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Huge crackdown on train tickets this September as half a million are renamed to make life 'simpler' for travellers

Language will be changed and ticket machines made simpler as part of latest efforts to crack down on the 55 million different types of fares that exist

DLR-style scheme to rival southern rail proposals to Heathrow

A £375M light rail scheme to Heathrow has been submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of its call for ideas on third party funded projects. Submitted by Spelthorne Coucil, the DLR-style scheme is in direct competition to bids by the Windsor Link Railway and Heathrow Southern Rail.

Campaign for Better Transportís new CEO for 30 years

Campaign for Better Transport has appointed Darren Shirley as its new Chief Executive. He will take over from Stephen Joseph, who is stepping down after 30 years in this role.

Heathrow planes are lower, larger and more intrusive

According to a new survey aircraft landing at Heathrow are lower than in years gone by. The survey, carried out by campaign group HACAN, also found that planes had become larger and fuller.

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  • Air freight market growth slows in June The predicted slowdown of the global air freight market became a clear trend in June, as year-over-year (YOY) growth in the total air cargo market slowed to 2.7%, about half the five-year average growth rate (5.1%), according to IATA‚Äôs June Air Freight Market Analysis. read more
  • Italy seeks state-controlled shareholder consortium for AlitaliaThe Italian government is considering involving national railway company Ferrovie dello Stato and public investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in plans to keep the bankrupt Alitalia in Italian hands, local media has reported. read more
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