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Scotland transport: CrossCountry handed new three-year deal to run train services (subscription)

Long-distance train operator CrossCountry has been awarded a new contract to continue running services for three more years

TfL told to hike fares and strip elderly of free travel to access new £1bn bailout

Transport for London (TfL) has been offered an additional billion pounds in bailout money from the government - along with further demands for fare hikes and cuts to free travel entitlements for children and pensioners, it has been reported

Unmarked police lorries spy reckless road users (subscription)

First came the radar gun, then the speed camera. Now misbehaving motorists have a new nemesis: the undercover police lorry

Railway bailout could cost taxpayer nearly £10bn this year

It could cost the taxpayer almost £10bn to keep the railways running this year, Department for Transport (DfT) officials revealed

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  • British pilot charged over Emiliano Sala plane crash deathMan faces prosecution on two counts over Channel accident in which footballer diedA British pilot is to be prosecuted in connection with the plane crash in which the Argentinian professional footballer Emiliano Sala died.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revealed on Thursday it had charged David Henderson, 66, with two offences relating to the accident over the Channel last year. Continue reading...
  • Travellers from Italy must quarantine on arrival in UKCountry was one of the last destinations that holidaymakers could visit without need to isolate on return

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  • No railway services between Peterborough and King’s Cross this weekendNetwork Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are reminding passengers not to travel to or from London King’s Cross, or on Thameslink services via Finsbury Park this weekend (Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October), as essential work continues on the East Coast Upgrade to bring more reliable journeys

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  • Scottish town regains its station after 56 years Trains are calling at Kintore in Aberdeenshire today for the first time since December 1964. The new two-platform station was built at a cost of £15 million. It is fully accessible, with lifts to the footbridge, and also has a car park which offers 168 spaces – 24 of them equipped with electric charging points. The new station will be served by up to 28 ScotRail trains a day.

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