Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials pledge £800million

Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials put £800million towards Bicester-Bletchley and Newcastle-Ashington projects Department for Transport said £760m will support next phase of East West Rail Reinstates services between Bicester, Oxfordshire and Bletchley shut in 1968 £34m boost is also going to old line between Newcastle and Ashington  By Daily Mail … Read more Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials pledge £800million

High Street retailers and luxury brands are BURNING or dumping EU products

High street retailers and luxury brands are burning or dumping products returned by EU customers due to the cost and trouble of bringing them back into the country – as online shoppers in Britain see prices rise by a third for items from Europe.  The Brexit trade deal has seen many customers rejecting goods that … Read more High Street retailers and luxury brands are BURNING or dumping EU products

Post-Brexit shoppers are paying a third more for EU goods as red tape confuses Continental retailers

Post-Brexit shoppers are paying a third more for EU goods as red tape is confusing Continental retailers amid chaos at the ports. Tens of thousands of internet buyers are checking out without realising they will be asked to stump up extra VAT and customs duties when their parcel arrives. Delivery company DPD asked one shopper … Read more Post-Brexit shoppers are paying a third more for EU goods as red tape confuses Continental retailers

Ministers put troops on standby to clear backlog at ports

The EU has demanded Boris Johnson drop plans to turn the City into a ‘Singapore on Thames’ global economic powerhouse before it will consider helping unclog the huge backlog of goods at UK ports. The EU is said to be open to discussing how to reduce friction, with shopper complaining of shortages at UK supermarkets … Read more Ministers put troops on standby to clear backlog at ports

Safety measures on smart motorways to be fast-tracked after road bosses ordered to ramp up rollout 

Safety measures on smart motorways will be fast-tracked after road bosses were ordered to ramp up the rollout Road bosses ordered to draw up plans to ramp up rollout of smart motorway safety measures It comes after a coroner rules this week that smart motorways present an ‘ongoing risk of future deaths’ after the deaths … Read more Safety measures on smart motorways to be fast-tracked after road bosses ordered to ramp up rollout 

Only 37 miles of UK’s smart motorways have vital safety tech

Just 37 miles of smart motorway have been fitted with vital safety technology to rapidly detect broken-down vehicles, it emerged today. The radar system, which can spot stationary cars in 20 seconds, has been installed on only four of the 24 sections of motorway in England with no hard shoulder. This is despite Transport secretary … Read more Only 37 miles of UK’s smart motorways have vital safety tech

High speed cross-Channel train service Eurostar could go bust within months, experts warn 

Eurostar ‘could fold by April’: High speed cross-Channel train service could go bust within months without a rescue package, experts warn MPs and business leaders have warned Eurostar could go bust without help Passengers have fallen 95 per cent since March and two services now run daily  Sir Roger Gale says French and UK ministers … Read more High speed cross-Channel train service Eurostar could go bust within months, experts warn 

Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking summer break

Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking a summer break despite growing vaccine hopes as easyJet holidays cancels trips until late March because of UK lockdown rules Holiday firms reported spike in bookings from older people amid vaccine rollout But Grant Shapps suggested today people should think twice before booking The Transport Secretary … Read more Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking summer break

Covid UK: Dubai goes on the quarantine list

Dubai goes on the quarantine list: Tourists returning from the United Arab Emirates will have to quarantine from 4am tomorrow  By Jack Wright For Mailonline Published: 19:49 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 19:49 GMT, 11 January 2021 Travellers returning to the UK from the UAE will have to quarantine from 4am tomorrow, Transport Secretary … Read more Covid UK: Dubai goes on the quarantine list

Holidaymakers face being trapped abroad in their hotel rooms under new rules if they fail Covid test

Holidaymakers may end up trapped in hotel rooms abroad for two weeks due to new rules preventing British tourists from travelling home if they test positive for Covid-19. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will introduce laws this week forcing travellers to produce a negative test result no older than 72 hours before they board a plane, … Read more Holidaymakers face being trapped abroad in their hotel rooms under new rules if they fail Covid test