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‘Nightmare Monday’ for rail commuters

13 April 2015 From the section London Hundreds of passengers caught up in knock-on delays at Canada Water Rush hour travellers have had a “nightmare Monday” commute across London after a series of unrelated rail and Tube train delays. Seven separate failures affected Southeastern passengers through London Bridge, which then created overcrowding at Victoria and Canada Water. Network Rail and …

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Transport minster says hopes of reopening Manston airport given…

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (0) TRANSPORT minister John Hayes claimed today the Conservatives had delivered a “double boost” to the campaign to reopen Manston airport. Mr Hayes announced this afternoon (Thursday) RiverOak, the firm interested in reopening the Manston, would pay money into an account for use in the process of a compulsory purchase. RiverOak …

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PwC appointed to review decisions made on Manston airport

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (1) PwC HAS been appointed to review the decisions taken so far on the future of Manston Airport. The Department for Transport made the decision to appoint an independent consultant after Thanet council concluded it could not find a suitable indemnity partner for a compulsory purchase of the site. PwC will …

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Shadow transport secretary: government slow to act on Manston…

Shadow transport minister Michael Dugher Comments (0) SHADOW transport secretary Michael Dugher has claimed the government is not acting quickly enough in its attempts to help reopen Manston airport. The MP for Barnsley East was in Ramsgate this afternoon (Thursday) to visit the campaign office of South Thanet Labour candidate Will Scobie. Mr Dugher said: “The government say they are looking …

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‘Immediate changes’ tackle rail chaos

Commuters have experienced delays and disruption because of the station upgrade work More staff, an improved timetable and better delay warnings for passengers, have been promised by Network Rail to tackle London Bridge station chaos. Rail minister Claire Perry said changes would take place immediately, following talks with MPs. Disruption has followed rebuilding work involving the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The …

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Transport Minister John Hayes visits isle for Manston airport…

Transport Minister John Hayes (right) with Tory South Thanet PPC Craig Mackinlay at Manston Comments (0) TRANSPORT Minister John Hayes visited Thanet today to discuss the future of the Manston airport site. Mr Hayes held what he described as a: “very positive” meeting with Thanet council leader Iris Johnston and acting chief executive Madeline Homer this morning (Thursday). The minister revealed the …

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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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Manston airport: Transport Select Committee grill key players

Manston Skysport director Pauline Bradley said Manston airport closed amid huge debts and failure to attract new firms relocate to the site Comments (0) MANSTON airport owners told they Transport Select Committee they blamed the closure of the site on massive debts and a failure to attract business from Ryanair and British Airways. At an oral evidence session at Portcullis House in Westminster, …

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Rail chiefs meet MPs over disruption

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption Talks are being held between rail bosses and politicians over disruption to Sussex train services as a result of the upgrade to London Bridge station. Rail minister Claire Perry has called a meeting with the managers of Southern, Thameslink and Network Rail. All three have apologised for the problems. …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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