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New boss of South Western Railway says he will work 'tirelessly' to end chaos experienced by passengers

The new boss of South Western Railway has told ITV News West Country he will work 'tirelessly' to end the chaos experienced by passengers, but admits there is no quick fix.

First new railway in 50 years between Oxford and Bletchley takes major step forward

The first direct rail link in more than 50 years between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury has been given the green light for further work.

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  • 'Honk more, wait more': Mumbai tests traffic lights that reward the patient driverTrial resets traffic lights to red when the noise from car horns goes beyond 85 decibels There is a truth universally acknowledged by drivers in India: honk your horn loud enough and the traffic lights will surely change to green.But, fed up of impatient drivers inflicting a deafening roar every time they are forced to stop, police in Mumbai have come up with a new system to punish those who cannot wait at traffic lights in silence. Continue reading...
  • Tesla shares soar 40% after analyst says firm's value could hit $1.3tnCarmaker is world's second most valuable despite never having made an annual profitTesla shares have soared 40% in two days, after one US analyst predicted the electric carmaker could transform global transport and that its market value could soar to $1.3tn (Ł1tn) in less than five years.
  • Ryanair accused of greenwash over carbon emissions claimUK watchdog bans advert claiming lowest CO2 pollution of any major airlineRyanair has been accused of greenwashing after the UK advertising watchdog banned an ad campaign claiming that the airline has the lowest carbon emissions of any major airline in Europe.The budget airline, which was named last year as one of Europe’s top 10 carbon emitters in an EU report, later ran a TV, press and radio campaign claiming it was “Europe’s lowest fares, lowest emissions airline”. Continue reading...

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  • Transport Secretary hails new horizons for rail travel across EuropeGrant Shapps has welcomed a new direct Eurostar rail connection between the Netherlands and the UK which will help improve journeys for passengers and businesses. Speaking after watching the first return journey arrive from Amsterdam to London St Pancras station this morning, Mr Shapps praised the new service, which will mean passengers returning from Amsterdam or Rotterdam will no longer have to interrupt their journey and get off the train at Brussels to go through UK border controls. The more efficient route will also bring benefits for the environment by incentivising passengers to choose...

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