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Thousands of TSSA and Unite members to join RMT in Network Rail strikes on 18 and 20 August

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The Office of Rail and Road (ORR)'s annual assessment of High Speed 1 Ltd (HS1 Ltd) has highlighted concerns over how the company is managing its asset renewals.

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  • UK ahead of EV adoption curve but charging accessibility lags behind The UK is currently ahead of the Climate Change Committee’s electric vehicle (EV) adoption curve by more than 100,000 cars. According to figures by Volkswagen Financial Services UK, there were 833,000 EVs in the UK as of March – up 71 per cent on last year’s levels.  At the same time, registrations of battery-electric vehicles [...] The post UK ahead of EV adoption curve but charging accessibility lags behind appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Welsh Lib Dems call for free train travel as cost of living crisis bitesThe Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh government to take a leaf out of Spain’s book on public transport. The party is calling for the Welsh Labour government to consider introducing a scheme similar to the one introduced this month in Spain which will see free train journeys for commuter and medium-distance trains between 1 September and 31 December.

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  • “High Speed Rail essential to levelling up Britain”The High Speed Rail Group has released its latest report – High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voices – bringing together influential voices from across politics, business and academia to make the case for the benefits of rail infrastructure investment, which include:

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  • Yellow Buses to close as NatEx in for Yellow CoachesBournemouth Transport Ltd, which trades as Yellow Buses, will end the operation of all services beyond Thursday 4 August after administrator Milsted Langdon was unable to find a buyer for the troubled business. 
  • Team Pennine marks positive first year under TransdevTransdev Blazefield has marked the first anniversary of its Team Pennine operation – the former Yorkshire Tiger business – by announcing that it has invested £2.5m so far in overhauling the undertaking “with more to come.” 
  • ‘Wake up call’ for coach industry via consumer researchInsurance broker McCarron Coates has issued what it calls as “a wake-up call” to the coach industry via the publication of findings from consumer research that it commissioned. Those results suggest that the sector should alter its marketing strategies “and align itself with what the current customer wants if it is to survive,” the supplier claims.
  • HCT Group seeks to terminate operations in YorkshireHCT Group is seeking to terminate its operations in Yorkshire, the transport social enterprise has announced. It has blamed difficult trading conditions and rising costs for the decision.

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