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Issue 670 - 17 April 2015: Business Briefing

Time to admit Manston’s days as an airport are over – Kent
Andrew Forster

Kent County Council has called on campaigners to abandon efforts to re-open Manston Airport in east Kent, saying the site’s new owners should be allowed to redevelop the site.  The former RAF air base near... continue


TfL invites bids for Overground network
Transport for London has begun the procurement process for the next London Overground concession. The contract will commence in November 2016 and run... continue

Optare wins capital’s electric bus contract
Arriva London has placed an order with Optare for seven fully electric MetroCity single-deck buses to operate on route 312, between South Croydon and... continue

Gatwick predicts 40 million passengers
Gatwick Airport expects to hit 40 million passengers next year, a decade earlier than predicted by the DfT’s air traffic forecasts of 2013. The... continue

New London-Blackpool rail plan
Open access rail operator Grand Central, which is part of the Arriva Group, has revived plans to operate services between London and Blackpool. The... continue