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Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories transport greenprint

Delayed decarbonisation plan for achieving net zero emissions for transport by 2050 is published. New diesel and petrol lorries will be banned in Britain by 2040, under a greenprintť to decarbonise all types of transport by 2050.

Taking the train is 50 per cent more expensive than flying, study finds [subscription]

Airlines have launched dozens of new routes in wake of demand for UK holidays, with flights the cheaper choice on 8 of 10 popular journeys

Welsh MPs call for HS2 to be reclassified as ‘England only project’

Welsh MPs have called for High Speed 2 (HS2) to be reclassified as an “England only project”. A report from the Welsh Affairs Committee – Railway Infrastructure in Wales – says that while significant investment has been dedicated to HS2, Wales will not benefit in the same way as Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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  • Government publishes world's first greenprint to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the UK’s revolutionary Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today. With just months to go until major climate summit COP26, the plan provides a world-leading ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a credible pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050. Cleaner transport will create and support highly skilled jobs, with the production of zero emission road v...
  • Reading Buses trials electric busAn electric double deck demonstrator will be trialled by Reading Buses on the purple 17 route between Wokingham Road and Tilehurst between July 9-18.   Robert Williams, Reading Buses Chief Executive Officer, said: “Electric technology is reaching a point where we can see that some urban services could reliably be converted to battery electric vehicles in the near future.    “We are teaming up with manufacturers BYD and Alexander Dennis to give their latest London double decker a try to gather as much real-life data as possible from running the bus in Reading.” ...
  • TfL appoints new Director of BusesLouise Cheeseman, Managing Director of Hull Trains, will move to TfL on 2 August as its new Director of Buses.   Cheeseman joins TfL at a crucial time to help lead a sustainable recovery from the pandemic and the de-carbonisation of the bus network.   Cheeseman said: “I am immensely proud to be joining TfL - an iconic organisation I have long admired.    “The opportunity to run the London bus network, the beating heart of the capital's transport system, is enormously exciting and I can't wait to get started.”   Gareth Powell, Managing Director of...

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  • Transport campaigners condemn facemasks plan Plans to let rail and bus operators choose whether to enforce the wearing of facemasks from next Monday have left transport campaigners 'disappointed'. Leaving the matter to the operators risks causing confusion, it is being claimed.

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