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Transport bosses will urge Government to reconsider Ł96bn rail plans during inquiry

The leaders of Transport for the North will call on the Government to reconsider its decision to scale back Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2, when they appear before an influential panel of MPs.

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  • Crossrail recalls perils of cutting investment when demand appears to be falling2021 started in lockdown, and ended with the dramatic spread of the omicron variant. According to DfT’s statistics, passenger journeys had slowly climbed back up to the dizzy height of 72% of pre-pandemic levels in late November, but then we were told to work from home again, and volumes dropped to little more than 50%, with commuting collapsing once more.

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  • Self-driving cars guide themselves to your doorBut this is no game. Carveira, 25, is actually at the helm of an electric car that, somewhere about a quarter of a mile away, is accelerating to 30mph. The screens relay live images from around the car and a few minutes later the empty vehicle comes to a halt outside the stadium.

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  • Air freight demand raises aviation outlook, research saysThe Covid-induced increase in air freight demand has raised the aviation industry’s outlook, according to research from global law firm Reed Smith. Over the last 20 months, the pandemic and the consequent travel restrictions reduced demand for passenger flights but increased it for air cargo, especially as a result of supply chain issues and peaks [...] The post Air freight demand raises aviation outlook, research says appeared first on CityAM.

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  • RMT pledges to oppose ScotRail ticket office cuts A consultation run by Transport Focus which proposes reductions in ticket office hours is being launched today on behalf of ScotRail. It has triggered an angry reaction from the RMT. ScotRail said ticket office usage has fallen by more than half, and the drop has been increased by the Covid pandemic.

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