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Flying Scotsman Forced to Run in Secret

Old men and their midlife crisis £1,400 cameras have forced the operator of the Flying Scotsman to start keeping the legacy steam train's timetables secret, over worries about the safety of rail enthusiasts encroaching the line to get a better view and Instagram shot. Read More >>

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TfL has USB for DLR

The Docklands Light Railway, London's roomiest, monorail-iest and best train line by miles, is getting an upgrade. Transport for London is investing in 43 new trains for the line, which will come with air conditioning and USB sockets for executives to charge their iPhones on the way back home. Read More >>

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Europe Escapes US Flights Laptop Ban

The tiny handful of people that still like the idea of going to America are in luck, as US and European officials have negotiated a way to stop us from being banned from taking anything larger than a smartphone into aeroplane cabins. Read More >>

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A Union is Threatening Legal Action Over Uber’s Licence in London

Uber's really, really not having a great time of it. Now it's facing some legal threats from the GMB Union regarding the renewal of its operating licence with TfL. Read More >>

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Gran Accidentally Drives 300 Miles

An elderly driver had an impromptu holiday to Scotland last week, after local roadworks interrupted her six-mile trip to a hospital in Worcester and sent her out onto the motorway. She then continued driving -- for EIGHT HOURS. Read More >>

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Uber is a Transport Company, Says European Court Official

Maciej Szpunar, advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union, has decided that Uber is, in fact, a transport company. That means its going to need a licence to operate, just like everyone else. Read More >>

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Airlander Didn’t Crash Yesterday!

They took the Airlander out for another test spin yesterday evening, and you'll never guess what happened. It went up as planned and flew around as planned, then landed as planned. There was no wheeling about or destruction or disintegration in the slightest. All the parts of the chassis are where they are supposed to be. Read More >>

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Stansted Crashed This Morning and Flights Were Missed

Getting through security at Stansted airport this morning was even more soul-destroying than usual, and managed to involve even higher levels of indignity than slowly shuffling up a queue with your shoes in your hands, your belt in a plastic bag and killing on your mind. Read More >>

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Citymapper Is Trialling a Smart Bus Service in London

Say what you like about London, you have to admit that the public transport infrastructure is pretty decent (if a bit cramped). But it could always be better, and Citymapper (yes, the app) are working on creating smart vehicles to service a society that keeps adding 'smart' in front of things. Read More >>

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London is Colouring in its Buses and Routes

London's buses are about to start getting some Underground-style coloured themes, as Transport for London attempts to make identifying bus routes as easy as working out which tube line you need to take. Read More >>

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Crossrail Trains Are Now Making Regular Appearances Ahead Of Schedule

Train fans will be excited to hear that the first Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) stock has started making regular appearances on the line, ahead of its official opening later this month (pinch, punch, etc). Read More >>

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Could A Hydrogen-Powered Train Make Your Commute Smoother, Quieter, and Better For The Environment?

If trains are going to become any more environmentally friendly, like cars they need to beat their addiction to fossil fuels. In theory, this should be relatively easy: Trains travel on tracks, and the technology to power them by overhead rails has existed for decades (all you’d need to do is bolt a source of renewable energy on the end). In practice, however, it is much trickier as all that infrastructure is expensive. Read More >>

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The Victoria Line Will Soon Only Be Limited By The LAWS OF PHYSICS

Move over NASA - it turns out it isn't just the rocket scientists who need to worry about the laws of physics. Read More >>

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Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

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Deer Are The Most Common Roadkill In Britain – And The A303 Is The Deadliest Road For Animals

The freedom of information act is an amazing tool, as it allows you get access to all sorts of interesting government data. Today, for instance, the government was forced to publish the statistics it holds on roadkill - animals killed on British roads. Read More >>