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Wi-fi service piloted on trains

Passengers travelling on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to be the first in Scotland to benefit from free wi-fi.

Train upgrade on hold as promised £50m diverted

MINISTERS have been accused of backsliding on plans to upgrade the famous overnight rail service from London to the Highlands after diverting £50million earmarked for the project to Scottish Water.

Act now to save cyclists, councils told

Every council in England and Wales should seize the momentum generated by The Times cycle safety campaign and implement measures to save lives and encourage more cyclists onto the roads, the Government has said.

Bombardier shortlisted for Crossrail contract

Britain's last train factory has been offered a potential lifeline after its Canadian owner Bombardier was named as one of four companies shortlisted for a £1bn Crossrail contract.

Boris Johnson pledges to introduce driverless tube trains within two years

Boris Johnson has pledged to introduce driverless trains on the London Underground network to prevent transport unions holding the capital to ransom with

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

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  • Aer Lingus warns Dublin over stake saleFlag carrier says business model at risk if government sells its 25% holding to a rival whose interests conflicted with those of its partners
  • OSG weighs options after loss deepensLargest US oil tanker operator is considering selling ships, issuing new shares or taking on more debt after another tough year
  • RMT rejects Olympic pay offerThe Rail, Maritime and Transport union rejects £500 bonus offer saying ˜severely restricted™ leave would make life ˜impossible™ for many staff

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  • Crossrail bidders must highlight UK role Contenders for £1bn contract must state which part of their bid is made in Britain – but the government says the information will not be used to decide who wins the deal

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  • £1bn contract hope for train maker Hopes have risen that Britain's last remaining train factory will win a job-saving £1 billion contract for the cross-London Crossrail project.

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  • Web trial to bring intercity internet to Scottish trainsFREE wi-fi is to be trialled on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Transport Minister Keith Brown announced today.The Scottish Government has awarded a £250,000 contract to ScotRail to carry out a pilot scheme for three months over the summer.
  • Anger as tram workers make tracks for LeithTRADERS in Leith have been left furious after being told the street will have to undergo six months of new tram roadworks – even though the line will stop in the city centre.

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  • Ticket scheme leads to rise in passengersBUS passenger levels have grown strongly on routes in Sheffield with shared ticketing and service arrangements between operators – against an overall decline across South Yorkshire which officials believe is down to the poor state of the economy.

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  • Bill Ford Jr aims to combat rising global congestion problemThe great-grandson of the founder of iconic motor company Ford is preparing to urge a conference of mobile technology specialists to do more to combat congestion worldwide.According to the Associated Press, Bill Ford Jr is planning to stress the need to plan early in order to combat the problem in the future.He is due to address a conference in Barcelona next Monday (March 5th) and will stress the need for action, with the global population set to rise from seven to nine billion within the next four decades.Mr Ford will call on specialists to work with the automotive sector and governments to ...

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