The government must stop putting off the "difficult" decision to expand Heathrow Airport rather than Gatwick, a Commons select committee has said.
The procurement process for the construction of the South Wales Metro transport project and the running of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise should begin this summer.
Race for title of UK's greenest airport is on as Heathrow and Gatwick hail Carbon Trust certification
Airports each announce latest award of Carbon Trust environmental management standards
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
- Scanner failure causes airport delaysManual security checks cause delays at Birmingham Airport after technical problems mean scanners and metal detectors fail twice.
- Tube maintenance staff vote on actionMaintenance workers belonging to the RMT union are voting on whether to strike over their Night Tube pay and conditions deal.
- Fiat and Google in driverless cars dealFiat Chrysler Automobiles announces a deal with Google to double the size of the tech giant's fleet of self-driving cars.
- End delay and expand Heathrow, say MPsThe government must stop putting off the "difficult" decision to expand Heathrow Airport rather than Gatwick, a Commons select committee has said.
- Ministers told to stop ‘dithering’ over Heathrow expansionMinisters should stop their “political dithering” over airport expansion in south-east England and make a firm decision this summer, a committee of MPs said on Wednesday.
- Volvo profits driven by demand for SUVsSwedish carmaker owned by China’s Geely reports robust sales in Europe and China
- Google in self-driving deal with ChryslerAlphabet’s first partnership with a carmaker will test technology in minivans
- Lufthansa hit by first-quarter lossGerman airline group grapples with tough competition from EU budget airlines and Gulf carriers
- Norway Helicopter Crashed 'Caused By Technical Failure, Not Human Error' The Norway helicopter crash that killed 13 people, including a British oil worker, was caused by technical failure and not human error, according to investigators. Eleven passengers and two crew members were killed after the Super Puma aircraft came down near the city of Bergen on Friday. Iain Stuart, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire was among those killed. Norway's Accident Investigation Board said on Tuesday that its probe and visual evidence - including video of the helicopter's rotor propelling into the sea moments before it crashed - indicated sudden mechanical failure, the Press Asso...
- Heathrow expansion opportunity squandered, MPs sayTransport secretary urged to commit to timetable in light of Airports Commission report backing third runway
- Heathrow expansion opportunity squandered, MPs sayTransport secretary urged to commit to timetable in light of Airports Commission report backing third runwayDelaying a decision on a third runway has “squandered the opportunity” to act on evidence and expand Heathrow, a cross-party committee of MPs said as it called on the government to commit to a clear timetable. The Commons transport select committee described ministerial claims of progress in the decision-making process as “illusory” and demanded that the transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, make clear what the outstanding areas of contention were. Continue reading...
- MPs slam Government ‘dithering’ over decision on Heathrow’s third runwayTen months ago, Sir Howard Davies’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended that a third runway be built at Heathrow without undue delay. This week, a Transport Select Committee report has slammed the Government’s response, describing it as “political dithering”.
- Build new runway at Heathrow, say MPs [Subscription]A new runway should be built at Heathrow to end years of political dithering, a cross-party group of MPs advises.
Daily Post (North Wales)
- £400m wing deal for Wrexham aerospace firmMagellan Aerospace UK has signed a contract with Airbus that helps to secure and create jobs
London Evening Standard
- Residents voice safety fears after lorry smashes into bridge in KewResidents have expressed safety fears after a lorry smashed into a railway bridge in south-west London.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
- Stop dithering and make a decision about Heathrow, MPs demandMinisters condemned for failure to make Heathrow decision which Newcastle Airport urgently needs
- Rail passenger treated 'like a criminal' after travelling on Newcastle to Leeds ticket - but getting off at Darlington RAIL campaigners are demanding an overhaul in antiquated ticketing rules which left one North-East traveller close to tears after she travelled on a Newcastle to Leeds train ticket - but got off at Darlington.
- South Wales Metro project moves closer as procurement process expected to start this summerThe procurement process for the construction of the South Wales Metro transport project and the running of the next Wales and Borders rail franchise should begin this summer.
- Eurostar to run 'dry trains' to France during Euro 2016 Football fans travelling by Eurostar for Euro 2016 have been warned that many of the trains will be subject to a total alcohol ban
Wolverhampton Express and Star
- HS2: Top civil servant told to cut rail link costsThe UK's top civil servant has been called in to review the controversial HS2 rail link amid fears that it cannot be completed within its �55 billion budget.
Yorkshire Evening Post
- ‘Travel chaos’ warning as rail firm looks set to axe 100 jobs across East Coast line ‘TRAVEL CHAOS’ could hit passengers at York, Leeds, Wakefield, and Doncaster stations if plans to axe 100 jobs at travel centres go ahead, a union has warned.
- Woodkirk Valley FC juniors find TV fameA Morley football team are the stars of a train company’s new TV advert promoting the north’s attractions.
East Anglian Daily Times
- Thomson’s first long haul Dreamliner flies from Stansted AirportThe first long haul Thomson flight from Stansted Airport took off today (Tuesday).
- Rail workers replace track on the Abellio Greater Anglia line during Bank Holiday closureMore than half a mile of track was replaced by Network Rail engineers on the main line to London over the bank holiday.
Other Regional Press
- Network Rail given go-ahead to build flood culvert near South Hinksey PLANS for a flood culvert under the railway near South Hinksey were approved this afternoon.
- �2.5m tram project has gone off the railsTRAMS bought as part of a multi-million pound transport plan for Preston have been gathering dust for almost two years as the long-running plans remain stalled, it has been revealed.
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- Railway reopens on time for Stafford and Crewe railway upgradeRailway reopens on time for Stafford and Crewe railway upgrade Services on the West Coast Main Line through Stafford resumed today (3rd May) after work on the railway between Stafford and Crewe. The work that took place over the bank holiday weekend was part of the �250 million railway upgrade on this line. Over the holiday, Network Rail worked through the night to complete track, overhead line and signalling work, as part of the project to remove one of the last major bottlenecks on the West Coast Main Line. Part of the �40 billion Railway Upgrade plan, the changes will help create capacity f...
- Ferguson Transport & Shipping gets new site in Fort WilliamScottish-based company Ferguson Transport & Shipping has taken over an 18-acre site near Fort William. The K1 BSW Sawmill plot is now set to become the company's flagship logistics hub, reports Logistics Manager. Due to its size, the site will be home to a variety of spaces, including 160,000 square feet of warehousing, offices, large hard standing and a weighbridge. Having taken on the new site in Fort William, Ferguson will now be able to centralise all of its local activities in one plot. Alasdair Ferguson, group managing director of Ferguson Transport & Shipping, said that this will
Rail Technology Magazine
- RMT ballot members over Night TubeStrikes over the introduction of the Night Tube could return after RMT began balloting members again. RMT opened the ballot today, saying it was due to differences between the London Underground and Tube Lines offers and unresolved issues over pensions. RMT said the London Underground offer...
- Virgin set 59 second punctuality targetVirgin has become the first TOC to publish up-to-date punctuality data on its services, where a train is only classed as being on time if it arrives within 59 seconds of its scheduled arrival. The new punctuality chart, which use the ‘Right Time’ measure, shows that in March Virgin...
- Alstom complete entire Virgin Pendolino fleet overhaulThe entire Virgin Pendolino fleet in the UK has undergone an overhaul in record time at a new Alstom facility. Alstom built the bogie overhaul facility at the Longsight depot in Manchester to carry out the work, allowing them to overhaul an entire set of bogies for either a nine-car or...
- DfT criticised for ignoring environmental impact in franchise bidsThe DfT has been accused of failing to make environmental impact a priority in rail franchise contracts. An environmental audit of the department by the National Audit Office (NAO) found that many stakeholders said the department lacked a clear sustainability policy and appeared to prioritise...
- Air France's union fight handed to former Hollande classmateAn Airbus A318 passenger aircraft, operated by Air France-KLM Group, taxis at Venice Marco Polo Airport in Venice in February, 2015. The airline has appointed a former schoolmate of French President Francois Hollande as its chief executive officer, tightening ties with the political establishment and making it unlikely that the partly state-owned airline will squeeze unions for concessions as elections loom.
- Lufthansa Fares Under Pressure as It Struggles With RevampDeutsche Lufthansa AG said passenger fares are set to erode further this year as it grapples with unions over a restructuring of European operations aimed at stemming the flow of customers to discount rivals. The stock fell as much as 7.1 percent.
- Brussels airport reopens after attacksPassengers advised to arrive 3 hours before departure due to heavy security checks
- Spanish budget carrier joins airline lobby groupAirlines for Europe set up to campaign on issues such as APD and strike action
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- Race for title of UK's greenest airport is on as Heathrow and Gatwick hail Carbon Trust certificationAirports each announce latest award of Carbon Trust environmental management standards
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- 11th World Congress on Railway Research - 29 May - 2 June 2016 - Milano
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- SmartRail USA - 25-26 October 2016 - New York
- UIC Global Rail Freight Conference - 22-23 June 2016 - Rotterdam
- UK Light Rail Conference - 27-28 July 2016 - Birmingham
- Urban Transport - 21-23 June 2016 - Crete
- World Metrorail Congress - 26-27 May 2016
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