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Link between HS1 and HS2 is key to switching UK travellers from plane to train

A direct link between HS1 and HS2 services has been identified as a key driver in shifting British air travellers from plane to train.

Eurotunnel restrictions on coaches draw angry response

Affected operators have reacted angrily to the decision by Eurotunnel to limit the number of coaches that it conveys on its shuttle service between Dover and Calais, with two quickly questioning whether overseas work that uses Dover as a point of exit is viable to continue.

Friday, 13 May 2022

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  • Business group calls for HS2 trains to run along North Wales Main LineA business group have called for the electrification of the North Wales Main Line so that HS2 trains can run along the track. Growth Track 360 want the line from Holyhead to Crewe and Warrington electrified so that trains travelling up from London to Birmingham can continue along to track to the north of Wales.

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  • Editor’s Comment: Feeling the pinchHas anyone else noticed how hard it has become to get a coach operator on the phone in recent weeks? I really hope it’s not just the sight of my number in front of them…

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

  • Government introduces pay protection reforms for seafarersSeafarers that regularly enter UK ports must be paid at least the equivalent of the UK national minimum wage according to new laws.  The legislation follows P&O Ferries’ decision to sack 800 workers and will ban ferries that don’t pay their workers the equivalent to minimum wage from docking at UK ports. Announced in the Queen’s speech, the government will implement the changes in the next parliamentary session and will consult closely with the ports and maritime sector on the new laws. In addition to The Harbours (Seafarers’ Remuneration) Bill on securing a...

Christian Wolmar

  • How Great British Railways can learn from the old BRBritish Railways lives again. Well sort of. The Queen’s Speech contains plans for a Transport Bill the centrepiece of which is the creation of Great British Railways which will take over many aspects of the running of the nation’s rail system.

Coach and Bus Week

  • Essex County Council launches new DigiGo DRT serviceEssex County Council has launched two new mobility solutions to offer more sustainable and convenient travel options. A new digital demand responsive transport (DRT) service, DigiGo, will allow users to plan shared transport journeys with real-time arrival information. Booked via the TravelEssex app, the offering has been created in partnership with Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider Moovit.
  • Edinburgh expressJonathan Welch looks at two very different journeys by coach into Edinburgh

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  • Blackpool reintroduces free coach parking for 2022 seasonFree parking for up to 72 hours is again available on Blackpool Council-owned coach parks. The offer runs until 2 January 2023 and represents a return of the same concession made by the local authority in 2021, which was intended to assist the coach sector in its recovery from COVID-19 and recognise the importance of the mode to the Fylde resort’s tourism industry.
  • Rotala to appeal GM franchising Judicial Review claim rejectionRotala has been granted leave to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Julian Knowles to reject its application for Judicial Review of elements of the process surrounding the franchising of bus services in Greater Manchester.
  • Eurotunnel restrictions on coaches draw angry responseAffected operators have reacted angrily to the decision by Eurotunnel to limit the number of coaches that it conveys on its shuttle service between Dover and Calais, with two quickly questioning whether overseas work that uses Dover as a point of exit is viable to continue.
  • BRTuk lunchtime masterclasses to return on 19 MayCampaign group BRTuk will commence a further series of free-to-attend lunchtime masterclasses on bus rapid transit and the wider future of the industry in the UK on 19 May.

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