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Virgin Atlantic hit by fuel costs

Soaring fuel costs and rising taxes took their toll on Virgin Atlantic as the airline slumped to an underlying loss of £80.2 million.

'Cheap’ National Express boss is given a bonus

National Express is boosting the pay of its chief executive Dean Finch, including handing him an extra performance-based share bonus currently worth £550,000, after deciding it hired him “on the cheap”.

Passenger watchdog handles more train complaints

The number of complaints against rail companies has jumped by nearly a third over the past year, watchdog Passenger Focus has reported.

London 2012 Games bring busiest days in Tube's history

London Underground carried more customers on Wednesday 1 August than on any other day in its history, with 4.25 million passengers. The record was then promptly broken the next day,

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  • Cycling map to be redrawn CYCLISTS and residents are being given the chance to air their views on a new bike network for York.

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  • Crossrail releases images of Paddington developmentNew images have been released of Crossrail’s proposed 15-storey over-site development at Paddington. Plans have now been submitted to Westminster City Council for the 320,000 sq ft development is located at the junction of Bishop™s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal, with the new London Underground Hammersmith & City line station to the south. [...]
  • Bombardier extends Newark AirTrain contractBombardier Transportation has signed a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a further 10 years. The contract is valued at approximately $243 million (197 million euro) and will start on August 3, 2012. The AirTrain system at Newark Liberty International Airport [...]
  • Dublin™s new Luas light rail line to open in 2017A tribunal has given the go-ahead to a new 370 million euro light rail line in Dublin – the latest phase of the city’s Luas Light Rail project The new Luas line will run between the Green Line terminus to St Stephen’s Green, then through the city centre on to Broombridge. Construction of the 6km [...]
  • Rail worker retires after 50 years in the industryA Greater Anglia employee has retired after 50 years in the rail industry. John Coates, 65, started out as a teenage apprentice coppersmith and worked his way up to maintenance manager at the company’s Ilford depot. In 1967, John joined the depot maintenance team at Ilford Heavy Works shop. Twenty-three years later, he transferred to [...]

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