Breaking News

Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours

Transport minister urges counterparts from Japan to buy trains made in Derby for their suburban rolling stockTransport secretary Chris Grayling is lobbying Japan, the country that pioneered modern high-speed trains, to buy rolling stock from Derby as part of the government’s post-Brexit trade push.In a counter-intuitive move, Grayling has urged Japanese ministers to purchase trains from the UK. Japan’s bullet trains are among the best in the world, but Grayling believes slower suburban rolling stock is better manufactured in Britain.

Double decker trains ‘could ease Edinburgh to Glasgow travel crisis’

Using double decker trains to transport passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow could help solve the country’s rail crisis, according to Scotland’s former transport minister.

Monday, 27 February 2017

BBC News

The Guardian

  • Pakistani airline launches probe into 'extra passengers' claimPIA airline dismisses report that some people were forced to stand in aisle as “baseless”An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers.People with handwritten boarding cards scrambled for seats as the Boeing 777 taxied for takeoff on 20 January, according to the report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn. Continue reading...
  • New £185m Manchester tram line that unearthed burial site opensSecond City Crossing between town hall and Victoria station had been delayed when 280 bodies were discovered in 2015A new £185m tram line, the construction of which unearthed hundreds of bodies in a burial site, has opened in Manchester city centre.The Second City Crossing runs from the neo-gothic town hall to Manchester Victoria station and is the final part of a £1.5bn transport expansion plan. Continue reading...
  • End UK tax incentives for diesel vehicles, ministers are urgedCampaigners write to chancellor to urge him to end tax breaks and bring in scheme to encourage switch to greener carsMinisters are coming under growing pressure to remove tax incentives for diesel cars and offer compensation to motorists so they can swap to more environmentally friendly vehicles.A group of medical professionals, environmental campaigners and lawyers has written to the chancellor ahead of the budget to demand a change to the vehicle excise duty that they say subsidises diesel cars. Continue reading...
  • Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yoursTransport minister urges counterparts from Japan to buy trains made in Derby for their suburban rolling stockTransport secretary Chris Grayling is lobbying Japan, the country that pioneered modern high-speed trains, to buy rolling stock from Derby as part of the government’s post-Brexit trade push.In a counter-intuitive move, Grayling has urged Japanese ministers to purchase trains from the UK. Japan’s bullet trains are among the best in the world, but Grayling believes slower suburban rolling stock is better manufactured in Britain.

The Herald

Times Online

Daily Express

Mail Online

The Mirror

This is Money

Bradford Telegraph & Argus

Edinburgh Evening News

Northern Echo

Wales Online

East Anglian Daily Times

Other Regional Press

Bus and Coach.com

Green Miscellany

  • Our friends electric: How Europe is cleaning up its railwaysBritain may have an electric railway that this year celebrates its 134th birthday, but electrification of the entire network lags behind other European countries. Forty per cent of the British rail network was electrified by 2006, representing 60% of all rail journeys. However, electrification of remaining lines, particularly with the more-efficient overhead lines, remains slow. While we wring our hands about the financial… The post Our friends electric: How Europe is cleaning up its railways appeared first on ETA.

Other News Sources

Recent Archives

Conferences & Expo's

All Transport

Bus and Coach

Campaign Groups

Friends of TransportInfo

Logistics

Passenger Representatives

Trades Unions

Aviation

Motoring

Rail

Shipping

News Media

 

Better Transport, Better Lives

Tweets by TransportInfo


Tweets by Cogitamus