by the prime minister. (Government & Transport) Yes, Minister: The Bed of Nails s3e5, Jim to Sir Humphrey, with Bernard
10,448. He [Da Vinci] designed machines for transportation and warfare. (Artists: Da Vinci & Machine & Transportation & War) Alan Yentob, Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything, BBC 2011
48,005. In 1933 intense public demand to make the system simpler led parliament to create a new body bringing all the different private companies together: London Transport. (Underground & Engineering & Transport) The Tube: An Underground History, BBC 2013
50,103. Those early civil engineers who built the Leeds and Liverpool Canal helped to revolutionise transport in Britain. They made cheap travel across the Pennines possible, and laid the foundations for the Industrial Age. They helped turn Britain into the Workshop of the World in the Victorian Age. (Canal & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & Transport & Great Britain & England) Fred Dibnah’s Building of Modern Britain: Building the Canals
50,104. The canals were like the arteries of the Industrial Revolution. They helped to provide cheaper goods and raw materials. (Canal & Industrial Revolution & Transport & Great Britain & England) Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel and Stone: Changing the Landscape
91,623. The most famous airport in the world. The busiest international airport on the planet ... The world’s busiest crossroads: Heathrow. (Transport & Airplane) Rory McGrath’s Best of British Engineering: Transport Networks
53,605. Soon an extraordinary canal network, the most extensive in the world, fanned out creating a new industrial Britain. (Canal & Steam & Transport & Industrial Revolution & Engineering & Great Britain & England) ibid.
50,093. The golden age of canals was short-lived. By the mid-nineteenth century a new invention had revolutionised transport: the steam engine. (Canal & Steam & Transport & Industrial Revolution & Engineering & Great Britain & England) ibid.
32,579. They are some of the most advanced and heavily protected vehicles ever built operated by technicians prepared for the worst. (US Presidents & Cars & Transport) America’s Book of Secrets: Presidential Transports s1e7, History 2012
32,580. The helicopter is transported overseas on every trip made by the president. (US Presidents & Transport) ibid.
91,589. We live over the shop so I sleep and wake to the sound of the trams. (Tram & Transport) Alan Bennett, Leeds Trams
91,590. Buses had never inspired the same affection ... Trams were bare and bony, transport reduced to its basic elements. (Tram & Transport) ibid.
91,591. I knew at the time it was a mistake, just as Beeching was a mistake, and that Life was starting to get nastier. (Tram & Transport) ibid.
120,688. In the long reign of a single queen Britain changed the world and was itself utterly transformed. Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837; by the time she died in 1901 we had built the modern world. It was a time of outstanding engineering, remarkable innovation, all of it driven by ambitious pioneers. It shaped the country we live in today. (Great Britain & Engineering & Underground & Transport) Michael Buerk, How the Victorians Built Britain s1e1, Channel 5 2018
120,689. A radical new transport system was carved out of London; how engineers wrestled to run steam trains underground … (Great Britain & Engineering & Underground & Transport) ibid.
120,690. A new rival vehicle came to London … The rails that carried the trams were slightly raised above the roads. Everything changed in 1868: a company in Liverpool obtained a local act to introduce tram lines to their city … A horsedrawn tram could pull up to fifty passengers. (Great Britain & Engineering & Trams & Transport) ibid.
128,720. On 19th December 2003 the failings of Britain’s transport system were exposed as never before. Decades of neglect led to a day of disaster. (Mockumentaries & Transport & Disaster) The Day Britain Stopped, BBC 2003
128,721. ‘I really believe there’s no way we could have foreseen a chain reaction.’ (Mockumentaries & Transport & Disaster) ibid. official
128,722. The collapse of Britain’s entire transport system. (Mockumentaries & Transport & Disaster) ibid.
129,859. It will take an unlikely alliance with a dangerous predator, devastating floods, a nineteenth century publicity stunt, an avalanche of horse manure, exploding cannons and a trip to the slaughterhouse to get the ultimate freedom machine – the car. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) Jim Al-Khalili, Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World II: Car
129,860. Today around 1.2 billion automobiles transport us from place to place on some 32 billion kilometres of road. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,861. Dogs were humankind’s first engine. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,862. Horse-powered vehicles dominated transportation for the next five thousand years. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,863. Thomas Newcomen: An engine that harnessed a new type of power – steam. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering & Steam) ibid.
129,864. But building a piston that fits so precisely within a cylinder that could contain that steam under high pressure was really tricky for eighteenth century engineers. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering & Steam) ibid.
129,865. In 1886 German invention and engineer Karl Benz had his patent accepted for what is regarded as the world’s first automobile. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,866. A must-have play thing for the rich and famous. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,867. By 1900 one third of all cars were powered by electricity. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,868. Ford’s second revolution was to mass-produce the parts. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
129,869. The car has revolutionised almost every aspect of our lives and it’s reshaped our world. (Ideas & Car & Invention & Transportation & Engineering) ibid.
131,501. Both before and indeed during the war transport was a critical lifeline for Nazi Germany. This was something Adolf Hitler understood all too well which is why it played such an important part in his plans for the preparation of war … How serious they were about creating the world’s greatest transport system. (Nazis & Transport) Nazi Victory: The Post-War Plan VI, Yesterday 2019
131,502. Just 12 days after his election Hitler made one of his first big public speeches at the Berlin motor show … A vast new motorway network. (Nazis & Transport) ibid.
131,503. Hitler wanted an affordable simple car that could be mass produced in German factories for use on his new road network. (Nazi & Transport) ibid.
131,504. The Nazis were early adopters of aviation technology. (Nazis & Transport) ibid.
131,550. Automobile companies such as Daimler-Benz went into the production of aircraft’, tank’ and submarine’ engines, while also manufacturing parts for German guns. (Nazis & Transport) ibid.
135,097. Apart from healthcare workers, one of the groups most at risk of contracting Covid 19 were public transport staff … By July, 44 public transport workers had died in London alone. (Covid-19 & Transport) Covid 19: World in Danger, Discovery 2020
111,108. The battle for our roads and pavements: how e-scooters are booming in Britain … The stark warnings about riding an e-scooter illegally … we’ve been investigating the number of injuries, crimes and complaints involving e-scooters, and the growing concerns about safety, riders and pedestrians. (Road & Transport) Tonight: E-Scooters: Britain’s New Road Rage? ITV 2021
139,608. The pressure to deliver Christmas. Lorry drivers are still in short supply. Farmers are struggling to get their crops picked. It’s costing more and more to get goods moving. So with prices rises, what’s in store for Christmas and beyond? (Shop & Transport) Panorama: Delivering Christmas: What’s in Store? BBC 2021