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ScotRail boss denies exit is linked to poor performance

ScotRail Alliance chief Phil Verster has condemned the linking of his surprise departure with poor train performance as “totally wrong”.

Rail workers could be banned from striking to protect people’s ‘right to get to work’ under plans to be considered by MPs

MPs' report calls for better trains between Wales and the Midlands

An influential MPs’ committee has called for newer trains and major investment on the network between Wales and the Midlands.

East West Rail names Phil Verster managing director

East West Rail has chosen Phil Verster to manage delivery of its proposed Oxford-to-Cambridge rail project unveiled by transport secretary Chris Grayling last month.

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  • Southern train services face further disruptionConductors’ strike on Monday threatens fresh misery for passengers but rail firm claims more than 70% of trains will runLong-suffering Southern rail passengers face further disruption on Monday due to a strike by conductors.Planned action by drivers on the network on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday was suspended last week after Southern’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), and the drivers’ union, Aslef, agreed to talks. Continue reading...
  • 60mph speed limit for M1 under consideration to combat air pollutionHighways England plans to introduce Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits to help reduce smog over SheffieldA proposal to impose Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits in order to help ease smog over Sheffield is being considered by Highways England.A 60mph speed limit at rush-hour when vehicle numbers are highest where the M1 runs close to schools and homes in the city could help address air quality concerns, a report commissioned by the agency found. Continue reading...

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  • Port authority told to start againThe body behind plans to transfer up to nine million tonnes of crude oil between tankers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth has been ordered to withdraw its application.

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