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Crossrail: Elizabeth line confirmed to open on 24 May

The Office of Rail and Road grants approval for the railway to begin running on 24 May.

Anger over hundreds of axed train services for newly nationalised ScotRail over driver shortages

Hundreds of trains services have been cancelled or curtailed this week due to driver shortages linked to a bitter pay dispute ahead of a possible summer of discontent on the newly-nationalised Scots rail network.

Summer of rail strikes ahead after unions dismiss pay offer [subscription]

Railway passengers face a summer of disruption with two unions planning industrial action over pay and a threat to hundreds of jobs in Scotland.

DfT pledges £1m to finance world’s first net-zero transatlantic flight

The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £1m to finance the world’s first net-zero flight. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called on the global aviation industry to work on the project, inviting international airlines to collaborate alongside the UK Government to deliver the demonstrator flight in 2023. “This trailblazing net zero emissions flight, a world [...] The post DfT pledges £1m to finance world’s first net-zero transatlantic flight appeared first on CityAM.

Independent rail firm bids to launch as rival to Great Western on the mainline from south Wales to London

'We will drive value for money for passengers and taxpayers by providing more choice for rail-users, as well as providing a more personal, customer-focussed train service'

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  • Railway inspectors give final green light to Elizabeth Line FRIDAY BRIEFING: Railway inspectors give final green light to Elizabeth Line ++ HS2 unveils first diesel-free site ++ Network Rail to close line for nine days ++ Derby-based Loram joins forces with rail consultant ++
  • Railway braces for weekend changes This weekend will see many new timetables introduced when summer schedules begin on Sunday. Train operators are urging their passengers to check before travelling, in the case the times of their trains have been altered. One of the many changes includes the doubling of service frequencies on the recently-reopened Dartmoor Line between Exeter and Okehampton, where scheduled passenger trains were restored last November. From Sunday trains will be running every hour.

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