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  • Airbus takes final approach to settle 16-year WTO row with USAircraft maker says it will end French and Spanish state support used by Trump administration to justify tariffsAirbus has said it is taking the last step to end 16 years of bitter litigation with the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over subsidies that the White House said disadvantaged rival aerospace company Boeing.The European aircraft manufacturer on Friday said it will end a system of financial support from France and Spain that the WTO had deemed illegal and unfair to Boeing. Continue reading...

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  • TfL asks Government for second bailout amid fears of £5 billion funding black holeThe Government has already provided a £1.6 billion injection — most of which has been used
  • Comment: A transport bailout is vital for our prosperity | Enjoy Tate's delightsThe gaping multi-billion-pound hole in Transport for London's finances, revealed today, represents alarming news for everyone who lives or works in the capital and amounts to a further unwanted threat to this city's economic prospects, both now and in the future. The organisation, which runs our Tube, bus and tram network, as well as important services such as the London Overground, says it is facing a budget shortfall of 3.5 billion this year after an inevitable and disastrous drop in revenues caused by the coronavirus lockdown and the continuing absence of many of its usual passengers.

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  • 200,000 boost for better mobile connections on rail networkThe Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that a 200,000 government investment will launch research into developing an innovative prototype that will improve mobile connectivity for thousands of rail passengers. It could signal the end of internet blackouts leading to more productive rail journeys thanks to better wifi. With over a third of the 11,000 miles of Great Britains railways electrified using overhead line equipment (OLE), research funded by the Department for Transport has found that it is possible to attach communications antennas to them, improving connectivi...

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  • 200k investment for better mobile connections on our railways The days of losing internet connection whilst travelling on the train are over as Grant Shapps has today (23rd July) announced a £200,000 investment to launch research into developing an innovative prototype to improve mobile connectivity. Research funded by the Department for Transport...
  • Historic Bookham station to be fully renovated thanks to Network Rail The Grade II listed building in Surrey, Bookham station, is already undergoing work to improve passenger journeys and preserve the much-loved architecture. The work is likely to take around 6 months, will take place while the station is still open and will not affect South Western Railway...
  • HS2 show their wildlife commitment with drone to monitor Skylarks The main works civils contractor that is delivering the portion of HS2 that includes the Chiltern Tunnel, Roadbridge, a sub-contractor to Align JV, has begun using the drones during its wide environmental moderation programme on the tunnel South Portal site next to the M25 in...

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  • Nexus secures extra Metro fundingFunding will be used for further infrastructure renewals Nexus says it remains in talks with the DfT about a further bailout as a result of the pandemic Nexus has secured 20m of government money for modernisation work on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. The funding will be used to carry on with essential infrastructure renewal works, including track and overhead line replacement, after the current 350m Metro all change programme of major upgrades that commenced in April 2010 ends in March 2021. Nexus confirmed it was also working with the Department for Transport ...
  • Crossrail abandons launch plansFurther delays see Summer 2021 launched scrapped The board of Crossrail Ltd has admitted that the opening of the central section of the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey Wood next summer, as announced earlier this year prior to Covid-19, is not achievable. This section of the project should have been launched in December 2018, but the project has been the victim of repeated delays. The pandemic has added to the challenge. Construction works were halted in March as the country went into lockdown and although it has been possible to resume works at a reduced rate, in line...
  • Transport for South East submits devolution bidA BID has been made to Government for transport devolution.

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