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  • Comment: Chris Grayling needs to follow GTR chief out of the doorTHE great rail timetable fiasco has claimed its first victim with the resignation of Charles Horton, chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). At the time of writing, he is the only senior rail official to have fallen on his sword after weeks of delays and cancellations which have thrown the lives of thousands of commuters into chaos.

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  • Rail journeys across UK fall for first time in eight yearsPassengers using the nation’s rail networks has fallen for the first time in eight years, new figures show. Statistics from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) say that passenger journeys in 2017-18 fell by 1.4% to 1.7bn compared to the previous year, with South Western Railway journey...
  • GTR boss to resign, citing The chief executive of struggling operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will resign. Charles Horton, the boss of GTR which runs Thameslink, Great Northern, and Southern railways, will remain in the position for a short time to oversee the implementation of the new timetables installed in...
  • New Tube trains on the way with new Siemens contract from TfLTfL has awarded Siemens Mobility Limited a contract of around £1.5bn to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains today. More than 700,000 customers use the Piccadilly line every day. But a limited fleet size alongside old signalling technology has restricted TfL's ability to increase...

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  • EasyJet readies to take first A321neo at FarnboroughUK LCC easyJet plans to take delivery of the first of the Airbus A321neos it has on order at the Farnborough Air Show in July, easyJet France director Francois Bacchetta said at a June 14 media briefing at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. read more
  • Italy fines Ryanair $2.1 million for flight cancellationsThe Italian Competition Authority has fined Irish LCC Ryanair ‚ā¨1.85 million ($2.1 million) for mass cancellations of flights because of personnel rostering problems in the fall 2017 and early 2018. read more

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  • Rolls Royce to cut 4,600 jobs Rolls Royce announced on June 14, 2018, it would cut 4,600 jobs by 2020, mainly in the United Kingdom, in order to simplify its operations and save up to ¬£400 million a year.The company confirms the rumors reported by the Sunday Times on June 10, 2018. The downsizing will affect about 8% of the 55,000 people that Rolls Royce employ in over 50 countries. The changes will affect the most the company‚Äôs main plant in Derby, England, where most of administration and intermediary management is employed. With the simplification of the structure, a lot of redundancy in management is bound to happen, ...
  • East Yorkshire's new Siemens factory gets £1.5bn deal to build London Underground trainsSiemensí new site in Goole has been awarded a billion-pound contract to build trains for the London Underground.

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