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TfL faces funding crunch as bosses say end of government subsidy isn't sustainable for London

London’s transport funding crunch has been put back in the spotlight after Transport for London (TfL) bosses said yesterday that the withdrawal of government subsidy will not be sustainable for the capital in the long-term.

Edinburgh Waverley opens extended platform as electrification prep continues

Preparation works for the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) will continue over the Christmas period with track improvements through Edinburgh Waverley station and Princes Street Gardens. Work on the extension of Waverly’s platform 12 was completed this weekend, making it...

Petition calls for Scotrail to stop skipping train stops

More than 700 have signed the petition appealing for Scotrail to stop cancelling part of routes last minute

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  • First fall in car sales in five years blamed on fears over diesel banIndustry says government has created uncertainty over an eventual ban on diesel cars, with sales dropping 17% in 2017UK car sales declined in 2017 after five years of rapid growth, with the industry blaming government for a collapse in consumer confidence in diesel vehicles.Total sales for last year were 2.54m new vehicles, a decline of 5.6% on 2016, with diesel sales dropping 17%. Despite the decline, 2017 sales remained near the highest on record. Continue reading...

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  • Matthew Ashton appointed area managing director for Yorkshire Tiger Yorkshire Tiger is pleased to announce that Matthew Ashton has been appointed area managing director.  Matthew is the first person to come through the Arriva graduate programme and successfully make board position after he joined the general management graduate scheme in 2011. This fast-track programme aims to develop managers and provide them with an extensive understanding of the operational issues and needs within the bus industry.  In his most recent role, Matthew has played a key part of the senior management team as head of commercial for Arriva Yorkshire, where he was respo...

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