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  • Britons to be allowed to holiday abroad from July via 'air bridges'Ministers also expected to end policy of quarantining arrivals to the UK for 14 daysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOverseas holidays will be given the green light from early next month, with the government expected to suspend the 14-day quarantine period for a series of countries and also to set up so-called air bridge arrangements for overseas destinations.While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve European nations including France, Greece, Spain and possibly Portugal, with othe...

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  • Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox for $1bnAmazon has acquired US self-driving startup Zoox, marking its first major step into the driverless cars market. The deal is The post Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox for $1bn appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Avanti West Coast adopts Sunflower scheme Avanti West Coast has this month partnered with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. The scheme gives customers with hidden disabilities a lanyard, wristband or wallet card with a recognisable sunflower logo. They can then show this item to a staff member to let them know they may need some...
  • Ł250m HS2 work package puts firms on alert High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd has placed ground investigation firms on alert for a £250m package of work for phase two of the project, north of Birmingham. HS2 is planning to brief firms about the package in a webinar on July 9th ahead of inviting tenders for a chief ground investigation...


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  • Shapps reveals hydrogen bus town planFollowing sustained lobbying from JCB heir Jo Bamford, the transport secretary is backing a hydrogen bus town experiment   Shapps: I think we can also steal a march on other places in the world by having British bus manufacturers lead the market   Transport secretary Grant Shapps is “very, very keen that we push hydrogen” and will announce plans for a ‘hydrogen bus town’. Local authorities have already been invited to apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town. The winning area will receive up to ÂŁ50m to help pay for a brand-new fleet of electric bus...
  • Confidence in public transport slips further39% say they will use public transport less once all restrictions are lifted, with 65% of those predicting a switch to car     The current advice to avoid public transport could have far-reaching implications on the way we travel, long after the Covid-19 lockdown ends, according to a representative survey of 1,500 adult UK residents undertaken by transport and research consultancy SYSTRA between June 4 and 12. Key findings include: 39% predict they will make fewer public transport trips once all Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted than before lockdown, this increases to 59% of th...
  • Megabus returns: Here's when and where they'll travel to Intercity coach operator Megabus has announced that it will be restarting part of its network from July 3 to help reunite friends and family.
  • The wait continues for learner drivers and their instructorsALTHOUGH driving lessons remain suspended – with the exception of key workers – the industry is aiming for July 4 as the provisional date on which learner drivers can get back on the road.
  • Emirates restarts flights from UK to Dubai with 'strict safety measures' Emirates have restarted direct flights from London Heathrow and Manchester in the UK to Dubai.
  • 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
  • Europe’s car emissions spiked again in 2019, warn new statsEurope's average CO2 emissions from passenger cars increased again in 2019, according to the EU's environment agency, marking the third consecutive year that the statistics have trended upwards.
  • Green light for 21km of temporary cyclewaysFUNDING for all seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex has been approved by the Department for Transport.

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