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Uber loses London licence after TfL finds drivers faked identity

Ride-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decisionUber has been stripped of its London licence after authorities found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with drivers who had faked their identity on the firm’s app.Transport for London announced the decision not to renew the ride-hailing company’s licence at the end of a two-month probationary extension granted in September. Uber was told then it needed to address issues with checks on drivers, insurance and safety, but has failed to satisfy the capital’s transport authorities. Continue reading...

Invest in cycling and public transport to get people out of cars, says transport expert [Subscription]

There needs to be a significant rebalancing of funding away from car to public transport, according to the Irish transport planner who designed the London cycling map.

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  • Canada rail workers stage huge strike over fatigue and safety concerns3,200 Canadian National workers walked out last week, paralyzing freight traffic and prompting fears of a heating gas shortageCanada’s largest rail strike in more than a decade has paralyzed much of the nation’s freight traffic and prompted fears of a heating gas shortage as winter sets in.Nearly 3,200 workers at Canadian National, the country’s largest rail operator, walked off the job on 19 November, to protest against chronic overwork and unsafe conditions. Continue reading...
  • Uber loses London licence after TfL finds drivers faked identityRide-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decisionUber has been stripped of its London licence after authorities found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with drivers who had faked their identity on the firm’s app.Transport for London announced the decision not to renew the ride-hailing company’s licence at the end of a two-month probationary extension granted in September. Uber was told then it needed to address issues with checks on drivers, insurance and safety, but has failed to satisfy the capital’s transport authorities. Continue reading...
  • Storms in France, Greece and Italy leave 'biblical destruction'Nine people die as weekend of heavy rain brings landslides, floods and collapsed overpassNine people have died as violent storms swept through parts of France, Greece and Italy over the weekend, causing flash floods, landslides and the collapse of an overpass.Greek media described the storms as leaving a trail of “biblical destruction” in some areas of the country while the overpass collapse in northern Italy brought back a chilling reminder of Genoa’s Morandi bridge giving way during a thunderstorm in August 2018, killing 43 people. Continue reading...

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  • Uber London Limited found to be not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licenceTransport for London (TfL) has concluded that it will not grant Uber London Limited (Uber) a new private hire operators licence in response to its latest application. As the regulator of taxi and private hire services in London, TfL is required to make a decision on Ubers fitness and propriety before its current licence expires. Safety is TfLs number one priority. Uber has made a number of positive changes and improvements to its culture, leadership and systems in the period since the Chief Magistrate granted it a licence in June 2018. This includes interacting with TfL ...

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  • Hull Trains welcomes new Class 802 as part of 60m investment Hull Trains have today (25 Nov) welcomed the arrival of the first of the brand-new Hitatchi Rail Paragon trains. It comes as part of a £60m investment into five state-of-the-art, bi-mode intercity trains, known as Class 802s, bringing a transformed service from Hull to London. Hull trains...

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  • New trains are early Christmas present The new fleet of bi-mode Nova 1 Class 802 units for TransPennine Express has been unveiled in a ceremony at Liverpool Lime Street. A trial run had already been carried out on 28 September, when one of the Hitachi-built sets worked a return journey with passengers on board between Newcastle and Liverpool Street. There will be three Nova fleets in due course, built partly by Hitachi and partly by CAF, and financed by Beacon Rail Leasing, Eversholt Rail Group and Angel Trains. Nova 1 is serving Liverpool to Newcastle and Edinburgh to Manchester Airport and Newcastle, Nova 2 will be on the rout...

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