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Heathrow passengers reach record

The number of passengers using BAA's Heathrow airport reached a record last year while losses for the company narrowed, the airport operator says.

MPs query £1bn transport underspend

The Department for Transport (DfT) accepted a budget cut of £683 million last year then underspent by more than £1 billion, a report by MPs has said.

BAA calls for Heathrow third runway to be reconsidered

Airports boss Colin Matthews has urged the Coalition to put a third runway at Heathrow back on the negotiating table as the Government prepares to investigate how to solve Britain's worsening airports "capacity crunch".

Bus grants plea to shelter passengers from fare rises

City leaders are to demand that the Scottish Government thinks again about a grant cut that has forced Lothian Buses to increase fares and cut services.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

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  • No room at 'full-up' Heathrow airport The boss of Heathrow yesterday said Chinese and South American airlines were being turned away from routes into London because the world's busiest airport was full to capacity.

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  • MPs query £1bn transport underspendThe Department for Transport (DfT) accepted a budget cut of £683 million last year then underspent by more than £1 billion, a report by MPs has said.

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  • BAA in a space raceLOSSES are narrowing at BAA despite a space crunch that has forced the airport operator to turn away airlines wanting new routes.

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  • 100mph train hits bike on trackA SHEFFIELD-BOUND train travelling at about 100mph hit a bike thrown on to the tracks in a ‘mindless act of vandalism’.

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  • City's future must not be stifledPLYMOUTH is "a city on the move" and must not be stifled by lack of connectivity, business leaders were told yesterday, Keith Rossiter writes. They were urged to lobby the Government to make the case for a better train service.

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  • Square deal for King™s CrossPlans to create a paved square with trees in front of King™s Cross station have been given the go ahead. The design, by architects Stanton Williams, will also reveal the Victorian Grade I listed station façade for the first time in 150 years. In place of the current 1970s concourse extension will be a 7,000 [...]
  • Royal Salute for Rail BritanniaHRH Prince Charles braved torrential rain at Wakefield Kirkgate station to rename 70000 Britannia. The locomotive had just hauled the Royal Train on which the prince, a keen supporter of railways, had travelled. Greeting the many local children who had turned out to see him, Prince Charles made his way along the platform with Pete [...]
  • Record run for St PancrasProving that high speed railways are good for business, HS1 Ltd, owner of St Pancras International, is reporting all time high retail sales and footfall in the three weeks before Christmas 2011. Sales rose 20 per cent in the run up to Christmas compared with the same period last year. Footfall was up by 18 per [...]
  • Linlithgow Station™s 167 year old photoA new information panel has been installed at Linlithgow Station to record its claim to be the first station in the world to have been photographed. The photograph was taken in 1845 by David Octavius Hill. The panel also celebrates more recent additions to the station. These include a mural of the annual Marches procession, [...]
  • Network Rail to sell plant subsidiaryNetwork Rail Infrastructure Limited has announced it intends to sell its subsidiary, Network Rail (NDS-Plant) Limited, only four months after setting it up. The NDS-Plant division was set up in November after Network Rail ‘rescued’ equipment supplier Hydrex from administration. Hydrex was the largest provider of road-rail vehicles to the industry and ‘vital for Network [...]
  • Construction begins on Orlando™s SunRail projectConstruction of Orlando’s SunRail commuter rail project has officially begun after a ground breaking ceremony. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad, Congressman John Mica, Congresswoman Corinne Brown and Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator Dr. Yvette Taylor joined local funding partners and several hundred supporters at the future home of the SunRail station in Altamonte [...]

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