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A survey commissioned by the Greens which suggests that the Scottish public does not support plans to cut air taxes is bound to be greeted with a degree of scepticism, regardless of the fact that it was conducted by a highly respected polling company.

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A multi-million pound scheme to dual part of the Felixstowe-Ipswich branch line to increase its rail freight cargo capacity by nearly 30% should be completed by the end of 2019.

Rail Noise's Impact on People

This white paper aims to investigate the main sources of noise transmission and the effect on communities and passengers, as well as propose effective mitigation methods.

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  • Will the end of Uber in London make women more or less safe?Many women feel that Uber provides the least risky transport option – especially at night. Yet safety was one of the reasons the company’s licence was withdrawn. So who is right?The decision by Transport for London (TfL) to revoke Uber’s licence was taken in part because of concerns over safety, which sounds sensible enough, although not to the 750,000 people (and counting) who have signed a petition to urge TfL to reconsider. The petition was created by Uber itself, which rather undermines the idea of a democratic process. In the past, it has been accused of exploiting its d...
  • Uber apologises after London ban and admits 'we got things wrong'London mayor Sadiq Khan says he welcomes apology by CEO of ride-hailing app, which has been stripped of its licenceUber’s chief executive has apologised for the taxi app’s mistakes in London and promised to change as the company fights a decision by the city not to renew its licence. The firm is battling to keep operating in the capital after Transport for London decided not to renew its licence to operate. Uber’s London licence expires on 30 September, although it will continue to run taxis while it pursues a legal appeal process that could last a year. Continue reading...
  • Cancelled Ryanair flight passengers warned to check insurance policiesThe beleaguered Irish airline is refunding passengers for cancellations but getting compensation for all those other pre-paid holiday extras will be a much harder proposition warn consumer expertsAs Ryanair launches a massive seat sale offering one million flights from £4.99, travel insurance companies are warning all air passengers to check the small print of their insurance policies.The huge sale follows Ryanair’s recent PR catastrophe, in which the low-cost airline was forced to cancel 2,100 flights, affecting the travel plans of 315,000 customers. Despite Ryanair refunding or rerouting aff...

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  • Alstom to pay special dividend in Siemens rail merger: sourcesMUNICH/PARIS (Reuters) - French transportation and manufacturing group Alstom (ALSO.PA) plans to pay its shareholders a special dividend if a deal to merge with Siemens (SIEGn.DE) rail business goes through, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
  • Uber rival Lyft met London transport officials - documents showFRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London's transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion.

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  • Leader comment: Convincing case still to be made over APDA survey commissioned by the Greens which suggests that the Scottish public does not support plans to cut air taxes is bound to be greeted with a degree of scepticism, regardless of the fact that it was conducted by a highly respected polling company.

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  • Nexus to lead north east bid for 5G connectivity testbedTransport authorities in the north east have today voiced their ambition to set up a national testbed for 5G connectivity in the region.
  • Hyperloop One raises another $85m funding Hyperloop One has closed an additional investment round of $85m, bringing the total financing raised since the company's formation in 2014 to $245m.
  • Nomad Digital to provide Wi-Fi services to CrossCountry Alstom's wholly owned subsidiary Nomad Digital has secured a contract to provide Wi-Fi technology and other associated services to UK train operator CrossCountry.
  • Rail Noise's Impact on People This white paper aims to investigate the main sources of noise transmission and the effect on communities and passengers, as well as propose effective mitigation methods.
  • NR puts support behind RISQS under new suppliersThe rail industry will now only be required to subscribe to one supplier assurance scheme, the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), as Network Rail today announced new arrangements for the delivery of the system. RISQS describes itself as the “single entry point” for...
  • Lincolnshire bridge replacement to 'greatly benefit' freightNetwork Rail is to upgrade a railway bridge in Vernatts Drain, Lincolnshire, as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan. The project, which will see a £1.5m investment into the network, will demolish the structure and replace it with a new, ready-made bridge, which will be stronger and able to...
  • 68m signalling overhaul set to start in AngliaAs part of its upgrade plan, Network Rail is installing a new state of the art signalling system on the train lines in the Yarmouth, Norwich and Lowestoft areas. The upgrade, part of a £68m investment, will modernise the region by introducing 66 new colour light LED signals, 22 power...
  • TfGM gets to work on upgrades at 25 GM stationsMajor work to upgrade stations across Manchester’s Metrolink network has kicked off this week. This first phase will see customer information screens, public address systems, CCTV, help points and induction loops installed at 25 stations around Greater Manchester. Tactile paving will then...

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  • Airberlin details Lufthansa, easyJet bids Airberlin said negotiations with its short list of bidders, which include Lufthansa Group and UK LCC easyJet, for parts of the insolvent carrier will continue through Oct. 12. read more
  • Lufthansa names Karl-Ludwig Kley as supervisory board chairmanLufthansa has elected Karl-Ludwig Kley as new supervisory board chairman, effective immediately, following the resignation of former board chairman Wolfgang Mayrhuber Sept. 24. read more
  • UK eases restrictions on cabin electronicsThe UK has lifted its restrictions on the carriage of electronic devices on UK-bound flights from Turkey and Tunisia. read more
  • New travel ban to US issued as security compliance deadline passesFollowing the Trump administration’s Sept. 24 issuance of the third iteration of its foreign travel ban to the US, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising US carriers that CBP is not anticipating any operational impact as a result of the directive, an Airlines for America (A4A) spokesperson told ATW. read more
  • Atlas Air files suit against pilots union to end alleged work slowdownAtlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Sept. 25, seeking a preliminary injunction against Teamsters (IBT) Local 1224 to stop what the two carriers are calling “an illegal and intentional work slowdown and service interruptions … to gain advantage in pilot contract negotiations [now] underway.” read more
  • Qatar Airways places $2.16 billion Boeing orderQatar Airways announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. read more

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