As bike-sharing in London hits a record high, we explore schemes across the globe
This year is the 10th anniversary of the world’s first large-scale bike-sharing scheme, the Velib in Paris, whose immediate success – 20 million users in its first year – prompted cities across the world to wheel out their own copies. A decade later there are 1,000 of these schemes, from Milton Keynes to the medina in Marrakech, with 17 across the UK and more opening this year.Some have back-
- Other Regional Press - Traders are worried that a city centre scheme to deliver a new £13.5m bus interchange and pedestrian-friendly Frodsham Street could be late.
- BBC News - German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.
- Bradford Telegraph & Argus - POLITICIANS and campaigners in the district are "delighted" after a Transport Minister said he would be "very surprised" if Bradford did not feature in plans for the new HS3 rail route.
- BBC News - The RMT calls for urgent talks over the Southern Rail row while Aslef discussions resume next week.
- Rail Technology Magazine - Rail union RMT has called for urgent talks to be resumed with Southern in a bid to bring its long running dispute about guards on trains to an end after months of the bitter feud. The news comes as RMT executives prepare to meet next Tuesday 28 February to consider the future of the dispute...
- Other Regional Press - Evening Times readers have backed the free bus travel scheme for older people.Following our story in Thursdays paper hundreds of readers got in touch to offer their opinions on the scheme.
- Other News Sources -TRAIN companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.
- Rail Technology Magazine - ORR has this week published its UK rail industry financial information 2015-16, which has revealed the expenditure and income sources of the whole rail industry for the past year. The publication was started in 2010-11 and aims to increase accountability and transparency for customers as well as...
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- West Sussex Gazette - Strike action by Southern staff is increasingly impotent and ineffective, according to rail bosses.
- Plymouth Herald - Plymouth is to get a new railway station after the Government included the project as part of a £43.57million cash boost for the South West.
- Green Miscellany - Britain may have an electric railway that this year celebrates its 134th birthday, but electrification of the entire network lags behind otherEuropean countries.Forty per centof the British rail network was electrified by 2006, representing 60 of all rail journeys. However, electrification of remaining lines, particularly with the more-efficient overhead lines, remains slow. While we wring our hands about the financial The post Our friends electric: How Europe is cleaning up i
- Lancashire Telegraph - PASSENGERS are to get a £4.6million fleet of 30 new buses specially tailored to their requirements.
- Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Go North East has invested £1.8m in buying 11 new, high-specification, environmentally friendly buses for its no. 49 route
- Other Regional Press -A new proposed rail service from Southampton to Londonwhich promises cheaper fares and more seatshas been backed by a city MP.
- Other News Sources - A TRIAL of lightweight trains could help see campaigners vision of re-opening a long-disused rail line between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen become a reality.
- Rail Technology Magazine -High-Speed 2 (HS2) hybrid bill has secured Royal Assent after completing more than three years of Parliamentary scrutiny, leading the way for a new line to increase capacity on the UKs railways.
- ITV News - It was hoped it would be the train of the future.
- Times Online - Heathrow is preparing to start work on a third runway in three years time, despite claims from senior airline bosses that the timetable is unachievable.
- Financial Times - Chief executive hails milestone year for airport group as revenues rise 1.5
- Railway Gazette - NATIONAL EXPRESS: German passenger train operating contracts offer more attractive business opportunities than UK franchises, National Express Group CEO Dean Finch said when the transport group's annual results were published on February 23.
French and British rail regulatory bodies publish opinions on the 2018 Network Statement of EurotunnelOffice of Rail and Road (ORR) - The Office of Rail and Road ("ORR") and Autorit de Rgulation des Activits Ferroviaires et Routires (Arafer") are the responsible bodies for the regulation of the Chanel Fixed Link. Both..
- The Herald - PASSENGERS will benefit from new cross-border train routes if Scotlands rail network is opened up to competition, a former UK transport minister has said.
- Other News Sources - An article in a Chinese newspaper has criticised the European Union (EU), accusing it of allowing its bureaucratic instincts and a desire to assert its power to jeopardise a Chinese state-backed high-speed railway planned between Budapest and Belgrade (pictured).
- Times Online - Drivers of highly polluting cars should be given a £1,000 voucher to help them to switch to cleaner cars, bicycles or public transport for their commute, a report has recommended.
- Times Online - Train companies were accused yesterday of acting above the law by hiding enhanced compensation rights from passengers.
- Times Online - The worlds biggest aircraft, which is capable of carrying 50 cars or four battle tanks, is to make regular appearances at British airports after its operator opened a new base in the country.
- Other Regional Press -A coach link between Oxford and Birmingham Airport is to end after just eight months.
Cardiff's new bus station finally set for planning approval but major concerns remain from train operatorWales Online - The plans for Cardiff's new bus station are recommended for approval at a meeting next week
- Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Newcastle MP Nick Brown is campaigning about planned new laws which would ensure only the private sector can run buses
- Financial Times - International Airlines Groups 2016 results hit by sterling weakness after Brexit
- Reuters News - LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways
- Reuters News - The chief executive of Canada's second largest pension fund, which owns a 30 percent stake in Bombardier Inc.'s (BBDb.TO) transportation division, said on Friday he hopes that a dispute between the company and Toronto's transportation agency over a rail car contract will be resolved out of court.
- New Scientist - Virtual signs that pop up on your windscreen and say rushing to the hospital or in a hurry to the airport help turn other drivers aggression to empathy
- Other News Sources - Plans are in for a major £40 million rail depot at Exeter St David's.
- Tahnie Martin, who was hit by piece of roofing, was highly valued at University of Wolverhampton, vice-chancellor says
Tributes have been paid to a woman who was killed by flying debris during Storm Doris, which wreaked havoc across the UK. Tahnie Martin, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died on Thursday after she was struck by wooden debris while walking past a cafe in Wolverhampton city centre. Related: Storm Doris hits the UK – in picturesContinue reading...
- Exclusive: 802 schools, nurseries and colleges are in areas where levels of nitrogen dioxide breach EU legal limitsTens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, the Guardian can disclose.A study identifies 802 educational institutions where pupils as young as three are being exposed to levels of nitrogen dioxide that breach EU legal limits and which the gove
- Wiltshire police investigating whether strong winds were a factor in death of woman reportedly crushed by road sweeper
Police are investigating whether a second death on Thursday was caused by high winds associated with Storm Doris, which wreaked havoc across the UK. An investigation is already under way into the death of a 29-year-old woman who sustained head injuries when she was struck by “wooden debris” while walking past a cafe in Wolverhampton city centre. Related: Storm Doris
- Police and Wolverhampton council working to establish how woman was killed by flying debris in city centre
Investigations are continuing after a woman was killed by flying debris during Storm Doris, which wreaked havoc across the UK with winds of up to 94mph.The 29-year-old woman died after sustaining head injuries when she was struck by “wooden debris” while walking past a cafe in Wolverhampton city centre.Related: Storm Doris hits the UK – in picturesContinue reading...
- Financial Times - Move by Alphabets car unit reflects high stakes in self-driving technology
- Birmingham Mail -Amazing video footage shows skills in 80mph gusts at Birmingham Airport
- Reading Evening Post - Staff at the university have hit back at claims from Cllr Tony Page that it has "yet to put their hand in their collective pocket"
- Department for Transport - The UK government has today announced £3.8 million for a Londonderry to London air route, following the decision by current operator Ryanair to stop serving the air link at the end of March.
- Derby Telegraph - Japan should buy trains built by Bombardier in Derby because they are "better" than what they already have, according to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.
- London Evening Standard - Euston and King's Cross stations were both evacuated
- London Evening Standard - Sadiq Khan has given his backing to London's "Mini Holland" cycle schemes in the face of demands from motorists to reopen residential roads to through traffic.
- Financial Times - Group worries about prospects of securing aviation agreement after Britain leaves EU
- Other Regional Press - A think-tank has urged the Scottish Government to set up a rail infrastructure commission to examine projects which could transform the network.
- BBC News - Train services at London Euston were suspended on Thursday afternoon due to winds of up to 94mph.
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