German contender for deal vital to survival of Bombardier plant in Derby warns of threat to investment in Britain
Charities report highlights Wales ‘transport poverty’ as a million struggle to run cars or afford public transport
MORE than a million people in Wales are slipping into “transport poverty” and struggle to afford running cars or use public transport, a coalition of leading charities warned today.
Monday, 27 February 2012
- Greater Anglia boosts on-train security across network A firm that has taken over the rail franchise in the east has tightened up security on its trains.
- Leicester City Council bids for £5m for bus services A bid for £5m government funding has been made by Leicester City Council in an effort to reduce congestion and improve services for bus passengers.
- Free trial to replace Penair school bus A firm is to start a free one-week trial of a school bus service in Cornwall after another firm axed its service.
- The American bus revival Motor coaches are the fastest growing form of long distance transport in the United States, and British-owned companies are leading the charge. So has the US finally learned to love the bus?
- IT 'glitch' causes flight delaysA "glitch" which shut down all the computer systems at Edinburgh Airport caused "massive disruption" and some flight delays.
- Council asked to back £27m roadHighland councillors will be asked this week to approve a preferred route for a new road to ease congestion in Inverness.
- Heathrow Express drivers walk outHeathrow Express rail services face disruption on Sunday and Monday as drivers and other staff go on strike.
- Crossrail £1bn contest must be fair or UK risks consequences, says Siemens German contender for deal vital to survival of Bombardier plant in Derby warns of threat to investment in Britain
- Cycling: on your bikes Bicycle safety will come through changes in attitude and in the law, but it also needs investment
- Going bussed: economy and tuition fees drive the young away from the carA generation of students facing higher tuition fees and lower job prospects appears to be embracing the mixed joys of budget travel in rising numbers – with the teenage dream of passing the test and driving a car now an increasingly unaffordable, minority pursuit.
- Call for national equality in prices of rail ticketsTRANSPORT leaders have called for train fares in Strathclyde to rise to address historic anomalies in prices and help fund rail investment in the east of Scotland.
- Millions of tram travellers cut from forecastsEDINBURGH'S beleaguered tram system is expected to attract fewer than half of the number of passengers originally expected after its route was truncated to save money.
- Montague heads list for HS2 job City grandee Sir Adrian Montague has emerged as the frontrunner to chair High Speed 2, the much-criticised £32bn London to Scotland rail link.
- Britain must accept Bombardier's contract miss, says German rival Siemens has broken its silence over the £1.4bn Thameslink trains contract, which the German giant won last year to much criticism that British jobs would be put at risk.
- BA and Iberia in profits take-offBRITISH Airways and its stablemate Iberia will post an operating profit estimated at e470 million (£398 million) this week, more than double the previous year's combined earnings.
- Rust report offers boost for future of Forth Road BridgeA £1.6billion replacement for the Forth Road Bridge will still go ahead – despite experts stopping the crossing from rusting.
- Delays at Edinburgh Airport as check-in computers crash for two hoursFLIGHTS were delayed and passengers faced queues of about two hours after check-in computers crashed at Scotland's busiest airport.
- The £2.6billion HS2 rail pipe plan to pump water from North to drought-hit SouthUnited Utilities has revealed plans to pump 66million gallons a day in a pipe alongside the proposed high-speed rail route from London to Birmingham.
This is Money
- Family owners of 'best service station in England' at Tebay set for expansionThe Westmorland company, owned by the Dunning family, is now in talks with banks to secure £40million funding for a new motorway services area on the M5 near Gloucester.
- Diesel prices hit record £1.50 a litre and there is more pain on the way for motoristsThe eye-watering 150.9p price was spotted at a Shell garage at Corley Services on the M6 near Coventry. Analysts have now predicted further increases over the coming weeks
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
- Transport funding divide 'must end' Fresh calls have been made for the Government to end the huge disparity in transport investment between the North and South to boost the region™s economy.
London Evening Standard
- Strike disrupts Heathrow serviceHeathrow Express services are to be disrupted as drivers and other staff take strike action in two separate disciplinary disputes.
- Rail services back after derailmentRail services have resumed after a train derailment caused transport chaos for football fans heading to the Carling Cup final at Wembley.
- Steam train rolls into Baker Street for Tube's 150th anniversary celebrationsA steam train was spotted at Baker Street station over the weekend as London Underground gears up for its 150th anniversary celebrations next year.
- Charities report highlights Wales ‘transport poverty’ as a million struggle to run cars or afford public transport MORE than a million people in Wales are slipping into “transport poverty” and struggle to afford running cars or use public transport, a coalition of leading charities warned today.
Other Regional Press
- Minister reveals new rail upgrade study A NEW study is being carried out to examine the benefits of a multi-million pound upgrade to the rail line between Lynn and London, it was revealed on Thursday.
- Parking cost rise to hit train passengersCommuters will be hit in the pocket again when a council increases parking charges at a railway station...
Other News Sources
- Brandon Lewis MP: It's time to improve our railway stations There are 2,507 railway stations in the UK. Most were built when Queen Victoria was on the throne. Most do not cater for the expectations of 21st Century travellers.
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