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Guangshen Railway Co, an arm of the Chinese state rail company, and MTR, which runs Hong Kong’s rail network, are on course to win the contract, sources said.

Gatwick 'respects Heathrow vote' and vows to grow without second runway

Gatwick airport has said it "respects" the government's position on Heathrow while vowing to increase capacity with the infrastructure it already has.

Government should have been more 'candid' over derailed rail electrification plans, says report

The government should have been more "candid" about its decision to cancel the electrification of railway lines in Wales, the Midlands and the North, the Transport Committee has said.

North still being short-changed on rail spending by Government, says damning report by MPs

The Government’s intention to tackle the North-South divide is being undermined by the flawed methods it use to decide which schemes to fund, a critical report by MPs has claimed today.

Matheson becomes Scottish transport secretary as Yousaf joins cabinet

Michael Matheson has taken over the transport brief in the Scottish Government in a new cabinet-level post.

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  • Brexit Britain’s dash for growth will be a disaster for the environmentany of those MPs who marched through the lobbies to vote in favour of expanding Heathrow this week – Labour parliamentarians among them – will speak eloquently, if pushed, about the threat of climate change. Unfortunately their words have been rendered meaningless by their vote. You cannot truly fear the impact of climate change and then opt to raise aviation emissions by 7.3m tonnes of carbon dioxide – a figure that, as Greenpeace notes, is equivalent to the annual total output of Cyprus.

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  • Stagecoach cuts dividend, hit by East Coast rail costsLONDON (Reuters) - British transport company Stagecoach (SGC.L) cut its dividend after annual profits fell, and the company took an 85.6 million pound ($112 million) hit from the failure of the East Coast rail contract.

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  • The Mail joins Tim Farron in taking our campaign 'Get our Railways Back on Track' all the way to Downing StreetTHE fight for better rail services for Cumbrian travellers was taken all the way to Number 10 Downing Street. The Mail reporter Jonathan Rees outside Downing Street with Lakes Line rail users chairman Robert Talbot and Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and LonsdaleTim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale outside Downing Street with his aide Megan Merion-Jones and Lakes Line rail users chairman Robert Talbot outside Number 10 Downing Street

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  • Industry welcomes progress on CORSIA standardsThe air transport industry’s global emissions scheme progressed one step further this week when a set of standards was agreed at an ICAO Council meeting in Montreal. read more
  • Delta CEO says don't overbuild; skeptical on hypersonic airlinerDelta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian reaffirmed his interest in the Boeing new mid-market aircraft (NMA), which he dubbed the 797, but is far less certain of the need for another potential new airliner that Boeing unveiled this week, a Mach 5 hypersonic aircraft. read more

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