Rail transport

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New UK rail travel platform promises to plant a tree for every booking
The company – which offers the same fares as other rail sites – aims to match the government’s target of planting 90-120 million trees a year

Gemma Bowes

03, Dec, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Dormouse bridge across railway line could help save endangered species
Tiny bridge in Lancashire will connect two wild populations of the tree-dwelling hazel dormouse

Miranda Bryant

30, Nov, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Concerns over masks enforcement on public transport in England
Return of mandatory face coverings broadly welcomed, but with calls for measure to be properly policed

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Tube strike to disrupt return of night services
Second walkout on London Underground in two days amid dispute over night-time drivers’ rota

Harry Taylor

27, Nov, 2021 @1:43 PM

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A new golden age of British rail depends on total electrification | Letters
Letters: Charles EL Gilman urges the government to resume and complete electrification schemes, Jim Grozier fondly remembers on-board sightseeing booklets, while Victoria Owens recalls an ecclesiastical jewel seen from a train

Letters

26, Nov, 2021 @5:48 PM

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London Underground strikes threaten to disrupt festive season
Five lines affected from Friday over dispute between RMT and Transport for London over night tube service

Caroline Davies

25, Nov, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Northern politicians continue push for improved rail plan
Andy Burnham warned plans would ‘fail generations to come’ as he urged Downing Street to engage in talks

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Railways U-turn highlights Westminster’s contempt for the north | Letters
Letters: Tim Treuherz contrasts the neglect of northern infrastructure with the massive investment in southern cities such as Oxford, while Jeffrey Henderson calls for devolution and more regional autonomy. Plus letters from Glyn Turton and Lyn Summers

Letters

23, Nov, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Start of final Crossrail trials in London raises hope of early 2022 opening
Volunteer passengers will be aboard central TfL section of Elizabeth line as part of final testing phase

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Being betrayed is nothing new for the north. But that won’t lessen the blow | David Olusoga
Tackling the historical regional inequalities demands an effort akin to German reunification. ‘Levelling up’ was never more than rhetorical

David Olusoga

21, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Has Boris Johnson crashed the Tory car?
The rail debacle may have been the last straw for a party painfully divided between ‘red wallers’ who believed the levelling-up spin and more traditional Conservatives

Toby Helm & Michael Savage

21, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A rail plan that punishes London will be a train wreck for the regions, too
Northern cities need a flourishing capital, so there will be no winners from the downgrading of transport schemes

Phillip Inman

20, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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