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  • Stonehaven tragedy shows rail industry must adapt to climate crisisUK railways have an impressive safety record but more needs to be spent to counter the growing threat from extreme weather
  • UK folding bike maker Brompton to launch subscription serviceCustomers can hire bikes on monthly or annual basis after bike demand rises during pandemicThe UK folding bike maker Brompton is to launch a subscription service next month, letting customers hire bikes on a monthly or annual basis, as demand for bikes has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic.Cycling levels have risen by up to 300% on some days, according to Department for Transport data, as people try to avoid public transport. Continue reading...
  • Was this just an easyJet ploy to get out of paying a refund?It suggested that I cancel my upcoming flight in the light of travel restrictions and accept vouchersHow many of you were, like me, contacted by easyJet in mid June, stating that, “as government travel restrictions and safety guidelines evolve, you may wish to cancel your upcoming flights”? It offered a voucher with an extra £10 credit as a “thank you” to those who applied before 29 June. I, like many others, felt obliged to accept. On 1 July, 48 hours after the deadline, easyJet informed me that it had to cancel my flights and I could apply for a full refund. I did so and, three weeks later, ...

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  • Lyft maintains end-2021 profitability goalLyft said today that cuts had put the company on track to reach its goal of becoming profitable on an The post Lyft maintains end-2021 profitability goal appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government opens multi-million pound bulks terminal at TeesportPD Ports is celebrating the official opening of a multi-million pound bulks handling facility at Teesport that marks an important milestone in the revival of the Tees Valley following the collapse of the SSI Steelworks in 2015. Simon Clarke MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, officially opened Teesport Bulks Terminal during a virtual ceremony on August 12th.  PD Ports’ £9.2 million investment to renovate and refurbish its former Steel Export Terminal delivers a modernised warehousing facility that is firmly positioned to handle continued international trad...

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  • TfN calls for backing of £5bn Northern Infrastructure Pipeline proposals Today (12 Aug) Transport for the North has revealed its blueprint for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), a 30-year investment plan of infrastructure projects to reinforce greener Northern growth. This £5bn pipeline includes rail, road, active travel and smart ticketing proposals...
  • Siemens Mobility installs new signalling system at Hither Green Following the final contracts being confirmed for the Hither Green Area Resignalling Project, Siemens Mobility Limited are set to provide the technology to improve passenger services. The new signalling system will create greater reliability and better journeys for passengers, not just through...
  • Children remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep distance South Western Railways staff members are using an unlikely voice to spread the message to passengers about face coverings. New station announcement has been recorded by two children of SWR staff members to remind passengers to wear face coverings and keep their distance from each other, thereby...
  • Versatile coating system enhances Indestructible Paint rail industry role A highlysatile and robust epoxy coating system has now been introduced by specialist manufacturer, Indestructible Paint Ltd, with particular benefits for the rail industry. The development – centred on the introduction of the company’s RWIP120 product – signals the...
  • Rail companies call for polluters to pay their fair share Rail Delivery Group have submitted proposals to influence the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in hope of encouraging passengers to make greener choices when travelling in Britain or to international destinations that are reachable by rail such as Paris or Amsterdam. They have...


  • Three dead in derailment near Aberdeen Three people have been killed in the derailment near Stonehaven in north east Scotland, and six others have been taken to hospital, with mainly minor injuries. The ScotRail driver and conductor were among the three fatalities.The train affected was an early morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street, worked by an HST with four passenger coaches.
  • Government asked to invest £5bn in northern England Transport for the North has unveiled its initial plans for a £5 billion ˜Northern Infrastructure Pipeline™, a 30-year investment programme which would support ˜greener™ growth in the region and boost Northern Powerhouse Rail. Some of the projects, which include railways but also roads, active travel and smart ticketing, could be started as soon as next year, and according to TfN could help to create around 20,000 construction and design jobs in due course. The announcement from TfN has come just weeks after the Government unveiled separate investment of £589 million in Transpennine rail links...

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