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Three chief executives of PSA Peugeot Citroën approved a fraudulent strategy to defeat anti-pollution tests on almost two million vehicles sold in France, according to an official report.

Thomas Cook pilots threaten strikes if pay talks fail [Subscription]

Thomas Cook pilots will strike for three more days this month and next if talks next week fail to resolve a pay dispute, their union said. They staged a 12-hour walkout yesterday in what is claimed to be a first by British pilots in 40 years. “There is still a significant gap between us and Thomas Cook,” Brian Strutton, of the British Airline Pilots’ Association, said. However, Thomas Cook insisted: “We have set out a fair pay increase.”

Transport for London bosses planning to track commuters using Wi-Fi

Commuters' mobile phones could be monitored to reduce overcrowding in London's Tube stations and increase revenue from advertising.

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  • Violence erupts between taxi and Uber drivers in JohannesburgPolice deployed to quell violence after two cars operated by Uber drivers were torched in South Africa’s commercial capitalPolice have been deployed to sites in Johannesburg to quell growing violence between Uber drivers and metered taxi operators.Two cars operated by Uber drivers were torched on Thursday night outside a shopping mall in the upmarket suburb of Sandton in the latest round of clashes in South Africa’s commercial capital. A metered taxi was reportedly attacked early on Friday morning. Continue reading...
  • Kim Briggs widower: 'this is not about anti-cycling, it's about wrongdoing'Matthew Briggs, whose wife was struck by a cyclist in east London, discusses his grief and his long wait for a convictionA week after Kim Briggs died of head injuries sustained when a cyclist riding an illegal bike collided with her at about 18mph, her husband, Matthew Briggs, received a call from a police officer warning him there would be a long journey ahead.Briggs was sitting on a bench outside John Lewis in Bluewater, the behemoth shopping centre in Kent, where he was picking out clothing for his children’s school uniforms. Shoppers darted purposefully all about him as he took the call. H...

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  • TfGM to fight corner for full TransPennine electrification Full electrification of the TransPennine route must continue to be considered alongside any alternatives, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has argued, insisting that the use of bi-mode engine technology is “relatively unproven”. Recently the transport secretary, Chris Grayling...
  • TPE updates passengers on progress of new CAF rolling stockTranspennine Express (TPE) has this week shown passengers anther image of how work is progressing with the bodyshells for its new fleet of trains for Scotland and the north west. The rolling stock, being delivered by Spanish firm CAF, will see 12 five-car Class 397 electric trains and 13 sets of...

  • More work planned for Waterloo approaches Work to improve capacity at London Waterloo is continuing this autumn, and Network Rail has warned that some train services are being affected over seven weekends, starting tomorrow. Much of the project was completed during August, when platforms were lengthened and track layouts remodelled. However, Network Rail must still upgrade signalling between Waterloo and Vauxhall, and carry out improvements at Vauxhall.

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  • Is this the world’s coolest electric bicycle?Elsewhere in Europe, where legislators have embraced a new breed of electric bicycle known as a speed pedelecs, bike builders are becoming ever more creative with the tech. As with other bikes in its class, the Rayvolt Bike Cruzer is capable of speeds of up to 30 mph. It has most of its functions controlled via an app and costs… The post Is this the world’s coolest electric bicycle? appeared first on ETA.

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