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'Blue wall' voters fear climate change - but say petrol and diesel ban is unfair [subscription]

New Tory ‘blue wall’ voters in the north feel a ban on diesel and petrol cars would be unfair, despite sharing overwhelming concern over climate change, according to a major new survey of attitudes.

Budget carrier Easyjet posts first ever full year loss

Easyjet today fell to the first loss in its history as the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic was revealed.

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  • Road pricing could offset loss of fuel duty from electric carsRishi Sunak looking at how to recoup lost revenues after ban on new petrol and diesel cars potentially from 2030The government is exploring options for dealing with a ÂŁ40bn black hole in the public finances, which would result from a proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade.Boris Johnson is expected to announce this week the cut-off date for the ban will be brought forward by five years to 2030, in a step designed to underscore the government’s commitment to a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
  • Why a plan to cut pollution is making people across England so angryA slew of initiatives from local councils have meant drivers being moved off residential streets and on to busier main roads. But while many residents support the schemes, the measures have provoked protestsAs England entered lockdown in the spring, there was a huge switch away from public transport and into private cars. The government, fearing gridlock and spikes in pollution, acted quickly to allocate powers and funding to local councils for implementing traffic restrictions. The move has resulted in 200 schemes being drawn up, the majority of which are in London where traffic is often most...

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  • Transdev launches blueprint to build buses back betterBus operator invites decision makers to join a post-pandemic debate on the North’s transport future with its own road map for growth.  Industry-leading North of England bus operator Transdev is inviting its customers, business and political leaders to have their say in mapping its journey beyond the pandemic with the launch of its own plan for growth in 2021 and beyond. To kick-start a new debate on the future direction of transport in the North, the operator has produced “Build Buses Back Better”, a 28-page prospectus which sets out Transdev’s blueprint to create...

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  • Protests follow reports of inflation-plus fare rises It has been reported that fares on National Rail trains in England are set to rise by 2.6 per cent, as the government tries to recover some of the additional funding which has been needed during the pandemic. If such a rise took place, it would be the first above-inflation increase, as defined by the Retail Prices Index, for eight years.

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  • Alstom’s training courses awarded quality certificationFRANCE: Alstom has obtained Qualiopi quality certification from standardisation body AFNOR for the training activities that its Valenciennes and Saint-Ouen sites organise for customers, service providers and subcontractors.

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  • TfGM bids for station licenceTransport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has applied to the Office of Rail and Road for a station licence to take over the management and operation of Horwich Parkway.

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