Passengers travelling on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to be the first in Scotland to benefit from free wi-fi.
MINISTERS have been accused of backsliding on plans to upgrade the famous overnight rail service from London to the Highlands after diverting £50million earmarked for the project to Scottish Water.
Every council in England and Wales should seize the momentum generated by The Times cycle safety campaign and implement measures to save lives and encourage more cyclists onto the roads, the Government has said.
Britain's last train factory has been offered a potential lifeline after its Canadian owner Bombardier was named as one of four companies shortlisted for a £1bn Crossrail contract.
Boris Johnson has pledged to introduce driverless trains on the London Underground network to prevent transport unions holding the capital to ransom with
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
- BA owner IAG sees strong profit rise IAG, the parent firm of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, has reported an increase in annual profits.
- Crossrail trains contract 'should benefit UK' The government will prioritise bids for the £1bn contract to supply Crossrail trains to firms that "benefit Britain".
- Exeter railway tunnel 'needed to speed up journeys' A railway tunnel should be built under a hill near Exeter to divert the main line away from a vulnerable coastline route, a Devon MP has said.
- Anglesey council cuts 34 bus services after reduction in grant A council says it has no option but to cut 34 bus services after a reduction in a Welsh government grant to support public transport.
- East Midlands rail electrification cost estimated at £500m The electrification of the East Midlands rail mainline would cost about £500m to complete, a Labour MP says.
- Crossrail bid 'should benefit UK'The government says it will prioritise bids for the £1bn contract to supply Crossrail trains to firms which
- Heathrow T2 takes step forwardCompletion of major structural work on a new £2.5bn terminal at Heathrow Airport is to be marked with a topping out ceremony.
- Wi-fi service piloted on trainsPassengers travelling on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to be the first in Scotland to benefit from free wi-fi.
- Aer Lingus warns Dublin over stake saleFlag carrier says business model at risk if government sells its 25% holding to a rival whose interests conflicted with those of its partners
- OSG weighs options after loss deepensLargest US oil tanker operator is considering selling ships, issuing new shares or taking on more debt after another tough year
- RMT rejects Olympic pay offerThe Rail, Maritime and Transport union rejects £500 bonus offer saying ˜severely restricted™ leave would make life ˜impossible™ for many staff
- Crossrail bidders must highlight UK role Contenders for £1bn contract must state which part of their bid is made in Britain – but the government says the information will not be used to decide who wins the deal
- Train upgrade on hold as promised £50m divertedMINISTERS have been accused of backsliding on plans to upgrade the famous overnight rail service from London to the Highlands after diverting £50million earmarked for the project to Scottish Water.
- 21 million homes in transport povertyFour in five households are living in
- £250,000 for ScotRail to put wi-fi on trainsNew technology will mean train passengers can benefit from wi-fi services as they travel between Scotland's two main cities.
- Act now to save cyclists, councils told Every council in England and Wales should seize the momentum generated by The Times cycle safety campaign and implement measures to save lives and encourage more cyclists onto the roads, the Government has said.
- Letter from From Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State Norman Baker MP and Mike Penning MP: full textFrom Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State Norman Baker MP and Mike Penning MP
- £1bn contract hope for train maker Hopes have risen that Britain's last remaining train factory will win a job-saving £1 billion contract for the cross-London Crossrail project.
- Bombardier shortlisted for Crossrail contract Britain's last train factory has been offered a potential lifeline after its Canadian owner Bombardier was named as one of four companies shortlisted for a £1bn Crossrail contract.
- Four in five households lives in 'transport poverty' Four in five households are living in ''transport poverty'', according to figures highlighted by the RAC Foundation.
- Commentary: Bob Crow should not push his luckBob Crow is a shrewder operator than many appreciate, despite his bogeyman status.
- Britain tops European league table for fuel taxBritish motorists pay more in tax on fuel than in any other European country, official figures disclose.
- Boris Johnson pledges to introduce driverless tube trains within two yearsBoris Johnson has pledged to introduce driverless trains on the London Underground network to prevent transport unions holding the capital to ransom with
- London 2012 Olympics: Tube workers ballot for strike after rejecting £500 Olympic bonusTube workers are to hold a strike ballot after rejecting a £500 bonus for working through the Olympics.
- Fuel shortage fear as tanker drivers who deliver to 90% of petrol stations are balloted for strike actionThe Unite union said thousands of tanker drivers delivering fuel across the country to petrol forecourts will be balloted for strikes in a row over safety and terms and conditions.
- Clause for optimism for Bombardier: Firms bidding for £1bn Crossrail deal must prove they'll benefit Britain It was revealed the four firms in the race for the lucrative deal will have to explain how their proposals benefit the UK economy
- Clause for optimism for Bombardier: Firms bidding for £1bn Crossrail deal must prove they'll benefit BritainIt was revealed the four firms in the race for the lucrative deal will have to explain how their proposals benefit the UK economy
- Minister signals that Derby train maker will get a fair shot at vital contractThe rail industry is hopeful ministers may have finally made the changes that will give Bombardier a fair shot at winning the £1 billion Crossrail deal. Joseph Watts and Robin Johnson report.
Edinburgh Evening News
- Web trial to bring intercity internet to Scottish trainsFREE wi-fi is to be trialled on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Transport Minister Keith Brown announced today.The Scottish Government has awarded a £250,000 contract to ScotRail to carry out a pilot scheme for three months over the summer.
- Anger as tram workers make tracks for LeithTRADERS in Leith have been left furious after being told the street will have to undergo six months of new tram roadworks – even though the line will stop in the city centre.
London Evening Standard
- Crossrail bidders will have to back UK workersThousands of British workers were today in line to be taken on for a £1 billion Crossrail trains contract
- 80% living in 'transport poverty'Four in five households are living in
- 'Topping out' ceremony at HeathrowWork that it is hoped will transform the UK's biggest airport has reached a key stage with a
- Ticket scheme leads to rise in passengersBUS passenger levels have grown strongly on routes in Sheffield with shared ticketing and service arrangements between operators – against an overall decline across South Yorkshire which officials believe is down to the poor state of the economy.
Other Regional Press
- Green light for West Yorkshire busesReal-time yournextbus service being used to give buses priority at junctions.
- Clyde yards miss £500m ships dealCLYDE shipyards have lost out on a multi-million pound contract after the UK Government rejected a bid that included work for BAE at Govan.
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Bill Ford Jr aims to combat rising global congestion problemThe great-grandson of the founder of iconic motor company Ford is preparing to urge a conference of mobile technology specialists to do more to combat congestion worldwide.According to the Associated Press, Bill Ford Jr is planning to stress the need to plan early in order to combat the problem in the future.He is due to address a conference in Barcelona next Monday (March 5th) and will stress the need for action, with the global population set to rise from seven to nine billion within the next four decades.Mr Ford will call on specialists to work with the automotive sector and governments to ...
- Emirates introduces fuel surcharge Carrier blames high oil price for decision to add charge from March 1
- 'APD rise should be abandoned' - Virgin bossRidgway pleads for Osborne to stop April's planned rise in duty
Other News Sources
- MP to stage East Devon transport seminarEAST Devon MP Hugo Swire is to stage a special seminar to discuss the rail transport needs for East Devon.
- U.K. Picks Siemens, Hitachi, Bombardier, CAF For Crossrail Bids The U.K. government has asked four bidders to submit proposals to supply about 60 new trains and build a depot in west London for the city’s Crossrail project.
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