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  • BA tells longest-serving cabin crew to take 20% pay cut or lose jobsProposal comes two months after airline notified unions of plan to lay off 12,000 staffCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish Airways has told its longest-serving cabin crew they will have to take a 20% basic pay cut and change working patterns if they are to be retained, as it prepares to lay off up to 30% of its workforce.The proposal comes almost two months after BA notified unions of plans to lay off 12,000 staff after coronavirus grounded almost all passenger flights. Continue reading...

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  • HS2 Minister responds to Transport Select Committee Following a letter from the Transport Select Committee back in May, Andrew Stephenson, HS2 Minister yesterday (June 24th) responded and published his letter of response. Mr. Stephenson began his later by discussing the challenge of transparency. He confirmed that HS2’s six monthly reports...

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  • Megabus to restart in England and Wales on 3 JulyMegabus will restart part of its scheduled coach network in England and Wales from Friday 3 July, the operator has announced.
  • £350m for first mainline digital railwayScheme will see conventional line-side signals replaced The East Coast Main Line is set to become Britain’s first mainline digital rail link with £350 million of new investment to install state-of-the art electronic signalling. The upgrade, between London King’s Cross and Stoke Tunnel in Lincolnshire, will see ETCS Level 2 in-cab signalling installed that will replace conventional line side signals by 2029. Siemens Mobility and Atkins have already been appointed as as technical and programme management partners for the scheme. As the country recovers from COVID-19 we want ...
  • Shapps confirms move to concession modelGovernment plans to speed up process to end the current franchising system Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government plans to end the rail franchising model used since privatisation in the 1990s. In its place it will introduce the concession model floated in the Williams Review, Speaking to the transport select committee yesterday, Shapps said that the government was already planning to move to a different type of railway. This process will now be accelerated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In March the government brought the railwa...
  • Winchester cyclists involved in campaign to make sure their needs are heardWINCHESTER cyclists of all ages joined in a socially-distanced campaign to make sure the needs of cyclists are heard loud and clear at this important time.
  • London Underground weekend closures: The Tube, Overground and DLR alterations to know about on June 27 and 28Make sure you plan ahead if you're travelling into London via public transport on Saturday and Sunday

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