Self-driving trains to run on London’s rail network for first time

Harry Collier has reported that self-driving trains will run on London’s rail network for the first time. The trains than can accelerate and brake more efficiently than those operated by a driver will be brought in under plans to boost the number of services at packed city centre stations. The report states that testing is…

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Bus users urged to have say on services

The BBC has reported that Scotland’s bus users are being urged to have their say on the quality and reliability of local services. It follows a 2016 study that found a third of areas had no Sunday service connecting them with a hospital, which it cost an average of £9 for a round trip ticket…

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Major shake-up of bus services planned to beat congested roads

Richard Guttridge has reported that National Express said changes to timetables around the borough may be needed due to the level of congestion on the roads. A consultation has been launched to help transport experts judge where changes are needed including some services in Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. It is the first major review of…

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Rail scheme ‘vital’ for Cambridge faces 10-year delay

Josh Thomas has reported that a major rail project that is “vital” to Cambridge’s economy could be delayed for at least a decade, and cost £14 billion more than expected. The development of Crossrail 2 has been described as “vital” to the success of the Cambridge to London ‘innovation corridor’ and the future of Stansted…

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Fall in rail journeys raises question for train franchise firms

Gwyn Topham has reported that the number of rail passenger journeys in Britain fell sharply in spring this year, after two decades of virtually constant growth since privatisation. Analysts and industry observers said the figures were concerning, while Labour said it raised serious questions about the viability of franchises. Figures from the Office of Rail…

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New bus route to cut journey times between Nottingham and East Midlands Airport

Matt Jarram has reported that a new bus route will cut journey times between Nottingham and East Midlands Airport to under 35 minutes. The Skylink express route for people travelling between the two locations is to be more direct from October 29. Trentbarton is introducing a new and improved Skylink express timetable, with the journey…

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Wave of rail strikes hit services across England

Staff at the Telegraph have reported that rail workers were planning fresh strikes at four train operators, claiming that support from the public for their campaign over guards is “flooding in”. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia were said to be “solidly supporting”…

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Uber and Transport for London hail ‘constructive’ meeting

Tanya Powley has reported that Uber’s new chief executive stepped up his fight to retain the ride-hailing app’s London licence with his first face-to-face meeting with the city’s transport regulator on Tuesday. Spokespeople for both Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi and Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown described the meeting as “constructive”. It comes just a few…

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Transport for London warns Crossrail 2 could be delayed by decade

Jim Pickard and Gill Plimmer have reported that Crossrail 2, which would tunnel from north to south London, has yet to receive the go-ahead from the government, as City Hall and the Department for Transport tussle over its cost. An unpublished business case submitted by TfL to the government earlier this year and seen by…

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