Dutch and French operators gain edge after Abellio secured Greater Anglia franchise with offer a fifth higher than London-listed groups
A SCOTTISH academic has claimed the HS2 high-speed railway plans may suffer track failure and derailments if trains are allowed to travel on it at speeds of 250mph.
David Cameron will hear radical ideas for making Britain’s cities safer for cyclists at a Downing Street conference tomorrow.
MP ANDREA Leadsom has reassured homeowners left in limbo following the HS2 announcement that fighting for compensation is one of her top priorities.
Monday, 20 February 2012
- Exxon fined £2.8m over emissionsEnergy giant ExxonMobil was fined £2.8m for failing to report carbon dioxide emissions from its chemical plant in Fife, it emerges.
- Blackfriars Tube station reopensA London Underground station closed for nearly three years for engineering work reopens.
- Maersk Line to cut Asia to Europe capacityDanish container ship operator, which will reduce capacity in the route by 9%, says oversupply of ships had pushed rates to ˜unsustainably low levels™
- Frankfurt airport set to see further strikeThe GdF airport workers™ union has called a 24-hour stoppage from 5am on Monday as part of a rapidly-intensifying labour dispute
- Lawyers confirm new trend among shipownersStruggling international shipping companies are lodging cash with US law firms in the hope of using US bankruptcy laws as protection against lenders
- Passenger volumes key for transport groupsAirlines hope that existing demand will drive revenues, either through higher fares or passengers™ increased spending on ancillary products
- UK rail franchises face threat from abroadDutch and French operators gain edge after Abellio secured Greater Anglia franchise with offer a fifth higher than London-listed groups
- EasyJet faces debate on capital returnThe team of the airline™s founder is ready to question the company™s performance figures during the annual shareholders™ meeting on Thursday
- Cycling is unsafe in UK urban areas, says poll Research by Sustrans finds 56% of people believe cycling in built-up areas is dangerous and 70% seek a 20mph speed limit
- £2.7m fine is price of greenhouse gas mistake by ExxonThe US oil multinational ExxonMobil has been fined £2.7 million for failing to report over 30,000 tonnes of climate pollution from a plastics plant in Fife.
- High-speed train safety questionedA SCOTTISH academic has claimed the HS2 high-speed railway plans may suffer track failure and derailments if trains are allowed to travel on it at speeds of 250mph.
- Clyde crossing chaos for driversMOTORISTS will face six months of severe disruption on one of the main bridges across the Clyde as it undergoes a £6 million safety upgrade.
- Cycling: bright ideas from around the world recycled for a safer UK David Cameron will hear radical ideas for making Britain’s cities safer for cyclists at a Downing Street conference tomorrow.
- Campaigners call for motorists to be protected from "bridge bombers"Campaigners are calling for netting and CCTV to be installed to protect motorists from objects being thrown over motorway and trunk road bridges.
- Motorists hit by parking bay squeezeMotorists are being hit with fines for leaving their vehicles in spaces that are too small as cars get wider and councils try to squeeze as many parking bays as possible on streets across the country .
- High speed rail link 'at risk of derailment' because of 225mph trainsSecret research ordered into safety of Government's controversial high speed rail scheme amid warnings of catastrophic failures.
- Driving instructor teaches children as young as 12 in city car parkKIDS as young as 12 are being taught to drive in a city car park.
- 'Don't fly British Airways, they are fat cats': What Cameron's outspoken adviser told a cabinet ministerDowning Street has been forced to distance itself from David Cameron's closest advisor after he described British Airways as 'fat cats' and urged a minister to fly with Virgin.
- The 'intelligent' advert: Scanners to determine gender before sending messages according to sexThe 40-second interactive advert will be unveiled at a bus stop in Oxford Street on Wednesday and will use facial recognition to determine the gender of the person looking at it.
- How Britain's favourite cars have outgrown parking bays as average vehicle is now 2in wider than spaceFor the average British car is 2in wider than the Department for Transport's minimum width for a parking bay.
Edinburgh Evening News
- Mystery man is YouTube hit after No 30 Lothian bus sing-alongPASSENGERS tend to sit in silence without even exchanging a glance as they make their way home – unless you catch the number 30, that is.
- Half-term travel chaos hits HeathrowPassengers at Heathrow Airport are enduring long delays as staff shortages take hold of the west London travel hub.
- Bus strikes end as deal agreeda REVISED pay deal has been accepted by bus drivers who have been staging strikes since November.
- Cardiff news: Bus routes in South Wales could be axed by cutsBUS routes across South Wales are in danger of being axed as a result of Welsh Government funding cuts, a council and bus operator have warned.
Yorkshire Evening Post
- Leeds City Council ˜gas guzzler™ mileage rate faces the axeCouncil staff in Leeds could face a big cut in mileage expenses to help pay for park and ride schemes.
Other Regional Press
- New board is a step forward for rail linkA RAILWAY station for Winslow is a step closer to becoming reality, after a new board has been set up to oversee the delivery of the east-west rail project in the region.
- Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom leading the battle for residents affected by HS2 rail linkMP ANDREA Leadsom has reassured homeowners left in limbo following the HS2 announcement that fighting for compensation is one of her top priorities.
- 80-year history of Leeds Bradford AirportEVERY year, hundreds of Huddersfield holidaymakers fly off to the sun from Leeds Bradford Airport.
Other News Sources
- HS2 Ltd has appointed Arup, supported by URS Scott Wilson, for the provision of environmental overview services for the High Speed 2 London to the West Midlands rail project. The £7m contract is the first to be awarded under Lot 3 environmental services of HS2’s professional services framework.
- Oxford Circus and Green Park Tube station cool for summer thanks to air technologyPassengers using Oxford Circus and Green Park Tube stations in Westminster should have a more pleasant experience this summer thanks to the installation of new air cooling units.
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Conferences & Expo's
- 19th Annual conference of railway experts - 14-15 February 2017 - Germany
- Delivering major rail projects - 29 November 2016 - London
- ERTMS Education Days - 1 December 2016 - London
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- Fixed Track Forms for High Speed - 11 October - Manchester
- Intelligent Rail Summit 2016 - 22-24 November 2016 - Naples
- Moblab - 12-13 October 2016 - Switzerland
- Northern Powerhouse Rail Conference - 10 November 2016 - Manchester
- Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 - 14-16 March 2017 Amsterdam
- Rail Business Awards - 23 February 2017 - London
- Rail IT World Congress - 14-15 November 2016- Amsterdam
- Rail simulation technology forum - 21-23 November 2016 - Amsterdam
- Railcon 16 - 13-14 October 2016 - Serbia
- Railtech 2017 - 28-24 March 2017 - Utrecht
- Railtex 2017 - 9-11 May 2017 - Birmingham
- Railway Brake and Friction - 14 December 2016 - Derby
- Railway condition Monitoring - 27-28 September 2016 - Birmingham
- Rolling Stock Procurement - 15 November 2016 - London
- SmartMetro 2016 - 1-3 November 2016 - Copenhagen
- SmartRail USA - 25-26 October 2016 - New York
- Stephenson Conference - 25-27 April 2017 - London
- The Future of Rail - 1 December 2016 - London
- Transport-Led Development in the Midlands 2016 - 19 October 2016 - Birmingham
- World Metro Rail Congress - 25-26 April 2017 - London
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