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China to ban production of petrol and diesel cars 'in the near future'

Announcement aimed at tackling pollution will prove a huge incentive to development and sale of electric and hybrid vehiclesChina, the world's biggest vehicle market, is considering a ban on the production and sale of fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as Beijing seeks to ease pollution.

Cycle collision report is ‘victim blaming’ [Subscription]

The Department of Transport has advised the Road Safety Authority (RSA) that an unpublished report detailing collisions involving cyclists could be interpreted as “victim blaming” if released.

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye speaks out

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye urgently needs to convince politicians of his green credentials, at the same time as fending off a cheaper rival.

High-speed synergies for the north

Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is now being increasingly seen as the third phase of the UK’s high-speed rail programme. RTM’s Luana Salles reports on what this means for the region and Transport for the North (TfN).

Elizabeth line rolling stock: a culture of co-operation

With the Elizabeth Line tantalisingly close to completion and the first of its new rolling stock already on track, David Sherrin, senior project manager for rolling stock at TfL, updates RTM’s Josh Mines on the progress and delivery of the new trains.

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  • Segregation or acceptable luxury: should first-class train travel be abolished?Trains have traditionally been riddled with class distinction and snobbery. As our crowded commuter routes come under pressure to stop segregating, author Andrew Martin ponders what we will lose with the scrapping of first class
  • Is the flying car ready for takeoff?At least six developers have retail road-air vehicles in the pipeline, so it's time to watch the skies. A little white winged pod lifts itself off the ground and glides off into the distance. The whole movement looks effortless. It's like watching Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder except we're in a nondescript airfield in Germany, not the planet Tatooine.
  • The Guardian view on dangerous cycling: justice is not about headlines | EditorialAfter a woman is killed by a bike, the government suggests it may extend dangerous driving offences to cyclists. But an extreme case, however terrible, is a poor basis for law. Dangerous cycling can kill people. Last year a woman named Kim Briggs stepped into a road in central London and was struck by an 18-year-old cyclist who had no front brake.
  • China to ban production of petrol and diesel cars 'in the near future'Announcement aimed at tackling pollution will prove a huge incentive to development and sale of electric and hybrid vehiclesChina, the world's biggest vehicle market, is considering a ban on the production and sale of fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as Beijing seeks to ease pollution.

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  • Waverley delay is frustrating For a railway station that sits slap bang in the middle of a Capital city, it can be pretty tricky to get in and out of Waverley....

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  • High-speed synergies for the northNorthern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is now being increasingly seen as the third phase of the UK’s high-speed rail programme. RTM’s Luana Salles reports on what this means for the region and Transport for the North (TfN).
  • Elizabeth line rolling stock: a culture of co-operationWith the Elizabeth Line tantalisingly close to completion and the first of its new rolling stock already on track, David Sherrin, senior project manager for rolling stock at TfL, updates RTM’s Josh Mines on the progress and delivery of the new trains.
  • Flight Rail: a new type of train? For over 20 years, American engineer Max Schlienger has worked on a new type of high-speed rail system, propelled by air pressure. The train can be seen in action today in Schlienger’s backyard, where a 1:6 scale model demonstrates the system’s green…

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  • “BEST-EVER” AUGUST FOR HEATHROWHeathrow Airport has hailed its "best-ever" August after welcoming almost 7.5 million passengers.
  • West Midlands transport investment vitalNigel Waldron, president of the Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce, says a strong transport strategy is one of the key ingredients required to drive a local economy, adding that the business community in Sutton Coldfield will be looking on with great interest, following the announcement of a £1 billion investment in the West Midlands rail network.
  • How local protesters saved a North Lincolnshire railway line from closureA CLOSURE-threatened North Lincolnshire railway station won a very welcome reprieve 50 years ago. And the pictures on the right were taken to mark the achievement.

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