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One of Europeís biggest airlines is flying against business convention by encouraging its customers to think of the planet and consider travelling by rail.

Dudley Very Light Rail centre hits funding problems

Council bosses say they are confident they will not lose out on more than £5 million of funding for an innovative light rail facility.

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  • Why are airport shuttle services between terminals always so terrible?Should you find me at an airport or other transport terminal, do say hello. That is what a gentleman did at Leeds station on Friday morning. He sought my opinion not on the state of the railways, but on the state of the airports Ė and in particular the debate over expansion at Heathrow.

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  • HS2 Old Oak station construction delayed by legal battleConstruction on High Speed 2ís Old Oak Common station will not begin until September at the very earliest, after a judge dismissed HS2 Ltdís request to hear its application for lifting the automatic suspension placed on the contract before the courtís summer recess.

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  • £80m Plymouth station refurbishment plan revealedMasterplans for a major refurbishment of Plymouth’s railway station have been revealed. Plymouth City Council approved a £26m funding package in 2018, working with Great Western Railway (GWR), Network Rail and the University of Plymouth to develop a large-scale regeneration project...
  • Network Rail award drone repair contractsNetwork Rail has handed contracts totalling £2.6m to several firms to supply, maintain and repair its drones. The company has a fleet of 24 drones to assist maintenance teams in surveying the railways for repairs. Supplying the equipment will be Heliguy and Buzzflyer, servicing will be...
  • The challenge of completing CrossrailWith a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at how things went wrong. As has been extensively reported, Crossrail is around two years late and, if all its £17.6bn of funding is used, could end...
  • Sellafield director joins Crossrail independent advisory panelThe supply chain director of Sellafield, the nuclear fuel processing and decommissioning site, Martin Chown, is joining the Advisory Board at Crossrail. The government announced the appointment earlier today, saying that he will use his expertise working for Sellafield and the Institution of...

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