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  • Ryanair demands same 'tax holiday' amid Flybe rescue deal backlashCEO Michael O'Leary says bailout of Flybe's ˜billionaire owners breaches competition and state aid laws otherwise. Ryanair has demanded that the government extend any ax holiday granted to Flybe to other airlines or be in breach of competition and state aid laws.In the growing industry backlash against the rescue of the regional carrier, the Dublin-based airline said that it had written to the chancellor, Sajid Javid, to request the same treatment as Flybe's billionaire owners who include Sir Richard Branson and Delta Airlines.

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  • Letter: The leaked “findings” of the HS2 review make for dismal readingThe leaked “findings” of the HS2 review make for dismal reading particularly in relation to how Sheffield appears to be being treated in this evolving sage. The latest plan for the HS2 project effectively put Sheffield and Chesterfield in a passing loop on the new line between London and Leeds and points North. Effectively it implies Sheffield is reduced in status. This is not an acceptable position.

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  • £1.7m investment from Network Rail to protect famous viaductThe viaduct which was been featured in the Harry Potter series, is the latest Network Rail project. Work has begun the protect the railway from possible landslips and rock-falls from the hillsides and embankments. £1.7m has been invested by Network Rail to protect the iconic Glenfinnan...
  • South Western Railway welcomes their newly refurbished trains South Western Railway customers will now be able to see the new ‘Class 442’ refurbished trains across passenger services. These trains since the new year have been running fast journeys from London to Portsmout via Guildford, Haslemere and Petersfield & London to Poole route via...
  • Vivarail's Class 230 achieves UK first with 40-mile battery-powered tripVivarail achieved a UK first yesterday (Jan 15) as their Class 230 train travelled 40 miles on battery power alone. It comes during a time of desperate need for a cleaner, greener train network as the UK strives for net zero carbon by 2050. During testing runs in the autumn of last year, the...

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  • Doubts grow over future of HS2 between London and Birmingham There are renewed concerns from council leaders that Boris Johnson could be poised to scrap Phase 1 of HS2 between London and Birmingham, diverting the money to other transport projects further north. The eastern spur from Birmingham to the East Midlands and Leeds could also be at risk. A meeting of politicians in Westminster has been told that the choice should not come down to better railway services in the North of England or HS2, because both are needed.

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