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Poverty campaigners say public transport must become more affordable in Scotland as it calls for free bus travel to all under 25s and those on benefits

A report has called on the Scottish Government to make transport more affordable in Scotland as campaigners say ‘too many families are locked into hardship’ because of our transport system.

Train operator LNER’s ‘impactful’ black sand sculptures spark row with Loganair and Easyjet over environmental impact of flying

LNER has unveiled a series of black sand sculptures to highlight that aeroplanes and cars have higher emissions than trains in the starkest yet campaign against its competitors.

Northern Powerhouse Rail bosses slash £9bn off project’s cost

The final estimated cost of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) could be slashed by as much as £9bn, following a “rigorous cost challenges” exercise carried out by Transport for the North (TfN).

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  • Lockdown refunds: why are Ryanair and BA being investigated?Airlines may have broken law by refusing refunds for flights customers could not legally takeBA and Ryanair investigated by CMA over lockdown refundsBritish Airways and Ryanair are being officially investigated over whether they treated customers unfairly during the pandemic by failing to offer them flight refunds.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was looking to see if the two airlines had broken consumer law, and indicated it was on the side of consumers on this issue. It has opened enforcement cases into both companies. Continue reading...

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  • Data from TfL and Halfords shows continued boom in cyclingNew data from Transport for London (TfL) and UK cycling retailer Halfords has revealed record increases in the number of people cycling in London, with an increase of more than 200 per cent on some weekends, while survey data from Halfords suggests bike owners are cycling more often and feel safer on the roads.  TfL and Halfords launched a partnership last November to enable safer cycling through better training and safety equipment. Since then, more than 12,000 people have registered for TfL's free online Cycle Skills course. Everyone who completed the course received 15 per cent off Ha...
  • Unipart wins five-year Jaguar Land Rover contract to run global parts logistics operationUnipart Logistics has secured a five-year contract to run the new, custom-built Jaguar Land Rover Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, which will open in 2022.  Unipart has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to provide aftermarket parts logistics for both the Jaguar and Land Rover luxury automotive brands. The operation will be housed at Jaguar Land Rover's new 2.94m square foot campus, one of the largest UK warehouse developments for a single customer.  Unipart Logistics will operate a UK and global aftermarket Distribution Centre, Parts Packing and Bran...
  • THE OPINION: Covid-19 and Brexit have hit transportation and storage harder than any other sectorThe latest Government Business Insights report reveals that the transportation and storage sector has been hit hardest by Covid and Brexit.  ParcelHero says the shock result shows that more supply chain companies have closed and fewer surviving firms are currently trading than in any other sector. The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Business Insights report reveals the shock news that the transportation and storage industry has been hardest hit of all sectors by Covid and Brexit. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says that even hotels, food services, arts and entertainment h...

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