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UK

Elizabeth line’s Bond Street station to open in under four weeks

The new railway began running in May, but trains have not called at Bond Street due to delays completing the station.
Sep 28, 2022
UK

Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms

The airline announced that its pilots, cabin crew and ground staff now have the option of wearing its red or burgundy uniforms.
Sep 28, 2022
Business News

Half-term flights ‘42% more expensive than pre-pandemic’

Consumer group Which? said the typical price of a one-way ticket for the week-long school holiday in October was £212.
Sep 28, 2022
UK

Eurostar boss says Brexit border checks add 15 seconds per passenger

Outgoing chief executive Jacques Damas claimed long daily queues at London St Pancras are only being avoided by the company limiting capacity.
Sep 27, 2022
Business News

Virgin Atlantic boss warns fall in value of pound is ‘hurting consumers’

Shai Weiss, chief executive of the transatlantic airline, urged Prime Minister Liz Truss to take a ‘difficult decision’.
Sep 27, 2022
Business News

Virgin Atlantic joins global airline alliance

It has become the first UK-based carrier to join SkyTeam.
Sep 27, 2022
Politics

Holidaymakers urged to ‘watch exchange rate movements carefully’

It was ‘impossible to predict how rates would behave in the coming weeks’, a foreign currency provider warned.
Sep 26, 2022
Business News

EasyJet to invest in new planes and optimise descents to reach net zero

EasyJet has unveiled a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Sep 26, 2022
Business News

Electric car drivers hit by 42% hike in price of public chargers

The RAC said the cost of using public rapid chargepoints has soared since May.
Sep 26, 2022
Business News

Most electric car owners unhappy with public charging infrastructure – survey

Some 74% of people questioned said they are dissatisfied with the system.
Sep 23, 2022
UK

Avanti West Coast to boost services after slashing timetables in August

The company will run extra trains on its key London-Manchester and London-Birmingham routes from Tuesday.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

Pilot died after losing control of plane when seat slid backwards

The 66-year-old man crashed his plane shortly after taking off from an airfield in Selby, North Yorkshire.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

Travellers urged to use £30m of unspent vouchers

Consumers who fail to act by September 30 are putting their money at risk, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
Sep 22, 2022
Politics

Transport for London boss Andy Byford quits after funding deal secured

Chief operating officer Andy Lord will take on the role of commissioner on an interim basis.
Sep 22, 2022
Business News

Chancellor urged to cut VAT on public charging of electric cars

Kwasi Kwarteng will deliver a mini-budget on Friday.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

Passengers face three more days of train disruption due to damaged wires

Work to fix the wires at Stevenage, Hertfordshire will take place on Saturday night, National Rail Enquiries said.
Sep 21, 2022
UK

Fuel prices fall to lowest level since mid-May

A litre of petrol cost an average of 165.5p on Monday, while diesel was 181.1p per litre.
Sep 21, 2022
UK

Third day of train disruption as engineers tackle damage to overhead wires

Problems at Stevenage and Hayes and Harlington caused delays to trains to and from King’s Cross, Paddington and Moorgate on Wednesday morning.
Sep 21, 2022
UK

Paddington trains resume after rail chaos ruins mourners’ journeys

Services at the west London station resumed at 9.30am following repairs to overhead electric wires.
Sep 20, 2022
UK

Rail chaos which ruined mourners’ journeys continues for second day

Work to fix damaged overhead electric wires affecting services at Paddington, west London is ongoing.
Sep 20, 2022
UK

Mourners resort to watching Queen’s funeral on phones due to rail disruption

All lines serving Paddington station, west London, were blocked from 6.30am because of damage to overhead electric wires.
Sep 19, 2022