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Ely's long awaited bypass is due to open later.

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Railway workers could be “sprayed with human waste” because high-speed trains being used as a stop-gap will go back to dumping sewage on the tracks.

Vauxhall recalls another 47,000 Zafiras over safety fears - just three years after calling back 234,000 of the family cars due to 'fire risk'

Vauxhall are recalling 47,000 Zafiras that were excluded from a previous recall three years earlier which was meant to protect the vehicles from 'the risk of fire'.

Major new bypass proposed across the Rhondda

The plans would take traffic out of Treorchy to alleviate the 'long-standing congestion issues'

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

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  • UK airlines hit out at higher levy on long-haul flightsBritain's aviation industry hit out at the government on Monday over its decision to increase a tax on long-haul flights, saying it made a mockery of the government's ambition for a 'Global Britain' after it leaves the European Union.
  • Uber defends its business model over UK worker rightsUber defended its business model at the Court of Appeal on Tuesday in the latest stage of a long-running battle over the classification of its drivers as self-employed, a designation that entitles them to few workplace rights in Britain.

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  • Rail user groups demand answers from government over fare freezeRail user groups representing commuters from across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and South Cambridgeshire have demanded answers from the government over the rail fare freeze they are pushing for, saying that the points they raised to ministers were “lacking acknowledgement”.

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  • Future Vivarail Class 230 trains for London Northwestern Railway delayed by technical issuesThe delivery of Vivarail’s Class 230 trains for the Marston Vale Line is behind schedule due to “technical issues” and will not be ready for their planned December introduction. West Midland Trains and Vivarail released a joint statement saying “both partners have worked...
  • Crossrail 2 in the context of a national strategy London is a city synonymous with innovative infrastructure. The capital has prospered on the shoulders of great pioneers of engineering such as Marc Isambard Brunel and Sir Joseph Bazalgette, responsible respectively for the first Underground rail line and London’s elaborate sewer...
  • Budget update: £291m for London's DLR and boost for Transforming Cities Fund The chancellor Phillip Hammond yesterday announced a boost in funding for London’s Docklands Light Railway and the Transforming Cities Fund. The DLR will receive £291m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund for support of essential investment, which is aimed at unlocking 18,000 homes...
  • Budget: Hammond announces £37m for NPR and £20m for EWR The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has today announced additional funding for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and East-West Rail (EWR) projects. NPR, which will connect cities across the north of England, will receive £37m; and the EWR project will receive £20m to push forward its...
  • Budget promises not enough to unlock rail and housing in Oxford-Cambridge Arc Philip Hammond’s Budget promises will not be enough to deliver the new transport links and homes needed in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc without intensive government efforts, warns the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The chancellor revealed £20m extra development funding for the...
  • Grayling's review can get rail devolution back on trackJonathan Bray, director of the Urban Transport Group, states that the government rail sector review offers the opportunity to put control of the railways back where it belongs. Last month, the government launched what it called a ‘root and branch’ review of the UK’s railways....

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