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Rail services in Britain will be reduced to 72% of pre-pandemic levels over the next few weeks, and passengers are being asked to check before they travel that their service is running.

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  • Traders must act now with border traffic expected to increase next weekBusinesses and hauliers trading between Great Britain and the EU have been urged to ensure they meet necessary requirements before travelling to the border, as the Government warns that expected traffic could increase next week. Exporters must provide the right documentation to hauliers, including export declarations and the extra certificates needed for products like plant and animal products, and hauliers heading to Kent must get a negative Covid test and obtain a Kent Access Permit before heading to port, or risk facing a fine and being turned away. Since the end of the transition period ...
  • First LNG-powered ferry to serve UK takes to the waterThe next ship to join Brittany Ferries’ fleet will be called Salamanca, and will be powered by cleaner LNG. Salamanca’s launch ceremony took place on 6th January 2021 at the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China, where she is under construction. She is the second of three E-Flexer class ships ordered by Brittany Ferries and will join sister-ship Galicia, when she enters service in the spring of 2022. Fleet renewal is one of the pillars of Brittany Ferries’ five-year recovery plan. The investment in new ships was made well before the pandemic began, but a trio of cleaner, more effici...
  • British Airways announces a new partnership with Michelin-starred chef Tom KerridgeBritish Airways has announced that it will be partnering with celebrated, British Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, who has designed a number of gourmet food items, which include signature pies and sandwiches, to pre-purchase for the airline’s Euro Traveller (short haul economy) customers.   The move marks a renewed focus on the short haul customer experience, which also includes the completion of a full WiFi rollout across its airbus short haul fleet and the ability to pre-order duty free items directly to customers’ seats through its inflight retail site, Highlifesh...
  • easyJet cabin crew to be fast tracked to support the NHS vaccination programmeThe NHS is recruiting easyJet cabin crew as vaccinators to support nationwide UK vaccine roll-out. easyJet cabin crew will be trained to administer the vaccine in NHS Vaccine Centres across the UK. Following easyJet’s recent offer of help to the UK Government, easyJet cabin crew are being recruited and fast tracked to support the NHS as part of the vital nationwide effort to distribute the Coronavirus vaccine. The airline wrote to the UK Prime Minister in November to offer support to the Government on its efforts to implement the national Covid-19 vaccination programme this winter. With ...

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  • Hitachi fleets to be fitted with updated brake pads and discsUK: The Class 800/801/802 inter-city trainsets supplied and maintained by Hitachi are to be fitted with a new generation of brake pads and discs which has been developed by Knorr-Bremse to improve brake system performance and reduce life-cycle costs by facilitating longer maintenance intervals.
  • High speed train order increasedCHINA: China State Railway Group has awarded the Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation joint venture a 297m yuan contract to supply a further two eight-car CR400AF high speed trainsets by the end of June.

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  • Public transport passengers asked to be silentThe Balearic government has asked passengers on public transport to make their journeys in silence. Not speaking on buses, trains and the Metro is one of the government's public transport recommendations for combating the spread of the virus. Others are paying with the intermodal card or a bank card and planning journeys so as to avoid times when transport is at its busiest.

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