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ScotRail to trial hydraulic tech to cut carbon emissions

A new hydraulic pump could reduce Scotlandís carbon emissions by 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The digital pump, which is being used by ScotRail, will initially be trialled on a standard commuter train. Most modern diesel trains use a hydraulic unit to power each...

Saturday, 23 December 2017

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  • 🎄🎄 Merry Christmas from the TransportInfo team 🎄🎄🎄 🎅🏼 We will be taking a little break over the festive season. TransportInfo will not be updated between 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. We will be back on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!! 🤶🏽🎄

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  • The carriage belted out Christmas songs: readers' positive public transport talesThe #GreatThingsThatHappenedOnTransit hashtag sharing stories of community and connection forged on public transport was born on Twitter in response to criticism by Elon Musk. We asked you to share some of your own, and here we present a selection.
  • Christmas getaway sees disruption on roads, rail and at airportsLast-minute shoppers will combine with people visiting friends and relatives to cause a busy weekend on the UK transport networkThe Christmas getaway is set to continue through the weekend after a ‚ÄúFrantic Friday‚ÄĚ exodus from major cities saw congested roads and rail disruption on the last working day before the festive break.Roads will remain busy on Saturday with those who delayed travelling to avoid Friday‚Äôs rush joining last-minute shoppers and online delivery vehicles. Continue reading...

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  • Bilton relief road 'threat': Guide to what happens next Disappoinment has been expressed at a decision by North Yorkshire Couny Council to refuse to rule out a multi-million pound relief road in Bilton just over a week after Harrogate councillors voted overwhelmingly against it.

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  • Consumer rail freight movement reaches record highRecord growth in two of the main rail freight markets has continued, according to a report published yesterday. The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) latest quarterly rail freight figures have revealed that construction traffic has increased by 2% compared to Q2 last year, moving 1.1 billion...
  • RMT and TSSA cancel five days of Virgin West Coast strikesThe RMT and TSSA unions have cancelled planned strikes today and throughout January on Virgin and Virgin West Coast services after coming to an agreement with the operator. Initially the industrial action was scheduled for today, 22 December, and 5, 8, 26 and 29 January next year, but Virgin...
  • ScotRail to trial hydraulic tech to cut carbon emissionsA new hydraulic pump could reduce Scotlandís carbon emissions by 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The digital pump, which is being used by ScotRail, will initially be trialled on a standard commuter train. Most modern diesel trains use a hydraulic unit to power each...

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