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Mindset shift needed for Cambridge Autonomous Metro to take off

A change in mindset is needed in order to push through delivery of the Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) scheme, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor James Palmer told England’s Economic Heartland Annual Conference yesterday.

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  • DfT declares war on railway graffiti Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced a new campaign to tackle the ˜blight™ of graffiti on railways and roadsides. In a letter to the rail industry, the transport secretary has called for long-term plans to tackle the issue in addition to action which has already been taken, including a review of response times so any graffiti damage is dealt with quickly. Network Rail has already allocated an additional £1 million to carry out a ˜graffiti blitz™, on top of its annual £3.5 million programme of anti-graffiti measures. The graffiti ˜artists™ often place themselves at serious risk when ...

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  • MP demands return of Barrow to Manchester train after Northern cutsA NEW reduction in the number of trains running between Barrow and Manchester has been labelled ‘unacceptable’.
  • Grand Central’s service hits the buffersOpen access operator scraps plans as a result of pandemic   Grand Central had acquired Class 90 locomotives and former LNER rolling stock to operate the new service   Grand Central will not launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after Covid-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’. The open access train operator and parent company Arriva said following months of exploring all options to launch the proposed expansion of services to the North West route as planned, it is not now viable due to the economic uncertainty and changed travel patterns caused by C...

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