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Lilian Greenwood MP was elected as Chair of the Transport Committee on Wednesday 12 July 2017. The remaining members of the Committee were formally appointed on Monday 11 September 2017.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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  • Transport Select CommitteeLilian Greenwood MP was elected as Chair of the Transport Committee on Wednesday 12 July 2017. The remaining members of the Committee were formally appointed on Monday 11 September 2017.

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  • The battle over Southwark stationFrom Baker Street to Westminster, King’s Cross to Wood Green, London’s stations are unique and steeped in history – over 70 London underground stations are listed, and a further 50 lie within conservation areas.
  • The electric vehicle revolution is coming sooner than expectedAfter years of incremental change, the electric vehicle revolution appears to be just on the horizon, according to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

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  • 100th mega ship of 2017 arrives at the Port of Felixstowe Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe will welcome its 100th 18,000+ TEU vessel of 2017 on Thursday this week (14th September) as the UK’s maritime industry celebrates London International Shipping Week (LISW). The 18,270 TEU Matz Maersk is operated by Maersk Line on the 2M Alliance’s AE10/NEU2 service between Europe and Asia. Commenting on the milestone, Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports and a member of the LISW Board of Advisors, said: “The Port of Felixstowe is firmly established as the port of choice for the largest mega-vessels. We were the first port i...
  • Peel Ports to launch Liverpool rail container service Peel Ports is set to launch a new rail container service for its customers using the Port of Liverpool. The company is in advanced contract discussions with both a rail provider and shippers, with the aim of running the first services before the end of 2017. It is the first time Peel Ports has offered an integrated package, giving shippers a seamless route to market, from quayside to any UK destination served by major rail lines, or vice versa.  The service will be presented tonight (12 September) at a London International Shipping Week event hosted at the Lloyds Building by Peel Ports...

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  • Peak-time use for Crossrail's new trainsMore than two months after the first ‘345’ carried passengers, TfL Rail has started using Aventras on peak-time trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. The new EMUs had previously been restricted to an additional rostered duty in the morning on the Metro route to Shenfield.

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  • West Midlands approves £3.4bn decade-long rail investment planMembers of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have now formally stamped the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport that will see £3.4bn invested into tram extensions, suburban rail lines and new stations over the next decade, as well as cycle routes and motorway improvements.

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  • Greater Anglia reveals interior of Aventra commuter train fleetBombardier is to supply 89 five-car and 22 ten-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs for Greater Anglia commuter services under a £900m deal financed by Angel Trains and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The new units will have air-conditioning, plug and USB points and free wi-fi. They will be longer than the units they will replace, and the overall size of the fleet will also be increased.

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