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Welsh Government and Network Rail at loggerheads over ‘staff removed to England’ claim

The Welsh Government and Network Rail are at loggerheads over a claim made by the First Minister that staff were “removed” from working on railways in Wales to keep open railways in England.

HS2 Crewe bill passes second reading: MP says line will improve young people's opportuntiies

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan, has spoken in Parliament about the opportunities HS2 will bring to local people - following the passing of the bill's second reading.

How a £3.2bn Crossrail extension into Kent could be funded

Transport for the South East (TfSE) has outlined a method through which it can gather £3.2bn of funding to build an extension of the Elizabeth line that would see it extend to Ebbsfleet and beyond to Gravesend.

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  • UK rail strike: second day of action to go ahead after talks fail againRMT accuses government of wrecking negotiations as operators and passengers prepare to face further disruption on ThursdayTalks to avert a second national rail strike collapsed in rancour as the two sides traded insults in a bitter war of words as millions of passengers faced another day of disruption.

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  • Brits put off buying EV due to record inflationBrits are becoming increasingly put off buying electric vehicles (EV) due to rocketing inflation rates. According to a research published today by Close Brothers Motor Finance (CBMF), 41 per cent of Britons have decided against going electric as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. Figures reported that 84 per cent of people are taking at [...] The post Brits put off buying EV due to record inflation appeared first on CityAM.

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  • UK Infrastructure Bank to prioritise clean energy schemesThe UK Infrastructure Bank will prioritise investment in clean energy schemes. Launching its first Strategic Plan today, the bank’s chief executive John Flint said that improving energy security and supply is a “top priority” which will help deliver the UK’s Net Zero commitments and tackle regional economic inequality.
  • How a £3.2bn Crossrail extension into Kent could be fundedTransport for the South East (TfSE) has outlined a method through which it can gather £3.2bn of funding to build an extension of the Elizabeth line that would see it extend to Ebbsfleet and beyond to Gravesend.
  • How a £3.2bn Crossrail extension into Kent could be fundedTransport for the South East (TfSE) has outlined a method through which it can gather £3.2bn of funding to build an extension of the Elizabeth line that would see it extend to Ebbsfleet and beyond to Gravesend.

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  • Network Rail invites RMT to fresh consultation talks Fresh talks are reported to have been arranged for today with the RMT in a fresh bid to end the dispute which is reducing rail services to a fifth of their normal level on three days this week. Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines has defended plans to reduce the number of maintenance staff, because systems of monitoring track are now much more efficient and do not need people walking along the lines. He also said it is planned to cut the number of jobs by a process of natural wastage or voluntary severance rather than compulsory redundancies.

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