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Boris Johnson has given his support to plans to build a second runway at Stansted Airport, the Standard can reveal.

The Mayor said another runway at the airport would be a úfantastic step in the right directionĚ to solving the South-Eastôs air capacity crisis before building a new hub in the Thames Estuary.

Vince Cable: Heathrow third runway will be considered

Business secretary Vince Cable has insisted the governmentís consultation on aviation capacity next month will consider ďall optionsĒ, including a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.

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  • Subway strike off as union votes for new plan A DAMAGING strike by Glasgow Subway staff has been averted after members of the Unite union voted by a narrow margin to accept an overhaul of pay and conditions as well as the loss of 65 jobs.
  • Subway strike off as union votes for new planA DAMAGING strike by Glasgow Subway staff has been averted after members of the Unite union voted by a narrow margin to accept an overhaul of pay and conditions as well as the loss of 65 jobs.

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  • New bus to hospital may be on way A NEW hourly bus service serving the Royal Bolton Hospital could be introduced if transport bosses give it the green light this week.

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  • Pilots declare emergency because they were too tired to land planePilots flying a holiday jet declared an emergency because they were too exhausted to land the plane, it emerged. The crew issued a distress ėpan panô message (Picture: Alamy) Their aircraft was 12 minutes from touching down when the crew issued a distress ėpan panô message saying they could not complete the flight. Instead, they switched the Airbus A330 to autopilot which landed the aircraft without further incident. It is thought to be the first time pilot fatigue has been blamed for such an incident. However, unions say it will become more more frequent if proposed rules which will extend ...

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  • Station master Trevor Francis awarded MBEA green-fingered ScotRail employee has been awarded an MBE for his efforts to brighten up Aberdour station. Trevor Francis, who has manned the station’s ticket office on the south coast of Fife since December 1993, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his tireless services to the community. In his spare time, [...]
  • High Speed wonNetwork Rail has retained the contract to maintain and operate High Speed 1 until 2025. HS1 Ltd, the owners of Britainôs first and only high speed railway, signed the new deal with Network Rail following the successful first five years of operation. HS1 and St Pancras International formally opened in 2007. Says Nicola Shaw, chief [...]
  • NDC gain contractor approvalNDC Consultants have been awarded the Principal Contractors Licence (PCL) following the completion of the SPT Concentrator Renewals 11/12 project. The licence will enable NDC to provide its clients with a full turnkey solution comprising survey, design and build. The SPT Concentrator Renewals 11/12 project consisted of life extension works on the existing concentrator at [...]
  • Centro win for Balfour BeattyRegional transport authority, Centro, has named Balfour Beatty as the preferred bidder to build the Midland Metro extension through Birminghamôs city centre. Says Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip, “This is a prestigious project in the heart of Birmingham and it demands a construction partner of exactly the pedigree and calibre of Balfour Beatty. We worked [...]
  • Gibb to join Network Rail on secondmentNetwork Rail has announced that Virginôs chief operating officer, Chris Gibb, is to join the company on a temporary basis in a bid to improve the West Coast Main Line. Virgin Trains has agreed to the secondment with Network Rail for the remainder of this year to work with the company on improving the performance [...]

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  • Scots want escape from 'perverse' railway laws THE present railway laws introduced by the government at Westminster since 1993 are unnecessarily restrictive and are hampering growth, according to the Scottish Government. It is also concerned about the prospect of the next ScotRail being operated by a foreign state-owned railway, particularly when Scottish public bodies are barred from competing. Now, just days before the vision for Scottish railways from 2014 is expected to be unveiled by Holyrood, Scottish ministers have staged an attack on existing railway legislation, and are calling for further devolution to allow Scotland to make mor...

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  • Vince Cable: Heathrow third runway will be considered Business secretary Vince Cable has insisted the governmentís consultation on aviation capacity next month will consider ďall optionsĒ, including a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Rail nightmares ease for commuters after derailmentPASSENGER train delays to and from Reading Station were easing this evening after contractors shifted a derailed engine which had been causing havoc since the early hours.
  • NEWS FROM JOHN BIGGS; Cable Car 'broken promise to Londoners 18 June, 2012 The new Cable Car crossing the Thames between the O2 and EdExcel is a "broken promise" to Londoners according to Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs. The Cable Car, which originally was supposed to cost the taxpayer nothing, will in fact cost the taxpayer millions of pounds. The sponsors will only pay £36million over 10 years of the total £60million cost. 360-house-thumb.jpg Yes read more
  • News from Caroline Pidgeon - Questions over funding of the Thames Cable Car still remain 18 June, 2012 Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the announcement that the Thames Cable Car will open from midday on Thursday 28 June said: "It is welcome news that the Thames Cable Car will be open before the Olympic Games, as additional forms of transport will be helpful in dealing with the exceptional pressures the capital will face later this Summer,, and help spectators travel between the Excel and O2 venues. 360-house-thumb.jpg ...
  • Assembly launches investigation into cyclist safety in LondonWith 16 deaths on the capitalôs roads last year and injuries also on the rise, where is London going wrong on cyclist safety?† What more needs to be done to make Londoners safer on their bikes?† And what could the capital learn from cities with good cycling records?†† The London Assembly Transport Committee today launches an investigation aimed at drawing together issues around cycling in the capital, assessing how effectively improvements are being delivered, and identifying furt...

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