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Former Airports Commission chairs urge MPs to back Heathrow third runway in summer vote

Two former chairs of the Airports Commission have written to MPs urging them to vote in favour of a third runway at Heathrow after the Cabinet approved the government's controversial expansion plans earlier this week.

Shadow transport secretary says rail timetable inquiry 'can have no credibility' with regulator chair as figurehead

The shadow transport secretary has questioned the decision to appoint the chairman of the Office for Road and Rail (ORR) to conduct an inquiry into the major disruption caused by the recent timetable overhaul.

Old London Underground trains are taking over on the Welsh rail network

But the trains will be gutted and updated before new Welsh rail franchisee KeolisAmey brings them on track

Friday, 08 June 2018

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  • Heathrow airport’s polluting new runway is a macho follyhe building of a third runway at Heathrow must be the worst decision taken by a British government in modern times. There is nothing in it but private profit for a Spanish company that appears to have the British cabinet in thrall. That a rich European city should expand rather than contract a major airport in a built-up area defies belief.

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  • GWR unveils the Pride of the fleetA special #trainbow designed Intercity Express Train to promote Pride events across the GWR network has been launched today [Thursday 7 June].

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  • Flybe CEO addresses sexism in the airline industry UK regional Flybe CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener outlined the scale of inequality facing women in the airline industry in London June 7. read more
  • Lufthansa warns on airport capacity crunch Tensions between increasing passenger numbers and limited airport expansion will lead to airport-based services being further decentralized, according to Lufthansa Group senior director-product management ground & digital services Bjorn Becker. read more

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