Articles by Simon Johnston

About Simon Johnston

Simon comes from a background of transport and technology journalism dating back almost 15 years, contributing to newspapers, magazines, periodicals and websites across the globe on a wide range of topics. Currently the Editor of Tramways & Urban Transit – the world’s leading light and urban rail title that dates back to 1937 – and organiser of the Global Light Rail Awards, he is well-versed in all the arguments for sustainable transport. He currently lives in Peterborough (UK), but has travelled all over the world on transport assignments.

Back to the Future: Why Werner von Siemens Was an Architect of Megacity Transport in 1881

[colored_box bgColor=”#ededed” textColor=”#666666″]Photo, above: New York City–The development of rapid transit – the first train on the Gilbert Elevated Railroad passing through Sixth Avenue, near the Jefferson Market Police Court,...