Crossrail tunnelling machines unveiled

January 3rd, 2012 : Written by

The first of several massive Tunnel Boring Machines which will be used to dig the tunnels for London’s Crossrail project has been dismantled and is en route to the UK from Germany. It will be reassembled in west London’s Royal Oak where operations are due to commence in March. The project will use eight TBMs, […]

Workers travelling back to their jobs tomorrow will be faced with a rise in the price of their tickets as the government pushes fares up by an average of six per cent. The hike has been condemned by consumer groups. Maria Eagle, shadow transport secretary, said train companies were only interested in turning a profit, […]

On 1 January, the emissions trading scheme will begin across Europe as a way of offsetting the amount of carbon dioxide being produced by airlines. The scheme will apply to all airlines land or taking off from airports in the EU. Carriers will have a cap put on the amount of CO2 they are allowed […]

The International Air Travel Association has predicted that a tax on airline carbon emissions set to be introduced by the European Union in January could cost the airline industry 900 million euros in 2012. The tax has been condemned by foreign governments claiming that it goes against international legislation. There are growing fears that the […]

Euston Station not built to handle HS2

December 28th, 2011 : Written by

The controversial HS2 rail link to Birmingham from London could cause congestion at some London Underground stations which would negate the argument that it will save on travel times, according to Transport for London. The body’s deputy chairman, Daniel Moylen, has argued that if the scheme were to go ahead, then key stations such as […]

Passengers boarding some of Emirates Airlines’ fleet of Airbus A380s will be able settle back and log onto the internet, check emails, tweet friends and surf the web as the Dubai-based carrier launches it Wi-Fi service. The technology is provided by OnAir, an industry leader. Customers in possession of laptops, tablets and smart phones follow […]

A strike by London Underground drivers, and a countrywide reduction in the number of train services, has meant travel problems for many who planned to travel over Boxing Day. LU tried last week to have the decision by the Aslef union to call its members out on strike blocked in the High Court. However, the […]

British Airways parent International Airlines Group looks set to increase its dominance at Heathrow Airport after Lufthansa agrees a £172.5 million deal to sell BMI to the airline. The takeover will now be subject to an examination by the competition regulators, but if allowed, the deal will see IAG acquire an additional 56 landing slots […]

Air France-KLM has confirmed that it has agreed a contract with Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways to undertake repairs on planes which were damaged in the recent uprisings to overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. According to Air France, a contract which was signed in 2008 between Afriqiyah and the maintenance and engineering arm of Air […]

January train fare hike announced

December 21st, 2011 : Written by

The Association of Train operating companies has announced a controversial hike in the price of train fares for January. The average ticket price is set to rise by 5.9 per cent. However, the figure hides the fact that on some journeys, ticket prices will rocket by more than nine per cent. An analysis of the […]