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North of England leaders fear region faces 'cheap and nasty' rail alternative

Leaders in the north of England fear that a new £39bn railway line could be scaled back, with the region ending up with a “cheap and nasty” alternative instead.

National Express awarded five-star safety rating from British Safety Council

National Express’ UK coach and bus fleets have both been awarded a five-star safety rating from the British Safety Council for the seventh and fifth years respectively.

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  • McGill’s to go battery electric with substantial order from Pelican YutongMcGill’s, the largest independently-owned bus operator in the UK, has placed a substantial EV bus order with Pelican Yutong.
  • Rural revivalSargeants Brothers has a long tradition of operating rural bus services in Herefordshire, but a change in ownership in November 2019 has seen the company become ‘21st century ready.’ Richard Sharman paid a socially-distanced visit to find out more

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  • App to keep passengers up to date with Tyne & Wear Metro depot worksUK: Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick has worked with software developer SitePodium to launch a community engagement app to help people living and working around the Tyne & Wear Metro’s Gosforth depot gain a better understanding of the works to rebuild the facility to accommodate new Stadler trainsets.

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