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North rail 'not fit for purpose'

The rail network north of Perth is unfit for purpose according to Scotland's Camber of Commerce

Strip pensioners of free bus passes, says think tank

Pensioners should be stripped of free bus travel as part of efforts to save £15 billion, a think tank said.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

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  • Cash boost for electric van manThe first vans eligible for the Government™s new Plug-in Van Grant, have been announced by Transport Secretary Justine Greening and Business Minister Mark Prisk today.

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  • Growth in passenger numbersEasyjet, which is Scotland's biggest airline, also disputed Ryanair's claims that it was the only carrier to experience growth at Edinburgh, pointing out that it was expecting 7% growth in passenger numbers this year and has recently announced five new routes.
  • Anger as Ryanair chief claims 300 jobs at riskRYANAIR'S claims that 300 jobs at Edinburgh Airport will go as the airline axes five routes from its summer schedule have been disputed by the airport's operators.

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  • Transport firm's £4m fleet dealTransport and logistics firm Woodside Group has invested over £4m in a new fleet of Volvo trucks.Related StoriesLate returns drop as man hikes up finesPharmaceuticals firm advertises global rolesNew IT advice service for tourism sectorMy Inspiration: Julie McNeiceLeaders plan China visit to help Ulster's economy

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  • £88m to fund transport bodyTRANSPORT chiefs in South Yorkshire have set a budget for next year that will see £88.2 million collected from councils.
  • Bus scheme set for citywide expansionTRANSPORT bosses are planning to expand a scheme across the whole of Sheffield in which bus operators share the running of routes and offer tickets which can be used on any firm’s vehicles.

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Global Rail News

  • Invitation to go to global launch of new PPE productRail health & safety advisors and project and construction managers are invited to the global launch of a personal protection equipment (PPE) product designed to help save trackside workers™ lives. The Fhoss Technology® Ltd PPE will be unveiled at a private railway in Kent on March 22 (2012) and anyone interested in attending can contact [...]
  • Crossrail plans to ˜lessen impact of construction™ on west LondonCrossrail has announced that it has reduced the extent of land required for a major sub-station at Great Western Road in west London. As a result of Crossrail™s efforts to reduce the size of the sub-station site, a building at 56 Great Western Road is no longer required. Crossrail has been working closely with Big [...]
  • SNCF orders trains from Alstom for €25 millionAlstom has received an order from SNCF (on behalf of the Pays de la Loire Region) for five regional trains from the Coradia Polyvalent range for around €25 million. The Pays de Loire Region currently operates 54 Alstom regional trains and has already ordered 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains. In addition, the Pays de la Loire [...]
  • New focus on HS2As campaigners against High Speed Two try to reverse the government™s decision a new report published by Passenger Focus and Network Rail spells out public backing for the increased levels of rail service that will benefit hard pressed commuters. The report also finds public support for the project increasing. HS2 will benefit commuters travelling between [...]
  • Network Rail becomes Associate Sponsor of RailStaff Awards 2012Network Rail is, for the fifth consecutive year, an Associate Sponsor together with category sponsor of the ‘Rail Person of the Year 2012′ at the RailStaff Awards. The event, held in Birmingham in October 2012, focuses on the people who deliver the services and infrastructure essential to the UK railway, round the clock, 365 days [...]
  • New team at Greater AngliaRuud Haket (above), who led Abellio™s successful bid for the Greater Anglia franchise, heads a new team as managing director. The team includes: ¢ Andrew Goodrum, Customer Services Director ¢ Adam Golton, Finance Director ¢ Thijs Jan Noomen, Projects Director ¢ John Ratcliffe, Engineering Director ¢ Nanouke van ˜t Riet, Operations Director ¢ Andrew Camp, [...]

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