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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'

Saturday, 14 May 2022

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  • Promote safety benefits of low-traffic schemes, Boardman tells councilsHead of Active Travel England says aim is to give neighbourhoods back what has been taken away Councils should face down rows over low-traffic neighbourhoods by reframing the debate in terms of livable streets that children can use safely, the head of England’s walking and cycling watchdog has argued as it unveiled its first raft of projects.Chris Boardman, the former Olympic cyclist who heads Active Travel England (ATE), has promised his organisation will help local authorities navigate culture wars and media controversies over traffic schemes, along with carrying out its core role of ensurin...

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