The Transport Secretary has said he "very much hopes" a decision on where to build a new runway in southern England will be taken by late July.
Ministers have finally confirmed funding for the two rail studies needed to complete the Westcountry’s bid for further investment.
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
- VIDEO: Giant waves stops train in its tracksStorm Imogen is battering Wales, causing roads to close, trains to be cancelled and power cuts to thousands of homes.
- 'Hoping' for Heathrow decision in JulyThe Transport Secretary has said he "very much hopes" a decision on where to build a new runway in southern England will be taken by late July.
- Bus bomb stunt 'bigger than expected'Transport bosses say a film stunt which saw a London bus blown up was larger than they thought it would be.
- London Westway cycle superhighway planA lane of the Westway could be turned into a segregated bike lane under detailed plans for London's
- Train ticket sales rise 3.8% to 1.7bnThe number of train tickets sold in the UK last year rose 3.8% to 1.7 billion, according to the Rail Delivery Group.
- New runway will be built at Heathrow or Gatwick by 2030, MPs toldA new runway will be built at Heathrow or Gatwick by 2030 and the work being done now is vital to make sure the decision is legally watertight, the transport secretary has told sceptical MPs.
- Air pollution raises risk of death 'for decades after exposure'Longest-running study to date analyses long-term mortality risks of Britons exposed to historic particulate pollutionAir pollution raises the risk of death for many decades after exposure, according to the longest-running study to date.The analysis of 368,000 British people over 38 years also showed that those living in the most polluted places have a 14% higher risk of dying than those in the least polluted areas. Those exposed to particulate air pollution were more likely to die from respiratory problems, like pneumonia, emphysema and bronchitis, and also from cardiovascular problems, like h...
- Third runway will 'secure our country's future' says Heathrow airport chiefThe head of Heathrow Airport has urged David Cameron to back the plan for a third runway, saying it is the only way the Prime Minister can
- Controversial Edinburgh flightpath trial declared a successA CONTROVERSIAL flightpath study at Edinburgh Airport which attracted thousands of complaints has been hailed a success, as a
- Gatwick gets a boost over runway costs [Subscription]Gatwick’s bid to build a new runway was given a boost yesterday when the transport secretary suggested that a government-backed panel may have got its figures wrong.
- Pension fund warns Government over Heathrow runwayThe USS has suggested the 'credibility' of the Government's new infrastructure commission hinges whether a new Heathrow runway is built
- Passengers spend �9.4bn on rail faresThe number of rail journeys made in the past year has hit almost 1.7bn, according to ticket sales figures
- UK weather experiences Storm Imogen with rail tracks underwater and road chaos Storm Imogen has battered the South and gave many commuters a horrendous journey to work as trains on various networks were disrupted and ferries across the Channel cancelled.
- Storm Imogen: Watch pilot abort landing as gale force winds cause plane to bounce off runway The hair-raising footage shows the Alitalia flight swaying violently at London City Airport before taking off back into the air
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- Airport bosses at war: Gatwick and Heathrow clash over pollution targets as frustration boils over in wait for runway decision The battle to expand Britain’s airports exploded last night as the boss of Heathrow justified the building of a third runway.
- M6 Toll deal for emergency use could be struck West Midlands transport bosses and government ministers agree to form new working group to tackle jams following last week's horrendous tailbacks
- Asbestos found at new £48 million Bolton interchange site CONTRACTORS working on Bolton’s new £48 million transport interchange have discovered asbestos beneath the construction site.
- London airport expansion: Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye puts extra pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron over third runwayHeathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye has insisted that air quality at his west London airport is "not a problem" as he put even more pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to give the green light to a third runway.
London Evening Standard
- Londoner's Diary: Zac Goldsmith is strangely silent over HeathrowA leaflet dropped into The Londoner’s letter box last week, marked Zac Goldsmith’s Action Plan for Greater London, a thorough summary of his intentions. Topics covered include the night Tube, the protection of the green belt and housebuilding. But there’s something missing: there’s not a single mention of expanding Heathrow.
- TfL unveils plans to pedestrianise Highbury CornerTransport for London is proposing radical changes to Highbury Corner, which would see the one way system scrapped and the road outside the station paved over for pedestrians.
- Heathrow's boss insists third runway would pass EU air quality lawsHeathrow's boss today went on the offensive over whether a third runway at Heathrow could be built without breaching EU limits on air pollution.
- Cannon Street overcrowding: Commuters complain of 'pandemonium' as Storm Imogen wreaks havocCommuters were struggling with delays and overcrowded stations this evening after Storm Imogen wreaked havoc across the rail network.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
- It's time to see real commitment on Northern Powerhouse, business group says CBI has formed Business North group to lobby national and local decision makers and help create jobs in the region
The York Press
- OLD PHOTOS: inside York's old bus factory HERE'S a treat for you - a glimpse inside the old NMU bus factory, which used to be at the bottom of Lansdowne Terrace.
- Free bus trial for York youngsters to be scrapped A FREE bus trial designed to encourage young people on to public transport is likely to be scrapped after uptake slumped much lower than expected.
- Stretch of bypass closed after parts of 'mouse bridge' collapse onto carriageway The road in Church Village, which provides a link between Llantrisant and Pontypridd, has been closed between Beddau Roundabout and Station Road since around 5pm
Wolverhampton Express and Star
- At last! M6 roadworks finished and 70mph limit restoredAfter countless delays, setbacks and nearly three years of work, the M6 motorway between the Black Country and Stafford has finally fully reopened.
Bucks Free Press
- Pothole repairs: Council chief insists workers ‘pulled out all the stops’ over winter More than 2,000 emergency repairs took place in Bucks across January as the cold weather struck, with county councillors now urging residents to remain patient as crews continue repairs.
Get West London
- Just one in 20 Heathrow staff living within 5km of the airport cycle to workThe figure was revealed as part of a major drive by Heathrow to get more employees on their bikes
- Heathrow congestion zone proposals unveiled by London mayoral hopefulLiberal Democrat candidate Caroline Pidgeon says drivers using roads around the airport would pay a similar fee to the central London congestion charge
- Ministers give green light for rail study to boost Plymouth train line Ministers have finally confirmed funding for the two rail studies needed to complete the Westcountry’s bid for further investment.
- County council starts review to save �2million from bus servicesLincolnshire County Council has started its review of subsidised bus services in a bid to save over £2million from its transportation budget.
Other Regional Press
- Train services between Bodmin and Plymouth back to normal Train services between Bodmin and Plymouth which were disrupted yesterday because of Storm Imogen have now resumed.
- Trains between London and Kent delayed after Storm Imogen causes havoc across the countyStations are closed and trains cancelled as Storm Imogen causes havoc on the rail network.
- Airberlin appoints new managing director of Leisure CargoAirberlin announced it has appointed Thilo Sch�fer as managing director of Leisure Cargo on March 1. read more
- Heathrow: 'No discussions yet' with government on environmental issuesHolland-Kaye says he hasn't had a conversation around concerns such as night flights and noise
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- Siemens Convergence Creators-Communication Networks for the Railway Industry Siemens Convergence Creators supplies communication networks for the transport sector.
- Meeting EN550155 Standard with IMX DC-DC Converters Power One's IMX range of DC-DC converters developed by Melcher/Power One have been the industry standard choice for isolated DC-DC voltage converters for over two decades.
- Better enforcement needed to combat drivers using mobile phones says FTAResponding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that ...
- FTA says cycle proposals must consider all road usersThe Freight Transport Association says the Mayor of London’s proposals for major new bike routes across the capital must consider the impact on ...
- Plumpton railway crossing reopens after four months, ending seven-mile detour for residents A LEVEL crossing which closed last autumn over safety fears has reopened.
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Conferences & Expo's
- Cyber Security for Urban Transport Systems - 24 February 2016 - London
- ERTMS and ETCS: The Future of Railway Signalling in the UK 2016 - 22-23 March 2016 - London
- Eurasia Rail - 3-5 March 2016 - Instanbul
- European Rail Safety Conference - 26-27 January 2016 - London
- Exporail 2016 - 26-28 October 2016 - Moscow
- Infrarail - 12-14 April 2016 - London
- Innotrans - 20-23 September 2016 - Berlin
- IT Trans - 1-3 March 2016 - Germany
- LightRail - 26-27 May 2016 - London
- Metro Rail Congress - 26-27 May 2016 - London
- Modernisation of Great Western - 7 March 2016 - London
- Next Steps for UK Rail - 3 March 2016 - London
- Rail Business Awards - 25 February 2016 - London
- Rail Freight - 3 March 2016 - Grays
- Rail Industry Meetings - 16-17 March 2016 - Lille
- Rail Power - 26-27 May 2016 - London
- RailPower - 26-27 May 2016 - London
- RailTel - 26-27 May 2016 - London
- Rolling Stock & Signalling Update - 21 January 2016 - Glasgow
- Smart Eurasia - 26-27 January 2016 - Istanbul
- Smart Rail Europe - 4-5 May 2016 - Amsterdam
- Speed to the West- February 2016 - Cardiff
- The Supply Chain Conference of the Railway Industry - 29 Feb - 1 March 2016 - Berlin
- Trains for a Northern Kingdom - A Fleet Strategy for Scotland - 8 February 2016 - London
- Transport Focus - 9 February 2016 - Liverpool
- Transport Ticketing - 26-28 January 2016 - London
- UK Bus Summit - 11 February 2016 - London
- UK Light Rail Conference - 27-28 July 2016 - Birmingham
- UK Transport Infrastructure Summit - 12-13 APril 2016 - London
- Urban Transport - 21-23 June 2016 - Crete
- World Metrorail Congress - 26-27 May 2016
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