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Rail renationalisation is long overdue

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The Green Party today welcomed the publication of an RMT-commissioned poll which shows 70% support for rail renationalisation. The party has long argued that the 1993 privatisation was botched, costly, and against the interests of the travelling public, and supports a return to public ownership.
Alan Francis, transport spokesperson for the Green Party, said:
“Rail privatisation has […]

Test Pilot the BMW e-Mini

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

BMW is taking applications to be one of the 20 lucky folk who will make up Round One of its UK electric Mini field trials.
Applicants must reside within the rough triangle formed by Andover, Oxford and West London and must have a private garage, car port or parking space at their home. This is so […]

UK Plan to Electrify Rail Line

Friday, July 24th, 2009

A £1bn plan to electrify the main rail route between London and Swansea has been announced by the government.
A second line between Liverpool and Manchester will also be converted from diesel to electric.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at London’s Paddington station for the announcement, said improving the rail network was important for the country.
“This is […]

UK powers up plans for world’s largest electric car trial

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

UK government’s £25m scheme to slash emissions from transport will allow public to take part in long-term trials of a range of electric cars.

The UK government will today unveil the world’s largest ever coordinated trial of environmentally friendly vehicles. The £25m scheme, which is designed to accelerate the introduction of electric cars to the UK […]

Bristol named first cycling city

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Bristol is a great city.
I lived and cycled there for a number of years.

You needed to utilise a certain amount of aggression however to survive as a cyclist ! !
I hope that this green initiative to double the number of cyclists over the next three years works
Source on BBC

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