Thinktank IPPR North warns gulf in investment between regions is at cost of greater northern productivity. More than half of the UK’s total spending on transport networks is invested in London, research has found, prompting warnings of “chronic underinvestment” in northern infrastructure projects.The gulf in transport infrastructure investment between London and the rest of England is set to get worse, according to the analysis by the thinktank IPPR North, with £1,943 being spent per person in London on current or planned projects compared with just £427 in the north.
'Jampacked trains are safer than empty ones' Passengers shocked by Scotrail's response to overcrowding complaints
ScotRail is under fire again over a response to complaints about extreme overcrowding on services - by telling passengers it is safer.
Monday, 20 February 2017
- London Underground passengers face 24-hour Tube strikeMembers of the RMT union will walk out on Tuesday from 21:00 GMT in a row about staffing.
- SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setbackThe US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
- Environmentalists and libertarians unite in HS2 criticismFriends of the Earth and Taxpayers' Alliance are normally at odds on policy, but both criticise HS2
- EU on collision course with China over rail planProbe of Beijing-funded Belgrade-Budapest link hits Xi’s hallmark project
- More than half UK investment in transport is in London, says studyThinktank IPPR North warns gulf in investment between regions is at cost of greater northern productivity. More than half of the UK’s total spending on transport networks is invested in London, research has found, prompting warnings of “chronic underinvestment” in northern infrastructure projects.The gulf in transport infrastructure investment between London and the rest of England is set to get worse, according to the analysis by the thinktank IPPR North, with £1,943 being spent per person in London on current or planned projects compared with just £427 in the north.
- Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use itA new $53m BRT (bus rapid transit) system has the power to reduce Hanoi’s dreadful air pollution. Persuading residents of Vietnam’s rapidly expanding capital to ditch their motorbikes and private cars, however, will be another storyFrom his high-rise office building in Hanoi, Tran Dung can barely see his city’s skyline behind the thick layer of smog. Before leaving work, the 25-year-old executive assistant checks the pollution reading on his AirVisual app, which provides real-time measurements of PM2.5 – the tiny particles found in smog that can damage your throat and lungs.Hanoi’s PM2.5 level...
- SpaceX launches and lands Falcon rocket from historic spaceportRocket launches from pad that was home to some of Nasa’s best-known missions – then booster gracefully returns to EarthSpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that marks a new era of private spaceflight at one of Nasa’s most storied bases.A Falcon 9 rocket took off at about 9.40am eastern from the Kennedy Space Center, off the coast of central Florida, from a launchpad that has seen off some of Nasa’s most famous missions but has gone unused since the agency retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011. Continue readin...
- Scottish Labour to vote on 'people's railway' Scottish Labour members are to vote on proposals to take railways into public ownership at the party's conference.
- 'Jampacked trains are safer than empty ones' Passengers shocked by Scotrail's response to overcrowding complaints ScotRail is under fire again over a response to complaints about extreme overcrowding on services - by telling passengers it is safer.
- Britain's first spaceports set for lift off The new SpaceFlight bill could see space ports established across the UK as early as 2020. Ministers have hailed the sector as the 'future of the British economy' and wants the UK at the global forefront.
- The North suffers as London gets the lions share of transport cash, according to report £1,943 is being spent per person in the capital compared with £427 in the North – four-and-a-half times more
- Fresh images show Birmingham's new two-way cycle lane Consultation launches into plans to turn 2.5 miles of busy commuter route into a more friendly place for cyclists
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
- GO WEST! Fresh call for new trans-Pennine motorway linking Bradford district with East Lancashire FRESH calls are being made for a new trans-Pennine motorway linking the Bradford district with East Lancashire to “deliver huge economic benefits to the region.”
- Bombardier vows to battle on despite £460m Merseyrail deal A contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds to build new trains which was won by one of Bombardier's rivals has been signed - despite an ongoing legal challenge from the Derby train-maker.
- Plans to move section of M1 between J25 and Trowell Services to make way for HS2 rail line Derby drivers using the M1 could face disruption if a proposal to move a mile-long stretch of the motorway to make way for the HS2 rail line is given the go-ahead.
- Petition to reopen railway link between Buxton to Matlock is gathering steam A petition calling for a feasibility study to be carried out into the re-opening of a rail link in Derbyshire which closed almost 50 years ago appears to be gaining traction - after attracting more than 6,000 signatures.
London Evening Standard
- Southern Rail strike: RMT union accuses train company of bullying staff as strike loomsRail union leaders have accused Southern Rail of bullying and intimidating its staff ahead of another walkout this week.
- Network Rail in new rent rise row with businesses after 200 per cent hikeBusinesses at a set of east London railway arches warn they could be forced to close after Network Rail announced a rent hike of more than 200 per cent.
- Tube strike February 2017: Commuters warned of rush-hour queues and chaos during planned walk-outLondon transport bosses have warned commuters to prepare for rush-hour queues and overcrowded stations during a Central line Tube strike planned for next week.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
- London transport spending equivalent to £1,500 more per head than North EastThink tank evidence suggests the Northern Powerhouse policy is good for Manchester rather than the North East
- North-East MPs criticise Government over transport infrastructure spending findings NORTH-EAST Labour MPs have hit out after a report published today suggested more than half of transport infrastructure spending is going to London.
Bucks Free Press
- MP: Have your say on harmful proposals for Heathrow Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve writes exclusively to Bucks Free Press readers:
East Anglian Daily Times
- Mid Suffolk Light Railway hopes popularity will steam ahead after line extension approvedThe team behind a Suffolk heritage railway hopes it can become one of the county’s foremost attractions after it received approval for its extension plans.
Other Regional Press
- Second book of short stories inspired by number 13 bus is published THE sequel to an 'astonishingly popular' book of short stories inspired by the number 13 bus has been published and a third could soon be on the cards.
Bus and Coach.com
- Mapping out the future of transport in Greater Manchester
- Listen to passengers before making cuts, local authorities told
- Greener Journeys report shows bus growth in affluent south
- Stagecoach expands its Swindon network
- RATP Dev to convert two London routes with 36 electric buses
Rail Technology Magazine
- East Wind: a new era of freight between the UK and China China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe through the New Silk Road. What will this mean for rail freight between the UK and Asia’s superpower?
Other News Sources
- £50m plan to upgrade rail networkNetwork Rail has started work on a £50m North Wales rail upgrade which includes a new signalling system on the line between Shotton and Colwyn Bay.
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Conferences & Expo's
- 19th Annual conference of railway experts - 14-15 February 2017 - Germany
- 2nd Annual: Transport-Led Development in the North of England - 1 February 2017 - London
- Eurasiarail 2017 - 2-4 March 2017 - Istanbul
- Passenger Terminal Expo - 14-17 March 2017 - Amsterdam
- Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 - 14-16 March 2017 Amsterdam
- Rail Business Awards - 23 February 2017 - London
- Railtech 2017 - 28-24 March 2017 - Utrecht
- Railtex 2017 - 9-11 May 2017 - Birmingham
- SmartRail Europe - 5-6 April 2017 - Amsterdam
- Stephenson Conference - 25-27 April 2017 - London
- Track Maintenance & Asset Management Congress - 24-25th January 2017 -Berlin
- Track-Bridge Interaction Workshop - 1 February 2017 - Taunton
- Transport-Led Development in London and the South East - 17 January 2017
- World Metro Rail Congress - 25-26 April 2017 - London
- Centro (West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive)
- Department for Transport
- European Commission (Transport)
- European Commission, Transport Research Knowledge Centre
- Greater London Authority - Transport
- Merseytravel (Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive)
- Metro (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Exectutive)
- Nexus (Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive)
- Plymouth Transport
- Scottish Regional Transport Partnerships
- South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
- The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
- The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
- The Scottish Government (Transport)
- Transport for Greater Manchester
- Transport for London
- Urban Transport Group
- Welsh Assembly Government (Transport)
- World Transport News in Russian
Bus and Coach
- Aviation Environment Federation
- Campaign for Better Transport
- Friends of The Earth
- Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign
- HACAN ClearSkies
- London City Airport Fight the Flights
- Save Our Buses
- Stop Stansted Expansion
Friends of TransportInfo
- ASLEF (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen)
- BALPA (British Airline Pilots Association)
- RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport Union)
- TSSA (Transport Salaried Staffs' Association)
- ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies)
- Freight on Rail
- Network Rail
- Rail Freight Group
- Railway Study Association