About the Author
Transport has been the focus of much of his journalism. He covered the public inquiries into the King's Cross Fire, the Clapham rail crash and the Zeebrugge ferry disaster for several national media organisations.
Before becoming a journalist Mick Hamer worked for Friends of the Earth. In 1977 he became the first director of Transport 2000. He later worked on transport research at University College, London.
He lives in Brighton and has another life moonlighting as a jazz pianist.