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A full Crossrail timetable will be in place in 2023 - nearly five years late - MPs are told.

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Dan Jarvis said further delay to the long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan is “completely unacceptable”.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

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  • Why new Merseyrail trains are running late
A flagship project to give Merseyside a new fleet of modern greener trains could finally launch by the end of 2021, according to the Mayor of the Liverpool City Region.

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  • Why does Jeff Bezos’s rocket look like that? An inquiryExperts weigh in on the ‘anthropomorphic’ design of New Shepard, the Amazon CEO’s Blue Origin rocketJeff Bezos’s 11-minute trip aboard a Blue Origin rocket to the edge of space on Tuesday left the world’s richest man feeling “unbelievably good” and his crew “very happy”. But afterwards, as he wondered aloud how fast he could refuel, the rest of the world was left pondering just why the New Shepard rocket had such a distinctive shape.As social media erupted with innuendo, we contacted a few experts to find out why it looked, in the words of one astrophysicist, so “anthropomorphic”. At one major...

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  • Government announces measures to support road haulage industryThe government has announced a package of measures to support recruitment and retention within the road haulage industry to ease pressure on the sector.   In an open letter to the road haulage sector, ministers pledged to work with industry leaders to attract new drivers, simplify training and encourage people to stay in the industry.   A new consultation will be launched on allowing drivers to take one test to drive both an articulated and rigid lorry.    This would streamline the process for new drivers to gain their HGV licence and would increase lorry tes...

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  • Minister visits hydrogen projectArcola Energy’s scheme to convert an electric multiple unit to run on hydrogen has reached the halfway point, marked by a visit from Scotland’s Transport Minister Graeme Day on July 6.

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  • Cross-border clash over train facemask rules LNER has come under fire for following the new English pandemic rules on board its trains north of the border, which mean face coverings and social distancing are no longer compulsory. Its stance has been described as 'unacceptable'.

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  • TfN responds to government’s Transport Decarbonisation StrategyThe government’s plans outline priorities to create cleaner air, healthier communities, and tens of thousands of new jobs. TfN has this year set out its own Decarbonisation Strategy for road and rail transport across the North of England, and has set a target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2045. A consultation on the draft plan is currently underway with a finalised strategy set to be published later this year.
  • Consultants appointed for Rail StudyFylde Council has appointed Stantec to produce a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) to assess transport options to improve connectivity and reliability along the route of the South Fylde Rail Line.
  • Old Portishead train line to be recycledAnother step towards Ł110m plan for two new stations and passenger railway

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