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Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

Lady Justice to decide whether #TransportForLondon will close forever

| May 22, 2020

Like that of a story someone would eventually make into a movie – the opening scene is of a young fellow called Ajit Chambers standing in City Hall presenting his incredulous business plan to then London Mayor – Boris Johnson. A plan showing how to make £200 million by opening London’s Disused Tube Stations as […]

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#COVID-19 transport measures: Council adopts temporary flexibility for licences and port services

#COVID-19 transport measures: Council adopts temporary flexibility for licences and port services

| May 22, 2020

The EU is adapting certain rules for different transport sectors to help companies and authorities cope in the extraordinary circumstances created by the coronavirus crisis. The Council has adopted temporary measures enabling the extension of the validity of certain certificates and licences in road, rail and waterborne transport, and relaxing the rules on charging ships for the use of port […]

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#Coronavirus – With one-way systems and floor markings, Britain increases rail services

#Coronavirus – With one-way systems and floor markings, Britain increases rail services

| May 19, 2020

Britain’s rail network on Monday (18 May) added more services for the first time since the country went into coronavirus lockdown two months ago, testing new measures to ensure social distancing and prevent crowding, writes Sarah Young. Network Rail said that just under 70% of trains would be running from Monday, up from the half-service […]

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#Coronavirus – Britain’s rail network adds more trains amid crowding worries

#Coronavirus – Britain’s rail network adds more trains amid crowding worries

| May 19, 2020

Britain’s rail network started running more services on Monday (18 May), raising concerns that more people will start to use trains which could lead to crowding at stations and onboard amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, writes Sarah Young. Network Rail, the country’s state-owned infrastructure operator, said that it will introduce around 3,000 more trains per […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission proposes measures to provide relief and flexibility to #Transport sector

#Coronavirus – Commission proposes measures to provide relief and flexibility to #Transport sector

| April 30, 2020

The Commission has adopted a package of measures to support companies in the aviation, rail, maritime and road sectors to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. They will ease the regulatory burden and reduce costs for transport companies and may be followed by more proposals in the coming weeks. Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: […]

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Commission approves project to improve railway connections in #Sicily

Commission approves project to improve railway connections in #Sicily

| April 26, 2020

The European Commission has approved an investment of almost €177 million from the European Regional Development Fund to double a section of railway line between Palermo and Carini, in Sicily, Italy. This will encourage the use of rail transport, hence cutting road congestion and reducing CO2 emissions. Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira said: “While our immediate […]

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Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

| March 31, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, an individual aid measure to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the Polish southeastern province of Podkarpackie. The aid takes the form of a €6 million direct grant to the logistic company Treeden Group Sp.z o.o. The aid will contribute […]

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