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Leeds lorry drivers face £50 daily charge in bid to cut air pollution

HGVs, buses and coaches would pay full fee with taxis and LGVs paying £12.50. Drivers of the most polluting vehicles, could be charged up to £50 a day to enter Leeds under radical new plans to cut air pollution in the Yorkshire city.

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  • Northern unveils new £500m fleet The new CAF-manufactured fleet of trains to be used by Northern was officially launched at a special event at the Edge Hill depot, Liverpool. The eight state of the art trains – four class 195 and four class 331 vehicles – arrived for testing on the North West line last month. The...
  • New images of Birmingham and Solihull's HS2 stations revealed New images have been released that show what the planned HS2 stations for Birmingham and Solihull could look like when completed. The images are to be released at a series of events throughout October, the first of which will be held at Birmingham Library, for people to view the proposals and...
  • Talgo announces shortlist for first UK base and 1,000 new jobsTalgo has announced that a Welsh port is in the running to be the Spanish train manufacturer’s first UK base, potentially creating up to 1,000 jobs. Mostyn Port in Flintshire has been shortlisted, as reported by the BBC, alongside three locations in England and two in Scotland for the site...
  • Role models need to promote rail careers 'in an incredibly different way'Everyone in the rail industry needs to be doing more to attract and inspire the next generation of professionals – and they all have to do it in an “incredibly different way.” Those are the views of the leaders who took part in a panel debate on equality, diversity and...
  • Burnham: The north needs to move to 'front of the queue' for transport investmentThe mayor of Greater Manchester has said that the north of England needs to move to “the front of the queue” for prioritisation of transport investment in order to take advantage of investment in the region. Speaking exclusively to RTM at TransCityRail 2018, Andy Burnham said the...

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  • Another Small Planet Airlines operation hits financial troubleThe Polish airline of Lithuania’s Small Planet Group has filed for restructuring under Polish law and is seeking an investor, shortly after the group’s German airline filed for insolvency. read more
  • Reports: Italian government nears decision on AlitaliaItaly’s government is close to deciding on Alitalia’s future, according to Italian media, with plans to keep around 15% of the carrier in state hands alongside other Italian and foreign investments and with a deal expected to be finalized in November. read more
  • Norwegian government to raise taxes on long-haul flights Norway’s government plans to increase the tax on flights to destinations outside Europe and cut them for flights within the region as part of broader plans to use taxation to combat climate change. read more
  • More carriers join SITA's NDC platformBritish Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines, Finnair, the LATAM Group carriers and United Airlines have signed up to NDC Exchange, a platform that acts as a bridge between IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) and traditional distribution channels. read more

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