Court rules that immediate publication is essential and rejects Defra’s plea to delay until after the general election
Heathrow has upgraded its 2017 full-year forecasts after a rise in passenger numbers as well as cargo demand at the London airport.
The locations under consideration include three in Cardiff and two each in Swansea and Wrexham
Friday, 28 April 2017
- Welsh questions, Brexit and 'pre-election tension'Never knowingly off message, Alun Cairns threw a couple of random references to "strong and stable leadership" during the first five minutes of Welsh questions, the last one before the general election.
- New railway station plans for Wales chosen for scrutinyCity suburbs and rural towns could benefit if the 12 sites are judged to be viable.
- Justice committee backs Scots railway policing mergerHolyrood's justice committee backs the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill, but MSPs were split on integration plans.
- Northern rail workers walk out as strike beginsNorthern warns passengers its services will be
- 'Please offer me a seat' badges launched on TfL networkTransport for London launches
- Bike event aims to improve cycle routesGlasgow cyclists are being encouraged to record their journeys as part of the European Cycling Challenge 2017.
- Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlementDr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight.
- TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suitBritish inventor says the project is just a bit of fun and safer than a motorbike.
- Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPsIt was 'morally reprehensible' for the car maker not to warn customers sooner about a second recall, MPs say.
- Nigeria seeks $6bn China loan to modernise railwaysGovernment looks to revive economy via spending on big infrastructure projects
- United’s repair job mixes sense and nonsenseAirlines just need to give staff scope to tackle customer crises, writes Andrew Hill
- United to offer up to $10,000 for overbooked seatsAirline acts to repair its reputation after violent removal of passenger
- United settles passenger abuse incidentConfidential payout follows policy changes and $10,000 overbooking offer
- The Guardian view on air pollution: playing politics with the nation’s healthThe high court shouldn’t have been asked to decide on this. But it has rightly ruled against the government’s latest efforts to delay action on air quality
- Air pollution plan cannot be delayed, high court tells governmentCourt rules that immediate publication is essential and rejects Defra’s plea to delay until after the general election
- Passenger ‘humiliated’ after being tied up following cabin move on BA flightA British Airways passenger was restrained after entering the business class cabin of an aircraft.
- Government says it won't publish air pollution plan as it would drop 'controversial bomb' on election'It is wrong for the Government to put poll ratings before public health'
- Bigger jets help Heathrow to soar [subscription]Heathrow take-off and landing slots may be full but larger aircraft bringing more passengers, a spending splurge in the shopping malls and record earnings from the Heathrow Express have prompted profit upgrades at Europe’s busiest airport.
- MPs blast Vauxhall's 'reckless disregard for safety' after spate of Zafira fires The car maker “put drivers at risk” by not immediately investigating blazes in its Zafira B models, a Commons Transport Committee report found
This is Money
- Millionaires snap up Oyster Card-style private jet flights The Gatwick firm, which rents planes to wealthy travellers, reported profits of £4.3m in the year to January 31, a 38.6 per cent increase from £3.1m the year before.
- Aston Martin trashes �65m of cars at new Wales factory Aston Martin said the film commemorates 104 years of the brand - and what better way to do it than to gather �65m of vehicles and powerslide them through the new facility grounds?
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
- Call-to-arms for business leaders in campaign to bring high-speed rail to BradfordBUSINESS leaders in West Yorkshire and beyond have been urged to shout out about why Bradford needs a high-speed rail station.
- Northern Rail strike: here's all the Bradford services still running todayNorthern Rail is entering another day of strike action in a row about driver-only trains.
- Heathrow Airport raises its full-year forecast on soaring passenger numbersHeathrow has upgraded its 2017 full-year forecasts after a rise in passenger numbers as well as cargo demand at the London airport.
Daily Post (North Wales)
- Plans for four new North Wales railway stations take 'significant step forward'MPs say the facilities would be 'incentive for businesses' and argue an integrated transport system would help local economy grow
London Evening Standard
- Bank Holiday travellers warned to prepare for delays on roads and railBank Holiday drivers have been warned to prepare for travel delays over the weekend as more than 10 million cars are expected to take to the roads on leisure trips.
- Cancer patient 'kicked off British Airways flight after taking a seat in first class to stretch his legs because he was in pain'The man kicked off a British Airways flight on a remote Portuguese air base for "demanding an upgrade" is a 65-year-old cancer sufferer who moved seats because he was in pain, according to the woman who helped him.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
- More cheap flights from Newcastle as a third airline announces bargain deals Fancy flying to Alicante or Geneva for £26.49 one-way? EasyJet has announced some bargain deals
- Barred from taking scooter on train, the pensioner who just wanted to visit sick husband A PENSIONER who spent the last of her savings on a mobility scooter in order to “keep her independence” has been prevented from using it by a train provider.
- There could be 12 new railway stations built in WalesThe locations under consideration include three in Cardiff and two each in Swansea and Wrexham
Get West London
- Anger as Back Heathrow residents group boss bags top job at airportFormer Back Heathrow director, Rob Gray, will soon be in charge of community engagement for the airport
Other Regional Press
- Full steam ahead for golden celebrations at railway centreALL aboard a golden anniversary at Didcot Railway Centre this bank holiday.
- Ambitious plans for three new train stations at Wrexham and DeesideThree new train stations could be built in the region as part of ambitious transport improvements.
- New railway station for Deeside a step closer as Welsh Government takes plan forwardDeeside could get a new railway station as part of the Welsh Government’s plans to improve rail infrastructure across Wales
Buying Business Travel
- United to offer passengers up to $10k to give up seatsAirline announces new policies as it attempts to repair damage to reputation
Rail Technology Magazine
- Hydraulic Systems for Faster, Safer Tilting Trains Eaton's hydraulically operated tilting train system delivers a safe and reliable route to reduced journey times, while ensuring passengers enjoy the most comfortable ride.
- State of the Art in Wheel Detection Frauscher Sensortechnik understands the challenge of developing inductive wheel sensors that can guarantee fail-safe, reliable wheel detection. However, while wheel detection systems are in use worldwide, the technology could still be improved.
- Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB/MIVB) Chooses NetModule Communications specialist NetModule reports a successful major project with AEG Belgium for the STIB/MIVB transport company in the nation's capital city. From the start of the project in March 2013 to its completion at the end of 2015, more than 1,08…
- Deals this week: Stadler, Alstom, Sound Transit Stockholm Transport (SL) has placed a CHF232M ($233m) order to Stadler for 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU), which also includes an option for an additional 45 vehicles.
- PwC economist joins Hansford Review panelRespected economist Daniel Hanson has today been appointed to the Hansford Review panel. The investigation, being led by Professor Peter Hansford, is examining contestability in the UK rail market and looking into options for third-party investment and infrastructure delivery on the national...
- RSSB issues guidance to reduce broken-down train disruptionsNew industry guidance has been issued by the RSSB to reduce the amount of disruption that is caused by broken-down trains on the UK rail network, a move the body claims could lead to savings of up to £2.5m a year for the sector. In a report released this week, the organisation recommended...
- London Assembly calls for DfT rethink on South Eastern devolutionThe DfT have been told to “go back to the drawing board” and return to its 2016 plan of devolving some routes for the South Eastern franchise to TfL and the mayor of London. In a letter to the transport secretary, the chair of the London Assembly transport committee, Caroline Pidgeon...
- WYCA receives �173m boost to develop local rail improvementsLeeds city-region has been handed a £173.5m funding package from the government to go towards drawing up proposals for future rail developments amongst other transport improvements for the region. It is hoped that the money will lead to commuters seeing more reliable journeys, better...
- United Airlines makes major policy changes to regain customer trustUnited Airlines is making a number of policy changes aimed at improving customer service and CEO Oscar Munoz has issued another public apology for the incident on flight 3411 in which a passenger was dragged off an aircraft to make way for a crew member. read more
- Ryanair wins European social insurance caseIreland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will reclaim €15 million ($16.3 million) from French authorities following a ruling in the airline’s favor at the European Court of Justice (ECJ). read more
- Alitalia delays shareholder meeting Italian flag carrier Alitalia has delayed a crucial meeting of its shareholders, as it teeters on the brink of insolvency. read more
- United reaches legal settlement with bumped passengerLawyers for David Dao—the passenger violently dragged off United Express flight 3411 nearly three weeks ago—announced April 27 an amicable settlement had been reached with United Airlines. read more
- Lufthansa Group posts first quarterly revenue gain since 2008Lufthansa Group recorded a net loss of €68 million ($73 million) for the first quarter of 2017, deepened from the company’s €8 million net loss in 1Q 2016. read more
- Southwest Airlines to end overbooking, cites United incidentSouthwest Airlines said it will end the practice of overbooking flights at some point in the current quarter. read more
Other News Sources
- South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd and megabus.com partner to launch new routesmegabus.com and South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company Ltd will offer five new routes across the midlands and south west of England, offering direct links to Heathrow or Gatwick from 13 towns and cities.
- Heathrow seeks regional construction hubs to pre-assemble componentsHeathrow is seeking out UK construction hubs to allow components of its £16 billion expansion to be built away from the airport.
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Conferences & Expo's
- 19th Int Conference on Railway Engineering - 21-22 September 2017 - London
- 3rd Annual: UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration - 3 June 2017 - London
- 5th Railway Forum Berlin - 30-31 August 2017 -Berlin
- CILT Annual Conference - 8-9 June - Kenilworth
- Coach and Bus UK - 4-5 October 2017 - Birmingham
- Cycle City Active City - 11-12 May 2017 - Bradford
- Digital Transport - 6-7 July 2017 - Oxford
- ETCR Seminar on EU Transport & Railway Affairs - 3-14 June 2017 - Belgium
- European Bus Forum - 29 June 2017 - Manchester
- European Transport Conference - 4-6 October 2017 - Barcelona
- Expo Ferroviaria - 3-5 October 2017 - Milan
- Intelligent Transport - 31 October 2017 - London
- Light Rail Day - 11-12 September 2017 - Copenhagen
- Metrorail World Congress - 25-26 April - London
- Microlise Transport Conference - 17 May 2017 - Coventry
- Rail Live - 21-22 June 2017 - Long Marston, UK
- Rail Power - 25-26 April 2017 - London
- Railtex 2017 - 9-11 May 2017 - Birmingham
- Railway Engineering - 21-22 June 2017 - Edinburgh
- Smarter Travel Live - 19-20 October 2017 - Milton Keynes
- Stephenson Conference - 25-27 April 2017 - London
- The Future of Transportation World Conference - 5-6 July 2017 - Cologne
- Transport Ticketing Global - 23-24 January 2018 -London
- Urban Tramway Infrastructure - 16 May 2017 - Copenhagen
- World Metro Rail Congress - 25-26 April 2017 - London
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