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The Coalition Government this week bowed to pressure from business and abandoned the moratorium on new runway capacity in the South East. Chancellor... continue
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The current parlous state of the nation’s finances notwithstanding, impassioned comment pieces calling for major investment in new transport... continue
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Andrew Forster
Britain needs a high-speed rail network but ministers should rethink the alignment of the London-West Midlands route, according to the House of... continue
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Rik Thomas
In terms of column inches, the aviation policies of the major political parties remained the dominant transport issue in the media as October drew to... continue
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Andrew Forster
Labour has urged the Government to redraw the London-West Midlands high-speed rail route to serve Heathrow Airport and reduce the impact on the... continue
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The London Borough of Wandsworth has published a cut-price plan to connect Heathrow Airport into South London’s rail network.... continue
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The Labour Party has abandoned its support for a third runway at Heathrow Airport but says the Government must also drop its moratorium on new... continue
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Rik Thomas
The Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that it is planning to run scheduled flights using a new, ‘green’ fuel source from 2015. The... continue
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Andrew Forster
A week, as the adage goes, is a long time in politics, and that’s certainly how things feel this week following Philip Hammond’s sudden... continue
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Rik Thomas
It has certainly been an interesting few weeks for (now former) transport secretary Philip Hammond. On October 5, for example, The Daily Mirror... continue
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Gatwick Airport will continue to safeguard land for a second runway despite the Government’s moratorium on new runways in the South East.... continue
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Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson this week called on the Government to abandon its opposition to extra runway capacity in the South East and embrace the idea of a new... continue
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Viewpoint
This column recently reported that John Stewart, who led the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow, was going to be spending October on a... continue
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Luton Borough Council is drawing up plans to increase the capacity of Luton Airport to 20 million passengers a year – almost double current... continue
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South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has said  the DfT’s passenger forecasts for Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (RHADS)... continue
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Rae - Volunteer aviation campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7
The discrepancy you expose between the air passenger forecasts of the DfT and individual airports is easily explained. It is just one feature of the... continue
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On September 15 Heathrow Airport formally unveiled the ‘Heathrow pod’, the PRT system developed by UK company ULTra (of which BAA is... continue
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Rik Thomas
There are currently a grand total of three personal rapid transit (PRT) systems operational in the entire world, following the formal opening of a... continue
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BAA has announced that it will seek a judicial review of the Competition Commission’s decision requiring it to sell Stansted and either... continue
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Creating jobs, cutting carbon – we don’t have to choose between the two objectives, we can have both, transport minister Norman Baker... continue
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