HS2 train companies must give jobs to British workers

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Graeme Paton has reported that new 225mph trains for Britain’s high-speed railway will be built in the UK under government plans to generate hundreds of jobs, it will be announced today. Ministers said that companies bidding to build the trains, which will be among the world’s fastest, should provide “British jobs for British workers”. HS2…

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New bus lane and 26 new bus stops proposed

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Hannah Mitchell has reported that a new bus lane and double yellow lines could be installed in Colwick as part of a multi-million pound project to bring an electric bus route to the city. The proposals are being put forward to improve the flow of traffic in the Gedling area and give priority to the…

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Bus firms cut out main Dundee road to avoid delays

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Amy Hall has reported that proposals for a revised Dundee bus service have been unveiled at a public meeting. Xplore visited the North East Regeneration Forum at The Crescent, Whitfield, on Wednesday night to unveil new route plans. The company revealed it intends to cut out Forfar Road on the 32 and 33 routes. Congestion…

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London tops transport networks in the UK

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Rebecca Smith has reported that London has topped the UK rankings of the cities with the most sustainable transport networks, but fails to crack the top five of the global ratings. Among the UK cities rated on the quality and effectiveness of their transport, Edinburgh came second, followed by Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. While London…

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North ‘paying cost’ of south’s HS2 overspend

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Francis Perraudin has reported that HS2 has been accused of cutting costs on the northern leg of its route in order to make up for overspending in the south, after it was revealed that only 2% of the Yorkshire line is to be built in tunnels, compared with nearly 30% of its track between London…

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Strike to hit commuters on South Western Railway

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Graeme Paton has reported that Britain’s busiest rail network will cancel more than a third of trains next week as unions stage the most damaging strike yet in a row over the closure of doors. South Western Railway, which carries 230 million passengers a year, indicated that almost 40 per cent of services would not…

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Rail industry promises investment and improvement in services

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Staff at the BBC have reported that Britain’s rail industry has joined forces in a pledge to improve services, investment – and their public image. Plagued by years of bad publicity, the industry on Monday said passengers will see a “transformation in their railway” over the next 18 months. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), a…

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Rail firms ‘consider’ railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds

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Brian Milligan has reported that over four million young people in the UK could be set to benefit from a new railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds. The report states that the website MoneySavingExpert has seen documents from the Rail Delivery Group, which owns the National Rail brand, confirming a rollout of the card next year.…

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Bus drivers to put brakes on services as pay row escalates

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Conrad Landin has reported that bus drivers are being paid nearly £5,000 a year less than colleagues working for the same company five miles away, their union has claimed. Workers are planning five 24-hour walkouts between now and the end of November in a call for pay parity. The report states that they have already…

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