How rail firms ‘hide copmensation rights behind smokescreen of small print’

Train companies were accused last night of hiding passengers’ rights to compensation behind a “smokescreen” of confusing terms and conditions.

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Will HS2 benefit Yorkshire transport?

YP Letters: From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

An artist's impression of HS2.

YP Comment: High-speed rail’s new milestone. HS2 is finally passed into law

LIKE it or not, HS2 is here to say after legislation paving the way for a high-speed railway from London to Birmingham was given Royal Assent.

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Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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Coun Susan Hinchliffe

Council leaders from Leeds and Bradford will make passionate plea for extra transport investment

THE leaders of two Yorkshire councils will make impassioned pleas for transport improvements across the region at a major public debate.

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A1(M) closed after dramatic vehicle fire

A1(M) closed after dramatic vehicle fire

The A1(M) is closed in both directions near Leeds after a vehicle caught fire.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

YP Comment: HS3 - Second best is not an option

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling could not have been clearer when he addressed Leeds business leaders last month: “Great transport created the first Northern Powerhouse nearly two centuries ago, and it can create the second one in the future.”

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Yorkshire's celebrity bus the Northern Dalesman faces funding cut

Yorkshire's celebrity bus the Northern Dalesman faces funding cut

A rural Yorkshire bus service which shot to fame when it appeared on a reality TV show could be axed.

A car exhaust as fears grow about pollution levels.

Andrew Vine: 50,000 deaths a year demand an end to pollution

IT MIGHT be the death toll from a famine or a civil war – 50,000 lives lost needlessly every year.

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Traffic queues on the M1

Car-amba! Sheffield and Hull are more gridlocked than São Paulo

SHEFFIELD AND Hull are named today among the most congested cities in Britain, with rush hour traffic as bad as that in New York and worse than the densely populated South American centres of São Paulo and Brasilia.

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Mike Leighton, managing director at Leighton Vans.

Transporter specialist creates jobs as it moves to new headquarters

LEIGHTON Vans, the VW transporter customisation specialist, has bought a company headquarters and showroom in Yorkshire as part of its expansion plans.

Commercial Property
From Left to Right: Roger Morton, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon  Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  Jill Guthrie, Senior BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon  Anthony Dillon, Regional Managing Director at Willmott Dixon  Mayor Ros Jones  Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister  John Austin, British Steel  Clair Mowbray, CEO, National College for High Speed Rail

Doncaster HS2 rail college students set for cash boost

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visited the National College for High Speed Rail - and pledged help for students.

The 13th century Holy Trinity Church in Bradford-on-Avon.

Business diary: Art discovery puts Treske in the picture

tHE discovery of a forgotten masterpiece has created a business opportunity for a Yorkshire company.

Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, pulls the first timetabled main line steam-hauled service for half a century across the Ribblehead viaduct in North Yorkshire.

YP Letters: Fear not, main line steam is still in good heart

From: James Shuttleworth, West Coast Railway Company Ltd, Carnforth.

YP Comment: Battle for transport spending

YP Comment: Battle for transport spending

AT FIRST glance, there is little in the latest figures for transport spending to cheer Yorkshire’s hard-pressed commuters, nor those would-be entrepreneurs hoping for infrastructure spending to help unleash this region’s vast economic potential.


YP Letters: Awkward questions over HS2 viability

From: Raymond Wilkinson, Windsor Drive, Barnburgh, Doncaster.

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An artist's impression of HS2.

Tom Richmond: HS2 and one-way ticket on fast train to jargon hell is not my cup of tea

I SUGGEST the first act of Mark Thurston, the newly-recruited £650,000 a year chief executive of HS2, is to hire a team of jargon-busters who can spare Britain’s high speed rail project from ridicule.

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Northern Rail staff balloted on strike over train guards

WORKERS on Northern Rail were being balloted today on taking strike action over the introduction of driver-only trains.

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The train now arriving... is the latest it’s been for a decade

Punctuality on Britain’s rail network has reached its lowest point in over a decade.

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