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Window closing to rectify significant deficiencies in trains, recycling, and bills, advisers warn

Poor public transport, flood defences and heat pump plans are impacting people's bills, productivity and quality of life, the National Infrastructure Commission said in its annual review. Businesses say what they need is a clear path towards net zero, so they can plan the future

North East mayor calls on Transport Secretary to "do something now" for Hitachi

The first-ever North East mayor has written to the Transport Secretary this week requesting a meeting about the future of Hitachi.

Government to investigate ‘fake disabled’ mystery shopper rail claims

The government is to investigate claims that rail companies are using “mystery shoppers” who are pretending to be disabled as a way of providing data on the accessibility of their services. One campaigner said the concerns could have “huge consequences” for the rail industry.

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  • Planned service frequency announced for Blackpool TramwaySince the announcement last month that the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road to North Station would open to the public from 16th June (and even before then) one of the questions on people’s lips has been “what sort of service will run on the extension?”. And that has now been answered with the planned service frequency having been revealed.

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  • TfL launches six-month trial for assisted travel on DLRTransport for London (TfL) and KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) announced they have launched a six-month trail to help make journeys on the DLR more accessible. Time slots will be available for customers to pre-book travel support at least two hours before their journey and the trail will run daily between 7am to 7Pm. Short term requests can also be made by phone for journeys less than two hours but will be dependent on staff availability. Once a booking is confirmed the customer will be met at the start of their DLR journey by a DLR staff member who will accompany them throughout their trip. Tr...

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  • Oxygène next-generation French inter-city train unveiledFRANCE: National passenger operator SNCF Voyageurs and manufacturer CAF have unveiled the first of the Z26700 Oxygène inter-city trainsets which will replace Corail locomotive-hauled coaches on 200 km/h inter-city serves on conventional lines.

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