Monday, February 20, 2017

Train Derails after Landslide caused by Heavy Showers

The past week has seen sweltering heat, misty fogs and sky-splitting lightening storms. With it has come flash floods and disruption across travel lines, mostly hitting the South East of England. One train faced particular damage as it was derailed...

HS2 In Hot Water, Deemed ‘Unrealistic’

The Public Accounts Committee, which looks into public spending, has released a report that throws the usefulness of HS2 into question. HS2 refers to the proposed rail line linking London to the North, including Birmingham. When Theresa May came into...

American Airlines Halting Birmingham to New York Flights

American Airlines set up direct daily flights from Birmingham to JFK airport in New York last May but has now decide to stop all flights from January 6th. A spokesperson for the airlines explained: “American constantly evaluates our network to ensure...

Black Lives Matter Closes London Airport Runway

The Met Police were called to the London City Airport at around 5.40am after nine protestors belonging to the Black Lives Matter movement blocked the runway. Inbound flights have been forced to divert. Seven people have been arrested and two...

New Train Trial ‘The next evolution of rail ticketing’

A 12-month trial is being launched by Chiltern Railways that sees train tickets scrapped in favour of a Bluetooth system. A beacon at train stations will pick up Bluetooth signals from passengers’ smartphones and charge them for the best available...

Q Sustain’s Green Future

Network Rail's £650m New Street station redevelopment, which opened a year ago, is now over three times the size of the old station with 31 new escalators and 29 new lifts, along with a brand new look and iconic...

Paradise Found!

Many of us wile away the endless commute or the hectic school run dreaming of getting away from the grind; of moving by the sea to listen to the waves or living amongst lush green rolling hills. Well dream...

Southern Rail Five Day Strike

The RMT union is to conduct a five-day walkout due to conflicts with parent firm Govia Thameslink (GTR). GTR intends to use new trains where drivers, as opposed to guards, open and close train doors using CCTV, sparking job loss...

‘One of a kind’ employee knocks chicken-pox off its socks

A Birmingham airport employee has been termed ‘one of a kind’ after she helped a family reach their destination using her quick wit and initiative. The Doyle family from Coventry were already aboard their plane and looking forward to frolicking...

Birmingham Hajj and Umrah pilgrims advised to check health advice

Birmingham Muslims are being advised to check the latest health advice before journeying to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Due to concerns of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), pilgrims are being urged to check the...
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