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Snow chaos causes train delays

Network Rail is failing customers, watchdog warns, as passengers are “not getting what they pay for”

Fri, 21 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has issued a stark warning to Network Rail that the organisation is failing passengers.

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Six reasons why we should expand Heathrow Airport now

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

Every month the UK loses £1.25bn from lost trade due to a lack of airport capacity, says Heathrow

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Victoria station

Victoria Station was evacuated this morning after a fire alert

Wed, 19 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Victoria main line station was closed for 30 minutes this morning after a fire alert.

Eurostar train

Underwater train to Ireland? It could happen

Fri, 14 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A Channel Tunnel-style train could be used to connect Britain and Ireland, according to a think tank.

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M25 pothole

Giant pothole appears on the M25 causing two-hour delays

Fri, 14 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Pictures: @SurreyRoadCops

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Heathrow airport

Expand Heathrow and the benefits will extend to everyone – not just Londoners

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

New analysis says Heathrow expansion could deliver £211bn of economic benefits to the UK

Aiplane leaving Heathrow

New report says airport expansion will cost billions more than stated

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

A report from the Airports Commission, published today, puts the cost of expanding Heathrow and Gatwick airports significantly higher than current proposals.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson with an oyster card

Boris just capped Tube fares for part-time workers, here's how much they could save

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

If you’re one of London’s 600,000 part-time workers, then this news story is going to make you very happy.

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The Oxford Street Christmas Lights

A whopping 76 million bus and Tube journeys were made in one week earlier this year

Fri, 7 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The record for the number of bus and Tube journeys made in one week was smashed in September with a massive 76.1 million journeys being made in one week.

Londoners leave £53m unused on Oyster cards

Use Oyster rather than contactless card? You could be paying £100 more EVERY WEEK

Thu, 6 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Oyster card users may be paying up to £91.80 a week more than passengers who pay for journeys using contactless cards at barriers.

Heathrow airport

Expand Heathrow and watch British business take off

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

A new runway could bring £100bn of economic benefits to the UK

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Bee near a flower

Bee happy: government plans to restore bee-friendly habitats unveiled

Tue, 4 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Billions of pounds ride on the health and prosperity of the UK’s honeybees.

Armed police at Heathrow

Liquids scanners could end 100ml rule at airports

Mon, 3 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Armed police at Heathrow

Tube strike

London may see Tube strike after worker sacked for drinking

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

London may see a Tube strike in the next few weeks as London Underground workers are set to be balloted on whether to take industrial action.

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Crossrail 2 - Boris Johnson and Transport for London's preferred route

We might get a Crossrail 2, and this map shows where it could go

Thu, 30 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

London’s population is set to grow by two million people by the early 2030s, to 10 million.

Heathrow airport

If Britain’s economy is to keep growing, we must grow Heathrow

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

Why the best place to connect Britain to future growth is the airport that already does

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Windowless plane 1

Check out this amazing windowless plane with smart-screen video panels Video

Mon, 27 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The future of air travel is windowless. 318 years after the British government introduced the window tax, it seems airlines are taking up the baton, as the planes of the future seek marginal gains in efficiency.

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