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Economy Minister Ken Skates also wants more frequent and faster services to London, Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Airport

WiFi plan for new Merseyrail fleet passed after three month delay

Proposals crucial to the delivery of WiFi on the new Merseyrail fleet were voted through after a three month wait. In June, Wirral Council’s planning committee voted to delay any decision on plans for five masts on railway land between Bidston and New Brighton, as it felt the plan was being imposed on residents who were not properly consulted by the applicant Merseytravel.

Hitachi-Bombardier partnership celebrates ten years delivering high speed train

A TRAIN builder has celebrated a decade of delivering ETR 1000 trains, the fastest-ever in-service train in Europe, capable of achieving 400km/h.

New £85m bailout for Welsh buses

The Welsh Government has announced a further £84.6m for the country’s bus industry, which it said will help companies ‘meet the challenges of coronavirus and run more services’.

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  • WiFi plan for new Merseyrail fleet passed after three month delayProposals crucial to the delivery of WiFi on the new Merseyrail fleet were voted through after a three month wait. In June, Wirral Council’s planning committee voted to delay any decision on plans for five masts on railway land between Bidston and New Brighton, as it felt the plan was being imposed on residents who were not properly consulted by the applicant Merseytravel.

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  • Face coverings in taxis and private hire vehiclesFrom Wednesday 23rd September, the use of face coverings for passengers using taxis and PHVs will be mandated.  Please note that relevant exemptions will continue to apply for those with health, disability, or other reasons in line with the current face coverings on public transport regulations. The penalty for failing to wear a face covering will now be £200 for a first offence, doubling each time to a maximum fine of £6,400. This is in line with penalties for breaking the rule of six. The Department for Transport has created several assets to support stakeholders in sharing ...
  • New initiative to shape the future of transport launchedThe Future Transport Visions Group (FTVG) has been officially launched, aimed at engaging young professionals in ongoing debates about the future of transport and funding collaborative research activities through the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund (RJRF). FTVG is intended to act as a successor organisation to the Transport Visions Network (TVN); a group of young transport academics and professionals who published a series of papers between 2000 and 2003 exploring future themes in the industry.   Professor Glenn Lyons, member of the original TVN initiative and RJRF Trustee said: &ldquo...

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  • New £85m bailout for Welsh busesThe Welsh Government has announced a further £84.6m for the country’s bus industry, which it said will help companies ‘meet the challenges of coronavirus and run more services’.

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  • Transforming how we move: Huawei’s Urban Rail Cloud SolutionOn 18 August 2020, Shenzhen Metro Lines 6 and 10 were officially opened. They are the first to comprehensively apply Huawei’s Urban Rail Cloud Solution in China, as well as the first batch of metro lines with full 5G coverage in Shenzhen. They also create a record in the rail transportation industry to use artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and big data technologies to handle various metro service systems in an intelligent Horizon Digital Platform.

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