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Some cancer patients are using cargo bikes to get round London so that they feel Covid-safe.

HS2: Anger at behaviour of contractors [Subscription]

Communities on the route of HS2 are facing “complete chaos” from contractors four months after the formal start of construction, MPs have been told.

Masked key workers on Underground provide only hustle-and-bustle

Transport for London and Network Rail are now urging people to only travel for 'legally permitted reasons' such as work or education, in a toughening of language that previously called for 'essential travel'.

Ryanair takes aim at 'draconian' COVID lockdowns as it slashes flights

Ryanair has hit out at the UK and Irish governments for their handling of coronavirus vaccine roll-outs while slashing its flight schedules and passenger forecasts.

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  • Covid-19 testing for HGV drivers using the Port of Dover or EurotunnelKent travel update for HGVs carrying dangerous goods, 5 January 2021 Drivers of HGVs carrying certain types of dangerous goods must get tested for COVID-19 before arriving in Kent.
  • UK new car registrations in 2020 sink to 30-year lowNew car registrations fell to their lowest level in nearly three decades last year, according to preliminary figures from the industry's trade body. It was also the biggest one-year fall since World War Two, when factories were being turned over to military production, the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders said. About 1.63 million new cars were registered in 2020, compared with 2.3 million in 2019 - a decline of 29%.
  • Honda's Swindon factory temporarily suspends productionJapanese car manufacturer Honda has halted production at its Swindon factory. The firm said the temporary shutdowns through Tuesday and Wednesday were due to
  • Hauliers being turned back when attempting to board GB routes into the Republic of IrelandThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has been made aware of a number of hauliers being turned back when attempting to board on GB routes into the Republic of Ireland due to them having not completed the necessary steps required by Irish Revenue.  One issue in particular is that some hauliers have not met the Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) requirement. A summary of this requirement is: If you carry goods from GB to Ireland using a RoRo ferry service (accompanied or unaccompanied), a PBN must be submitted to Irish Customs.
  • TfL issues travel advice to customers during national lockdownFollowing the Government’s decision to introduce national restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Transport for London (TfL) is issuing advice for customers who need to travel. The Government’s message is that everyone must stay at home unless there is a reasonable excuse. A reasonable excuse for leaving home includes travel to work where it cannot be undertaken from home, to shop for necessities, seek medical assistance, visit a support bubble or for education. Public transport can still be used for such journeys.

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  • HS2 minister: scrapping project would ‘chill industry’Cancelling HS2 because of the coronavirus pandemic would chill the construction industry, a minister has warned. HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson told a transport committee hearing today that cancellation of the megaproject would cause tens of thousands of jobs to be lost, as well as taxpayer…

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