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HS2 train maker Alstom to axe 600 jobs. [subscription]

Hundreds of redundancies are set to be announced at Britain’s biggest train building plant in the wake of Rishi Sunak’s decision to scale back HS2.

Hereford MP Jesse Norman resigns from the government

This morning (November 13) the former minister for decarbonisation and technology at the Department for Transport tweeted: “Very grateful to the Prime Minister for accepting my resignation.

Transport Scotland has spent over £11M clearing landslides from A83 Rest and Be Thankful since 2014

More than £11M has been spent by Transport Scotland clearing landslides that have impacted travel on the A83 Rest and Be Thankful since 2014

Sector challenges ‘strengthen Wales bus franchising case’: Waters

Ongoing challenges facing the bus industry in Wales mean that the case for franchising of services there “has been strengthened still further,” Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters has claimed.

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  • Buses will be free in Swansea over six weekends before ChristmasBuses will be free in Swansea on weekends during the countdown to Christmas. Swansea Council has announced travel on services will be free on the six weekends before December 25, starting from next week. The offer is for journeys that start and finish within the authority area.

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Calling All Stations - The Transport Podcast

  • New transport laws, new job for a rail legend and a new airport shuttleChristian and co-presenter Mark consider the UK's Automated Vehicles Bill [1:45] and the Draft Rail Reform Bill [6:30]. Christian then interviews new Freightliner boss and rail industry legend Tim Shoveller about his career and the lessons he draws for the future [11:43] before speaking on site to Luton DART General Manager Linsey Sweet about just how Britain's newest transport system works [43:36]. Finally, Christian reflects on the possible settlement of England's long-running rail industrial disputes [48:53].

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