transport
Coronavirus Pandemic Causes ‘Inevitable’ Crossrail Delay, Says Sadiq Khan

If the Crossrail project is getting inexplicably delayed during normal circumstances, you can bet your arse it's going to be pushed back in the midst of a global pandemic. Read More >>

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UK Rail Network Temporarily Nationalised From Today

Yet another incredible and enormous and previously unthinkable political manoeuvre has been performed in a matter of days – making running a country look easy when needs must – as the government has effectively nationalised the UK's railways for the duration of the drastically scaled-back period of operation under coronavirus menace. Read More >>

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Passenger Rail Services to Halve From Monday

The government and the rail industry have decided there's no point running empty trains all the time in order to try to show coronavirus who's boss, and have agreed to virtually halve the number of trains that run across the nation from Monday 23. Read More >>

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Easyjet Ends Freebies and Asks Crew to Take Three Months of Unpaid Leave

Easyjet is about to match demands made by Virgin for staff to take an unpaid holiday within their own houses, as the airline wants all cabin crew and pilots to take a three-month, off-the-payroll mini-break while the entire air industry is paused. Read More >>

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London’s Closing 40 Underground Stations and Suspending Night Service

London is going on a semi-lockdown from the looks of things, with TfL announcing that it's closed down up to 40 Underground stations from today. This is all to encourage people to only make essential journeys, and for that reason the Night Tube services are being suspended until further notice. Read More >>

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Model Rail Festival Moves Online via Hashtag Sharing

We have good news and bad news about the London Festival of Railway Modelling, scheduled for this weekend. Obviously it's been cancelled as model train buffs will grab any excuse they can not so socialise in person, but the clever bit is how they've moved it entirely online and are encouraging everyone to instead share their rail builds virtually. Read More >>

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Virgin Atlantic Catastrophically Overshoots National Mood and Asks Staff to Take Unpaid Leave

Virgin Atlantic's business brains have come up with a genius method of coping with the immense financial stresses coronavirus is placing on the travel industry, and is asking its staff to go away for eight weeks without being paid. Then what? Come back like it's all fine and work harder but now wearing breathing apparatus? Read More >>

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We’ve All Been Stuffing Ourselves Onto Overcrowded Trains for No Reason

According to an investigation carried out by Channel 4's Dispatches, a number of train carriages that are in a condition to be rolled out into service, are sitting about doing nothing. Read More >>

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Transport Industries Beg for Government Cash as Everything is Cancelled

It is an unprecedented day for news across the transport world today, as the major airlines reveal plans to cancel the vast majority of flights for the month or two and ask for billions of pounds in financial support; and the rail companies are asking for similar and equally special measures to be put in place. Read More >>

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Following Italy, Spain Locks Down Entire Country to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Days after neighbouring Italy locked down the entire country because of the novel coronavirus, Spain declared a state of emergency and announced that it will become the second European country to impose these drastic measures to control the spread of the virus. The message to the public was clear: stay home. Read More >>

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Trump Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland, Tests Negative for COVID-19

Now if only he would stop shaking so many people’s hands. Read More >>

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Isle of Man Seizes Flybe Aeroplane in Lieu of Debts

Authorities in the Isle of Man have found a use for one of Flybe's grounded aeroplanes, and has impounded one such abandoned Bombardier Dash 8 to be held as collateral until such time as the airline's administrators pay off its debts. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Car Guru Ordered to Pay Google £137 Million Over Messy Contract Dispute

A former employee of Google and Uber credited as being one of the top engineers in the self-driving vehicle space, Anthony Levandowski, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to cough up $179 million (£137 million) to settle with Google over an apparent contract breach. Read More >>

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Loganair Acquires Small Bone of Flybe That Had Some Meat Left on it

Small regional flyer Loganair has come to the rescue of a few small regional routes operated by the now dead Flybe, as it's taking on 16 routes that Flybe flew from the more northern of the UK airports it operated from. Read More >>

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Marginally Greener Petrol Likely to Hit UK Pumps From 2021

The government has opened up a consultation over a new blend of petrol that may vaguely help save some small part of the planet, as it's looking at doubling the amount of bioethanol that's mixed in to regular fuels. Read More >>