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Young people not in work or education could be in line for free bus travel after leading bus operators pledged to back a plan aimed at helping the under-25s back to work.

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  • UntitledBUSINESS leaders, union chiefs and airlines last night said Heathrow must have a third runway or Britain will lose jobs and growth.

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  • Damon Hill: Don't increase speed limit to 80mphFormer Formula One driver Damon Hill has criticised government proposals to raise the national speed limit to 80mph.Hill said that the government's idea to raise the speed limit on motorways in England and Wales from 70mph to 80mph makes him 'shudder'. Damon Hill has spoken out against government proposals to raise the speed limit (Picture: PA) He told the Radio Times that he did not feel the majority of people were safe to drive over 55mph, let alone 80mph, while also adding that he rarely steps over the 70mph mark.Hill, who retired in 1999 having won 22 Grands Prix and an F1 world championsh...

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  • CAF to set up manufacturing plant in IndiaOne of the world’s leading train makers has set its sights on a new manufacturing plant in India. Spain™s Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) is planning to set up a new manufacturing hub in the country to take advantage of an increasing demand for railway vehicles and equipment. Speaking about the plans, Juan Jose [...]
  • RMT begins Olympic payment ballotsRail union RMT has confirmed that balloting for strike action and action short of a strike will begin this week on three main train services:  South West Trains, Greater Anglia, First Great Western. Ballot papers will be sent to members this week, with voting coming to a close on Thursday, July 19. The ballots come [...]
  • Olympic torch beckons for Swanage Railway volunteerA Swanage Railway volunteer and devoted charity fund raiser has been chosen to carry the Olympic flame. Fifty-one-year-old former soldier Frank Roberts, who works as a Surrey and Berkshire station manager, is one of a select few people who will be carrying the torch through the seaside resort on Friday, July 13. Frank said: “I [...]
  • Eurostar becomes official carrier for French and Belgium Paralympic teamA trio of Paralympic athletes visited Eurostar, the official carrier of the French and the Belgian Paralympic teams, at its East London depot yesterday to reveal the modifications being made to the Eurostar services carrying athletes to the London 2012 Paralympic Games this summer. The modifications will allow the trains to carry up to 18 [...]
  • Pendolinos look EastAll four new 11-car Virgin Pendolinos have now entered service, nine months ahead of schedule, and work continues at Alstom’s Manchester Traincare Centre at Longsight to lengthen 31 of the nine-car Pendolinos to 11 carriages. The lengthening programme is expected to finish in November. A visit to Longsight on June 27 saw the 10th and [...]
  • 100 not outThe Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) celebrates its centenary in 2012, a remarkable achievement. The rail engineer interviewed Francis How, recently elected as President for the Centenary year, to discuss what had been achieved over the 100 years and the outlook for both the Institution and signalling into the future. The conversation ranged far [...]
  • Rail contractors jailed for £1.5m track theftFive railway workers have been jailed for their part in stealing £1.5 million worth of track from Network Rail. The group had looked to exploit the maintenance and upgrade work being carried out by Network Rail on the West Coast Mainline in and around Rugby, the court was told. Paul Tandon, 47, of Great Barr, [...]
  • Last Translink arrives at BelfastThe last of 20 new Translink NI Railways Class 4000 trains arrived at Belfast docks today. The arrival of train no.4020 completes the £114 million order funded by the Department for Regional Development and continues the introduction of Class 4000 trains onto the local rail network. The final train will be subject to rigorous testing [...]

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