Newslinks | HS2, Western CCharge, new Thames port, District Line safety fears, Olympic marathon, Estuary airport

The NewsEditorComment

  • The Transport Secretary has backed a 'Y-shaped' high-speed line to Manchester and Birmingham. Consultation begins in the New Year.
  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, nearly two thirds of people responding to the consultation into the scrapping of the Western Extension of the CCharge zone have called for it to be scrapped.
  • The Business Secretary has suggested that 36,000 new jobs will be created following the build of a new Thames Port in Thurrock.
  • 12 District Line trains were removed from service yesterday for further inspection following routine safety checks.
  • The DfT have slapped down proposals for an Estuary Airport unless an 'innovative model' of finance can be found.