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London transport network failing to meet bailout savings, minister says

Transport for London must find £400m of savings as part of its latest Covid pandemic bailout deal.

Grant Shapps tells rail staff not to ‘risk striking yourself out of a job’

Unions accuse transport secretary of threats and intimidation of workers, and government of trying to make political capital out of the strike

Friday, 17 June 2022

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  • Building a better railwayAppeal to rail unions and workers to not risk the future of the rail industry by striking, but rather work with government to reform our railway.
  • Aviation resilience planningStrategic risk group set up to identify possible interventions to alleviate flight disruptions and improve the resilience of the aviation sector.

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  • Grant Shapps tells rail staff not to ‘risk striking yourself out of a job’Unions accuse transport secretary of threats and intimidation of workers, and government of trying to make political capital out of the strike
  • For hydrogen power to be a climate solution, leaks must be curbedUnlike carbon dioxide, hydrogen does not have a direct effect on climate – it affects other pollutantsWe are taught at school that hydrogen burns to produce water. This is part of its image as clean fuel. But new analysis is providing warnings for the engineers who will create and operate our future energy systems.In 2021, the UK government launched its hydrogen strategy, providing a roadmap to kickstart a hydrogen economy by 2030 that visualises a future where hydrogen could be powering the boilers that heat our homes, fuelling our transport and providing heat for chemical and steel productio...
  • Gatwick reduces summer capacity to prevent repeat of jubilee chaosNumber of flights in August will be below pre-pandemic levels to ensure those on sale are ‘deliverable’Gatwick airport will reduce its summer capacity to ward off potential chaos, after dozens of last-minute cancellations wrecked the travel plans of holidaymakers over the platinum jubilee and half-term holiday.London’s second busiest airport will limit the number of daily take-offs and landings to 850 in August – about 50 more than the average in early June, but more than 10% below its pre-pandemic maximum. Continue reading...

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City AM

  • Letters: Travel travelling in the wrong direction[Re: Brexit not cause of travel chaos, says UK minister, June 14] The airline industry has had a rough time this year, often being unable to fully capitalise on the rolling back of travel restrictions and consumer optimism about taking to the skies. While staff cuts, perhaps a necessity due to the pandemic, have shrunk [...] The post Letters: Travel travelling in the wrong direction appeared first on CityAM.
  • As commuters face days of disruption, we need to build a modern transport networkFor a year now, e-scooters have been zipping around London since they were first rolled out as part of a trial last June. It’s hard to comprehend how much urban transport has changed since then. There are the sweeping, existential issues of climate change and the role of transport emissions, there is the political and [...] The post As commuters face days of disruption, we need to build a modern transport network appeared first on CityAM.

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Coach and Bus Week

  • TfL proposes bus network reshapeTfL issues proposals it says are aimed to mitigate the effect on passengers as much as possible while fulfilling Government requirement for savings
  • Euro Switch onAs reported in our news pages this week, Switch Mobility has launched its new European city bus, the e1, at the recent Paris trade show. Launched barely a year after the company’s transformation from Optare, and in the wake of a growing market for electric bus products in the UK and India, the 12m long battery-electric single-decker e1 is its first fully electric bus designed specifically for the European market.

New Civil Engineer

  • DfT to identify multi-modal National Freight NetworkThe Department for Transport (DfT) will identify a National Freight Network (NFN) across road, rail, maritime, aviation, inland waterway and warehouse infrastructure, with a long-term goal of removing barriers to allow a seamless flow of freight around the country.
  • TfL advances plans for DLR and Overground extensionsTransport for London (TfL) has confirmed that it is moving ahead with plans to extend the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the West London Orbital (WLO), part of the London Overground.

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