Rail passengers face second day of delays after Waterloo derailment

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Kevin Rawlinson has reported that a second day of rush-hour problems on Britain’s rail network has compounded the disruption caused by large-scale upgrade works – 24 hours after commuters learned of the biggest fare increases in recent years. Passengers face delays on trains travelling across the Pennines and up to the north-east of England. Services…

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Dawn of £19k commute as rail fares see highest rise in five years

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Hayley Dixon has reported that the  dawn of the £10,000 season ticket is nearing as commuters will see the highest price hike in five years. Rail fares will rise by 3.6per cent from January in line with inflation, which for many will add hundreds of pounds to their ticket in what has been described as…

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Fear of transport chaos for bus strike during carnival

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Fiona Simpson has reported that union bosses have warned that a 48-hour walk-out by bus staff over Bank Holiday weekend could spark traffic chaos for revellers at Notting Hill Carnival.  More than 400 controllers are set to strike between August 27 and August 29 in a row over pay sparking fears of widespread disruption across…

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£1bn funding row threatens ‘right deal’ for Welsh rail

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Staff at BBC Online have reported that a  £1bn funding row could lead to a rushed job in getting the “right deal” for the future rail network in Wales, a leading transport expert has warned. The UK government has threatened to put bids for the Wales and Borders franchise on hold amid a dispute with…

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Labour calls for for flexible rail ticketing

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Paul Wilson has reported that Labour’s Tom Watson has called for more called for more flexible rail tickets to make it easier for fans to get to games. Rail fares are considerably cheaper when booked up to three months in advance but Labour feels it is unfair football supporters are unable to take advantage when…

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London Underground to get 4G coverage by 2019

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Jonathan Prynn has reported that Sadiq Khan has pledged that Londoners will be free to use their mobiles to make calls or go online on Tube trains deep under the capital within two years. The Mayor set a 2019 deadline for the start of 4G coverage in Underground tunnels for the first time as he…

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Car production fall hits UK industrial output

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Andy Verity has reported that UK industrial production shrank in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest official figures. Production fell by 0.4%, mainly due to a 0.6% drop in manufacturing output, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed. That was largely due to a 3.6% fall in the production of…

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