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Rail decision set to bring public control a step closer [subscription]

Britain’s railways are on the verge of being formally renationalised with billions of pounds of financial liabilities carried by the train operating companies being taken on to the public books.

HS2 | Alternative eastern leg tabled including direct link to Nottingham

Infrastructure thinktank Greengauge21 has called for alterations to the eastern arm of High Speed 2 (HS2).

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  • ‘Don’t let rail upgrade opportunity slip’TRANSPORT bosses have been urged not to let a golden “opportunity” slip for rail upgrades between Leeds and Manchester. A £580m project to revamp the transpennine route was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last week, and is now another step closer following talks between regional leaders and the government.
  • Jet2 flying Spanish holidaymakers home early JET2 are asking its customers in Spain to fly home early.

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  • West Midlands Metro seeks to decorate worksite hoardingsAs preparation continues towards the main construction phase of the West Midlands Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill, the Midland Metro Alliance are seeking talented “colour-iners” (pretty sure that isn’t a word but you get what we mean!) to help to decorate hoardings along the route.
  • Still Standing! Guiseley Tram Depot, LeedsWhereas most of this series has been one side of the Pennines today we head across to Yorkshire and take a look at a surviving tram depot in Leeds – Guiseley Depot.

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  • TfL celebrates 10 years of cycle hire in London with a record-breaking summer for Santander CyclesTransport for London (TfL) is celebrating a successful decade of cycle hire in the capital, ten years on from the launch of its flagship cycling scheme. On 30 July 2010, TfL introduced cycle hire to Londoners with 350 docking stations across eight London boroughs. Today, these numbers have more than doubled: Londoners now have access to 781 docking stations and more than 12,000 bikes, with an additional 1,700 new bikes currently being added to the fleet. Cycling in London has more than doubled since 2000. TfL’s cycle hire scheme has been at the forefront of this cycling boom over the l...

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  • Ep.14 Leaving a lasting legacy, Harriet Glen Harriet Glen, Head of Programme Close Out at Crossrail, joins us on this week’s episode of RTM’s Track Talk to discuss the largest construction project in Europe. Harriet gives us an update on the project that was brought to a standstill during lockdown but her “team are...
  • £81m signalling scheme hits halfway marker in South London As the London Bridge Area Signalling Centre ends operations, an £81m scheme by Network Rail (NR) to renew infrastructure in the Hither Green area of South London reaches the halfway mark and is on track to deliver an improved railway for passengers. The project means the entire main line...

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