Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.
An estimated 900,000 rail journeys each year in Scotland are made by people who deliberately avoid paying their fare, according to train operator ScotRail, which revealed the figure as it launched a crackdown on fare dodgers.
A 12-month Chiltern Railways trial will be launched later this year on journeys between Birmingham and London
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
- Air pollution 'neglected for road safety', researchers claimAir pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.
- Driverless Roborace car speeds around DoningtonA prototype racing car, testing self-driving technology for the forthcoming Roborace contest, takes a lap around Donington Park's circuit.
- Plane makes emergency landing after tyre bursts on take offA plane flying from Amsterdam to Manchester makes an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport after a tyre burst in flight.
- Caledonian MacBrayne sets out new contract targets
- Pilots on Glasgow Airport alcohol charge released on bailTwo pilots are released on bail over claims they tried to board a flight from Scotland to the US while under the influence of alcohol.
- American Airlines boss switches seats to rival UnitedAmerican Airlines president Scott Kirby moves to rival United Continental to take up the same job.
Department for Transport
- Better journeys on the way for rail passengers across the West MidlandsRail Minister Paul Maynard announces a host of extra benefits and services for passengers in the West Midlands.
- Alphabet executive quits Uber boardDrummond’s exit highlights growing rivalry in areas such as driverless cars
- Pilots bailed after being charged with being under influence of alcoholTwo American airline pilots have been released on bail and charged with being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to the US.
- ScotRail say 900,000 journeys made fraudulently each yearAn estimated 900,000 rail journeys each year in Scotland are made by people who deliberately avoid paying their fare, according to train operator ScotRail, which revealed the figure as it launched a crackdown on fare dodgers.
- End of the line for paper rail tickets? New technology 'will detect your smartphone on the train and then deduct the fare when you get off' A train company is planning to trial a new hands-free ticket system that will automatically deduct passengers' fares when they exit the train.
- Transport planners 'neglecting air quality in favour of road death prevention' There has been little improvement in air quality over the last 20 years as transport planners concentrate on preventing road deaths, according to a new study.
- First pictures of pilots who 'tried to board their flight to America while drunk' as pair appear in court Paul Grebenc, 35, and Carlos Licona, 45, were allegedly under the influence of alcohol before they were due to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to Newark, US
- Birmingham Airport runway closed after emergency landing Runway closed for half an hour after flight from Amsterdam to Manchester forced to land with burst tyre.
- Trial could see end to train tickets and automatic best prices for each journey A 12-month Chiltern Railways trial will be launched later this year on journeys between Birmingham and London
London Evening Standard
- Uber driver takes sleeping woman on 35-mile detour across LondonA woman who fell asleep in an Uber car woke up to find she had been taken on 35-mile detour and charged £85 for a journey that should only have taken a few minutes.
Manchester Evening News
- Crackdown on 'boy racer commuters' under Manchester Airport tunnelNew figures reveal 60 per cent of drivers in A538 tunnels are speeding as they head towards affluent Cheshire suburbs
The York Press
- Lorry ban on level crossing may be vetoed due to new data A MOVE to ban lorries from the centre of a North Yorkshire town could be scaled down, after businesses objected and new data showed pollution problems are not as bad as feared.
East Anglian Daily Times
- Rail delays between Ipswich and Lowestoft after swing bridge failureRail services between Ipswich and Lowestoft via Saxmundham have been delayed because of a bridge fault.
Other Regional Press
- ScotRail launches campaign to tackle fare dodgersSCOTRAIL has launched a campaign to tackle ticket fraud after it was revealed that 900,000 rail fares are dodged each year by Scots passengers.
- Campaigner claims Oxford train station provision not as bad as survey suggests A TRANSPORT campaigner has rubbished claims that Oxford is one of the worst cities for train station service in the country, with just one.
- Drivers facing more misery as number of utility roadworks rises by thousands in Oxfordshire DRIVERS are facing more misery on the roads after utility companies carried out thousands of extra roadworks.
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- West Midlands Combined Authority receives �36.5m devolution boost
- Topical seminars for Euro Bus Expo
- First puts manufacturers latest products to the test in annual Millbrook trials
- Scotland's new trains arrive next monthThe first of ScotRail's brand new electric units on order from Hitachi will be delivered to the UK in September.
- Rail industry an “undoubted success” 20 years after privatisationBritain’s rail industry has scored “undoubted success in growing its market over the 20 years or so since the industry was privatised” - report
- GWR shows off the first of its new Class 387 EMUsNew electric multiple units for Great Western Railway have been unveiled, ahead of their introduction into traffic on September 5.
- Aeroflot Group reports 1H net profit of $39 millionRussia’s Aeroflot Group reported first-half 2016 profit of RUB2.5 billion ($39 million), reversed from a net loss of RUB3.5 billion in the 1H 2015. read more
- Former SunExpress CEO joins Thomas Cook GroupUK-based tour operator Thomas Cook Group has appointed former SunExpress CEO Paul Schwaiger as commercial director-Continental Europe, effective Sept. 1. read more
- Southwest, pilots reach ‘agreement in principle’ on new contractDallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), the union representing the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, have reached an “agreement in principle” on a new contract, according to SWAPA. read more
- Kirby resigns as American’s president, named United’s presidentAmerican Airlines president Scott Kirby has resigned, effective immediately, to take the same position with rival United Airlines. read more
- LAX issues ground stop after false shooter alertLos Angeles International Airport (LAX) issued a ground stop Sunday evening, Aug. 28, after an alert about a possible shooter. read more
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- Now for the real test as London Bridge Station opens new concourse after bank holiday TWO thirds of the �1billion redeveloped London Bridge station opened for business yesterday.
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Conferences & Expo's
- 19th Annual conference of railway experts - 14-15 February 2017 - Germany
- Bogie 16 - 12-15 September 2016 - Budapest
- Delivering major rail projects - 29 November 2016 - London
- Digital Rail Summit - 8 September 2016- London
- ERTMS Education Days - 1 December 2016 - London
- Exporail 2016 - 26-28 October 2016 - Moscow
- Fixed Track Forms for High Speed - 11 October - Manchester
- Future of London Transport Strategy - 3 November 2016 - Bracknell
- HS2 Beyond Phase 1 - 12 October 2016 - London
- Innotrans - 20-23 September 2016 - Berlin
- Intelligent Rail Summit 2016 - 22-24 November 2016 - Naples
- Moblab - 12-13 October 2016 - Switzerland
- Northern Powerhouse Rail Conference - 10 November 2016 - Manchester
- Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 - 14-16 March 2017 Amsterdam
- Rail Business Awards - 23 February 2017 - London
- Rail IT World Congress - 14-15 November 2016- Amsterdam
- Rail simulation technology forum - 21-23 November 2016 - Amsterdam
- Railcon 16 - 13-14 October 2016 - Serbia
- Railtech 2017 - 28-24 March 2017 - Utrecht
- Railtex 2017 - 9-11 May 2017 - Birmingham
- Railway Brake and Friction - 14 December 2016 - Derby
- Railway condition Monitoring - 27-28 September 2016 - Birmingham
- Railway safety - 2-7 October 2016 - Paris
- Railweek - 27 June - 3 July 2016
- Rolling Stock Procurement - 15 November 2016 - London
- RVE 2016 - 6 October 2016 - Derby
- SmartMetro 2016 - 1-3 November 2016 - Copenhagen
- SmartRail USA - 25-26 October 2016 - New York
- Stephenson Conference - 25-27 April 2017 - London
- The Future of Rail - 1 December 2016 - London
- Transport-Led Development in the Midlands 2016 - 19 October 2016 - Birmingham
- UK Rail Industry Forum 2016 - 14 September 2016 - London
- World Metro Rail Congress - 25-26 April 2017 - London
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