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Is Scottish Government out to get ScotRail? – Alastair Dalton

It was a tale of two cities – and two entirely different perspectives on the enduring saga of ScotRail’s fortunes.

Not a single new Crossrail station complete and train testing on hold

None of the nine new Crossrail stations are complete and testing of the £1 billion fleet of trains in tunnels has been

Heathrow expansion team working around ‘frustrating’ delays to rail access

The government’s delay in making a decision on a southern rail connection to Heathrow has been described as “frustrating” by one of the airport’s bosses.

Liverpool traffic lights will prioritise late running buses

Liverpool is getting new traffic light technology that can prioritise buses that are running late.

Friday, 29 March 2019

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  • Wow Air: half of UK travel policies do not cover airline failureAs the Icelandic budget carrier closes, analysis reveals that almost 50% of insurance policies do not protect against airlines going bust
  • Riding the tube – a photo essay by Stefan RousseauFor over 20 years as a photographer I have commuted into central London by car, experiencing a rush hour of anonymous, expressionless drivers hidden in their mobile steel boxes with no interaction other than through beeps of horns and the flashing of headlights. More recently I’ve been leaving my car at home and have joined the bankers and the builders, the day trippers and the tourists on the London Underground for a quicker, less stressful journey into work.

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  • Committed to GasNottingham City Transport Engineering Director Gary Mason talks to Andy Izatt about how a fleet of gas-fuelled double-deckers will help the operator achieve Euro VI across its entire operation by the end of this year
  • Statement on TfL budget releasedOn Wednesday 20 March 2019 Transport for London (TfL) released its budget which demonstrated that its operating deficit has almost halved from £968m to £500m in 2018/2019.
  • York set for 21-strong Optare Metrodecker electric fleetThe city of York will soon be home to one of the biggest electric double-decker fleets outside of London, thanks to investment from First York and funding from the City Council and Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
  • £25m funding boost for bus retrofitsOver 1,800 buses will become Euro VI-compliant thanks to the funding. Local authorities across Britain are to benefit from a £25m bus retrofit grant.
  • Accessible Transport Group ‘saved’ by council fundingAccessible Transport Group (ATG), provider of Ring and Ride and igo bus services in the West Midlands, has been saved by council funding after entering administration, the BBC has reported.

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