Union urges government to favour Bombardier and British jobs as German firm brushes aside finance doubts
RADICAL reform of Scotland's railways is being frustrated by UK laws introduced when the industry was privatised nearly two decades ago, the SNP has claimed.
Monday, 18 June 2012
- 'The world's most famous train' - The Flying Scotsman celebrates 150 years "Take me by the Flying Scotsman. These were the words emblazoned across a London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) poster in 1932 promoting the famous London-Edinburgh train service.
- Grow Heathrow: Green-fingered squatters' eviction fight Squatters are rarely the most popular residents in a neighbourhood. But on Vineries Close in Sipson, west London, resides a group of squatters many of the local people are keen to see stay.
- M4 junction closure plan raised in Neath Port Talbot Plans to improve a congested stretch of the M4 in Neath Port Talbot, which include closing junctions, look set to be discussed by the Welsh government.
- Date for Thames cable car openingThe new Thames cable car spanning the river in east London will open to the public at midday on 28 June.
- Heathrow banks on software to reduce delaysOperator is hoping to bolster its case for a third runway by unveiling measures to improve its poor record on flight punctuality
- Siemens' £1.4bn Thameslink trains contract close to being signed Union urges government to favour Bombardier and British jobs as German firm brushes aside finance doubts
- Compensation scheme for high-speed rail link delayed Treasury and ministers fight over compensation for blighted communities
- SNP in call for increased devolved powers for railRADICAL reform of Scotland's railways is being frustrated by UK laws introduced when the industry was privatised nearly two decades ago, the SNP has claimed.
- U-turn on Subway photo banPASSENGERS and amateur photographers have claimed a victory after it emerged controversial plans to ban photography on Glasgow's Subway and fine offenders up to £1000 are to be dropped.
- OFT rules against Ryanair on Aer Lingus stake(Reuters) - Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on Friday ruled that Ryanair's ownership of a minority stake in Irish rival Aer Lingus threatened competition in the British market and asked the Competition Commission to consider sanctions.
- Petrol price hike produces chain reactionMillions of extra bike journeys were made last year on the UK’s National Cycle Network, according to a new study.
- Mobile phones could be used to pay for train and bus journeys across the country Mobile phones could be used to pay for train and bus journeys across the country under plans being drawn up by ministers. Those without a phone could use a single national smart card or even a contactless bank card – which would be waved at a reader – for travel.
- Railway ticket offices face cull The first stations to be affected were disclosed by Theresa Villiers in a Commons reply last week.
- Cable car across Thames will start at the end of the monthA cable car which will shuttle people over the Thames in east London is set to be ready for the Olympics, it has emerged.
- Anturion all revved up for listing moveA COMPANY planning to help diesel lorries, buses and cars cut down on the fumes they belch out is driving onto Aim.
- Cable cars across the Thames will be ready in time for London OlympicsCable cars will be able to take 2,500 passengers an hour across the Thames during the Olympics. It was feared that the gondolas would not be ready in time but now the future is bright.
- It's a b-ice-cycle race! Amazing 3,500m bike race down Swiss mountain glacier at 90mphAn avalanche of cyclists were hurtling down a Swiss mountain at nearly 90mph during the annual Glacier Bike Race. The race start 3,500m up the mountain with some racers finishing in under eight minutes.
Nottingham Evening Post
- Rail campaign may be won but our fight for train-maker is far from overAT 9.30am on this day exactly 12 months ago, the workforce at Bombardier's Litchurch Lane plant were in a state of shock.
- Plymouth school bus services saved in 11th hour U-turnSCHOOL bus services due to be axed next month have been saved in an eleventh-hour 'common-sense gesture'.
Other Regional Press
- Faster and more frequent trains vital, says MP FASTER and more regular trains between Cornwall and London should be at the heart of any new franchise wishing to take over rail services in the South West.
- Port St Mary Station conversion delay WORK to spruce up Port St Mary’s elegant Victorian railway station is nearing completion – but plans to convert the building into holiday lets have been shunted on to the sidings for the time being at least.
- Fines fiasco after rail car park firm changesCommuters were landed with tickets after a parking cock-up meant they were paying the wrong firm.
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