Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe

Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe

Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP First published: 22 September 2016 Part of: United Nations General Assembly 2016 and UK Mission to the United Nations, New York United Nations Security Council passes historic resolution on aviation security. The safety of air passengers was the focus of an historic United Nations (UN) resolution unanimously adopted on Thursday 22…

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Eurostar storing bikes in disabled toilets

Eurostar storing bikes in disabled toilets

Image copyrightTHINKSTOCK By Tony SmithBBC News From the BBC section UK Bicycles are being stored in disabled toilets on some of Eurostar’s international services to and from France, the BBC has learned. Disability charities said it was not acceptable, with Transport for All saying it showed “clear disrespect”. Eurostar said it was “occasionally” using one of two disabled toilets on some trains as a “temporary measure”. It follows the introduction of new trains which do not…

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High Speed 2 vs Hyperloop: Elon Musk transport vision is faster, safer and cheaper

High Speed 2 vs Hyperloop: Elon Musk transport vision is faster, safer and cheaper

Elon Musk’s vision of a 760mph Hyperloop transportation system would be a cheaper and more efficient alternative to the UK government’s £52bn (€73.5bn, $82bn) plans for the HS2 high-speed railway between London and Birmingham, Hyperloop’s CEO has said. Source: High Speed 2 vs Hyperloop: Elon Musk transport vision is faster, safer and cheaper   George Medhurst an English inventor actually invented and patented this technology in 1810. http://www.ingenious.org.uk/site.asp?s=S2&DCID=10436310

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Conductors axed on Boris’s New Routemaster due to TfL funding cuts

Conductors axed on Boris’s New Routemaster due to TfL funding cuts

The second crew members were introduced to supervise use of the bus’s opening rear platform, one of its key features which was lauded by the former Mayor as a return to the glory days of the origin… Source: Conductors axed on Boris’s New Routemaster due to TfL funding cuts

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British commuters spend up to six times as much on fares as European passengers

British commuters spend up to six times as much on fares as European passengers

File photo dated 15/09/2014 of commuters making their way off a train at Blackfriars Station, London British rail commuters spend up to six times as much of their salaries on fares as European passengers on publicly owned railways, a study has revealed. Action for Rail, a campaign by rail unions and the TUC, said some UK workers were spending 13% of their monthly wages on rail travel compared with 2% in Italy. The research was…

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Transport

Transport

Multi-billion pound plans to overhaul rail in North of England 20 March 2015 From the sectionUK comments Plans to overhaul transport across the North of England, including with multi-billion pound rail schemes, have been laid out by the government. The Northern Transport Strategy report details what George Osborne believes will create a “northern powerhouse”. It contains a long-term plan to improve road links and speed up train times between major cities. But the Rail, Maritime…

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