Transport and infrastructure

July 2019 Articles

Industry slams Labour plan to bring outsourced public services in-house
Industry slams Labour plan to bring outsourced public services in-house
Business leaders have pilloried a Labour policy announcement to bring local council jobs like construction, bin collection and school dinners [...]
July 21, 2019
Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights but BA suspension to continue for six days
Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights but BA suspension to continue for six days
German airline Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo after temporarily suspending them, along with British Airways, over safety concerns. British [...]
July 21, 2019
Set sail for the 1700s: Why the cargo industry is returning to ancient tech
Set sail for the 1700s: Why the cargo industry is returning to ancient tech
As countries and companies try to curb their climate impact, many are turning to space-age solutions. But the shipping industry [...]
July 21, 2019
Shareholders rebel at Homeserve over ex-director payouts
Shareholders rebel at Homeserve over ex-director payouts
Shareholders dealt home repairs company Homeserve a bloody nose today as 30 per cent voted against the directors’ pay report. [...]
July 19, 2019
Watchdog fears East Midlands franchise price hikes under Abellio
Watchdog fears East Midlands franchise price hikes under Abellio
The UK’s competition watchdog raised concerns today about higher ticket fares on two routes it is probing as part of [...]
July 19, 2019
London's Tube network will get full 4G coverage by mid-2020s
London's Tube network will get full 4G coverage by mid-2020s
Londoners will be able to use the 4G mobile network anywhere on the Tube by the mid-2020s under plans unveiled [...]
July 19, 2019
MPs warn £17.6bn Crossrail budget will balloon on delays
MPs warn £17.6bn Crossrail budget will balloon on delays
Crossrail bosses pocketed huge performance bonuses even as London’s huge rail network programme fell disastrously off track, MPs revealed today, [...]
July 19, 2019
Acacia accept increased takeover bid from Barrick
Acacia accept increased takeover bid from Barrick
Acacia Mining has agreed to sell its remaining shares to Barrick Gold Corp in a deal that values the firm [...]
July 19, 2019
Boeing takes $4.9bn hit on 737 Max groundings to compensate airlines
Boeing takes $4.9bn hit on 737 Max groundings to compensate airlines
Boeing will set aside $4.9bn (£3.9bn) to compensate airlines for the disruption caused by the worldwide grounding of its 737 [...]
July 18, 2019
Arriva seeks £200m from government over East Midlands franchise snub
Arriva seeks £200m from government over East Midlands franchise snub
Rail giant Arriva is claiming £200m from the government over its controversial decision to disqualify it from the East Midlands [...]
July 18, 2019
Heathrow luggage delays leave passengers queuing for hours
Heathrow luggage delays leave passengers queuing for hours
Heathrow Airport passengers face major disruption this morning as a baggage system issue has caused hours of delays. Passengers including [...]
July 18, 2019
'Abusive' Jet2 passenger fined £85,000 and given lifetime ban
'Abusive' Jet2 passenger fined £85,000 and given lifetime ban
An “abusive” passenger who attempted to open aircraft doors while on board a Jet2 flight has been fined more than [...]
July 18, 2019
Easyjet grows revenue in 'robust' quarter
Easyjet grows revenue in 'robust' quarter
Easyjet boosted revenue 11 per cent to £1.8bn in its third quarter, the airline revealed today, saying it is on [...]
July 18, 2019
DEBATE: Would the trains run better with a 'fat controller' in charge?
DEBATE: Would the trains run better with a 'fat controller' in charge?
Would the railways run better with an independent “fat controller” in charge, as recently proposed? Scott Corfe, research director at [...]
July 18, 2019