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Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough says locals must use public transport or risk losing it

The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, is urging locals to make journeys by bus and train as the region returns to school and work.

Network Rail admits it can’t afford to keep pace with climate change [subscription]

Climate change is eroding the British railway network faster than had been imagined but the operator cannot afford to strengthen all “substandard” trackside slopes, a report into the fatal Stonehaven crash has found.

These are the rail schemes the North wants while it's waiting for HS2 to arrive

Northern transport leaders are pushing for Ministers to start work on a host of major transport projects in the next few years while they wait to hear how the flagship HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) schemes would fit together.

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  • Welsh Government call for backing of South Wales Main Line major upgrade Plans 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. This comes as part of continuing efforts to tackle congestion and...
  • GTR spreads messages of support on Suicide Prevention Day As today (10 Sept) mark the annual World Suicide Prevention Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), have revealed ‘Affirmation Art’ clusters across some of its busiest stations to raise awareness of the company’s ongoing support and understanding to those who may be feeling...
  • Transport Secretary commits to a resilient railway Network Rail’s provisional report on the Stonehaven tragedy, commissioned by the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps immediately after the event, has bene released today (10 Sept), illustrating out direct and lasting action to advance the railway’s resilience to extreme weather events...


  • Grand Central abandons Blackpool plans Open access operator Grand Central has scrapped its plan to run services between London and Blackpool, blaming the pandemic. It is describing its decision as ˜heart breaking™.
  • Network Rail to increase earthwork spending in wake of Carmont disaster Plans have been outlined by Network Rail to increase the amount it spends on maintaining cuttings and embankments, in the wake of the fatal derailment at Carmont near Stonehaven on 12 August, when a ScotRail train collided with a landslip. Water flowing from higher land beside the railway had washed stone on to the track, and three of the people on board were killed. An interim report for the transport secretary was published by the Department for Transport today, and it reveals that Network Rail is responsible for more than 191,000 ˜earthwork assets™, most of which were built more than 150 y...

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  • Work Starts To Develop New Bus Lane In BristolAn extension to the outbound bus lane will be built along Anchor Road, following work done last year to create an inbound bus lane on the busy road.
  • Giles Fearnley announces retirementJanette Bell named as successor   Janette Bell will join FirstGroup from P&O Ferries in October   Giles Fearnley, managing director of FirstGroup’s UK bus division, has announced his retirement. He will be succeeded by Janette Bell who joins the group in October. Fearnley has been MD of First Bus since February 2011. Since then, he has led a transformation of the division’s customer offering including greater digitisation as well as investment in fleets and systems. In 2018, the group became the first major operator to offer contactless payment on all our buses natio...
  • Digital Water Monitoring Technology Calibration Portal LaunchedWater quality monitoring technology developer Rivertrace Limited said it established a new, web-based calibration portal that will enable complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork related to water monitoring equipment.The…
  • Seaspan Adds Two Secondhand ContainershipsContainerships owner and operator Seaspan Corporation announced Thursday it has taken delivery of two 13,000 TEU vessels built in 2010 and 2011, and both containerships have commenced long-term time charters with a global liner.Bing Chen, Chairman…
  • Face mask rules: British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI and Virgin Atlantic give update UK airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, TUI and Virgin Atlantic have provided an update on the face mask rules on their flights.

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