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  • Direction of travel is not something investors relish [subscription]t was a familiar story, but no less painful for all that. Some of Britain’s biggest travel and leisure companies came under the cosh yesterday as investors fretted over lockdown restrictions. Those two sectors bore the brunt of the original lockdown earlier in the year, with many airlines, bars and restaurants deprived of income.

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  • Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts productionA material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. The new process speeds up the development of car parts made from carbon fibre reinforced plastics, or CFRP. Lightweight yet extremely strong, the material can be used to make cars that are safer and more fuel efficient. It can also lower a car's center of gravity when applied to upper body parts, making it more agile and exciting to drive. Nissan aims to use the new process to mass-produce CFRP parts and introduce them in more cars for cust...

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  • Welsh Government call for backing of South Wales Main Line major upgradePlans for new train services and stations in south-east Wales have been outlined by the Welsh Government, who have called on the UK Government to “play its part” in delivering developments to Wales’ railway.
  • New electric train fleet revealed for Birmingham's Cross-City Line The electric train fleet set to transform travel on Birmingham’s Cross-City Line has been revealed to rail passengers in the West Midlands. A sneak-peak was provided for some members of the public, where they witnessed the dozens of new state-of-the-art electric trains to the route, which...
  • Contract awarded by Network Rail to strengthen bridges Three contracts have been awarded by Network Rail to carry out strengthening work to three railway bridges across the Wessex route in the South of England. The contract with Dyer and Butler, part of M Group Services, includes all aspects from design to delivery at three locations which are...
  • Major station improvements and electric vehicle charging hubsFollowing the announcement of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) programme to develop numerous stations, today (9 Sept) on World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day, GTR welcomed Secretary of State Grant Shapps to open rail’s largest dedicated EV charging hub at Hatfield station, which features a...

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  • DfT reveals rejected rail restoration bids The Department for Transport has named the schemes which have failed to qualify in the first round of its railway funding competition. They include proposals for new or improved services in many parts of England and Wales.

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