Rail transport

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Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories’ transport greenprint
Delayed decarbonisation plan for achieving net zero emissions for transport by 2050 is published

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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New network of European sleeper trains announced
A French start-up aims to run ‘hotels on rails’ from Paris to 12 cities across Europe, including Edinburgh, from 2024

Kim Willsher

22, Jun, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Japan bullet train driver disciplined for leaving controls to go to toilet
A conductor, who was not qualified to drive the train, sat in the driver’s seat during his three-minute absence, in breach of the rules

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

21, May, 2021 @5:19 AM

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Infrastructure, roads and rail projects get $15.2bn over 10 years in Australia’s 2021 budget
Questions remain about Coalition’s ability to deliver on an ambitious agenda, which it says takes the total infrastructure spend to $110bn in a decade

Anne Davies

11, May, 2021 @10:07 AM

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The dream ticket: sleeper trains could soon run from London to Europe’s cities
An ambitious plan to take overnight services through the Channel tunnel reflects a growing interest in sustainable travel

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

11, Apr, 2021 @7:26 AM

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France says Eurostar will get French and UK aid to ensure its future
French transport minister says he is working with UK to keep firm going amid fall in passengers

Gwyn Topham

21, Jan, 2021 @7:08 PM

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Revival of Trans Europe Express 'key to EU's carbon neutrality'
Campaigners say direct links between capitals could significantly reduce carbon emissions

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

20, Jan, 2021 @10:58 AM

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All change: India's railways bring back tea in clay cups in bid to banish plastics
Stations switch to humble earthen kulhads in move to cut down on toxic waste and boost incomes of village potters

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

03, Dec, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Lahore’s metro line opened to fanfare – but what is the real cost of China's 'gift'?
The Pakistani city’s railway is a hit with passengers, but critics say worker deaths and huge debt are too high a price to pay

Sabrina Toppa in Lahore

05, Nov, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Portillo showing his Republican colours | Brief letters
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Letters

30, Jul, 2020 @4:43 PM

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Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against German railway
Salo Muller secured €50m from Dutch railway for transporting people to Nazi camps

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

30, Jul, 2020 @10:37 AM

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'People don't want to fly': Covid-19 reawakens Europe's sleeper trains
Overnight services in Europe had seemingly hit the buffers but pandemic has revived demand

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

27, Jul, 2020 @8:46 AM

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