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Social distancing to be introduced on railways

Rail passengers have been told to purchase advance tickets and wear facial coverings as part of new social distancing measures when travelling on trains.

IAG targets “meaningful return” of flights in July

The International Airlines Group [IAG] is aiming for a “meaningful return” of flights by July at the earliest, should lockdown measures begin to ease in the coming weeks.

Driver Require report: Turbulent times for UK haulage sector but it will adapt to post-Covid-19 world

Driver Require has released the final instalment of its three-part report, analysing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK haulage industry and LGV driver employment levels as the country moves through the crisis, the subsequent recession and eventually an economic recovery.

Coronavirus: Solent Stevedores MD critiques government support

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the government has announced a raft of measures aimed at safeguarding businesses while they are being prevented from performing their functions. However, writing for The Parliamentary Review, Solent Stevedores managing director Fiona Robson feels that, in spite of their key worker status, access to government support has been less than straightforward and the access criteria for some measures are only fuelling further problems.

Covid-19: Mobile operators to lose out on $25 billion in roaming revenue, according to Juniper Research analysis

New analysis carried out by Juniper Research has uncovered that the wider impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the international travel industry could see operators lose in excess of $25 billion in roaming revenue over the next nine months.

Ban on petrol and diesel cars could start in 2032

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has announced that the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars could begin by 2032.

Government to invest £1 billion each year to improve bus services

The government is expected to announce its intention to invest £5 billion over the next five years to improve bus and cycle routes around the country.

Shapps demands data over HS2

Secretary for transport, Grant Shapps, has demanded more information regarding plans for HS2, following estimates of the cost of the project rising to £106 billion.

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