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Rail against privatisation

Rail against privatisation | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
The East Coast Main Line has been run by ­Directly Operated Railways, a holding company owned by the Department for Transport, since private operator National Express East Coast gave up the franchise in 2009.

The line has been a great success in public ownership, with figures from the ­Office of Rail Regulation showing it is Britain’s most efficient franchise, requiring less subsidy than any private operator.

During 2009-12 it paid back more money to the taxpayer in real terms than any previous franchisee: last year it returned more than £208million to the Exchequer. Revealingly, while other private operators raised their fares last week, the East Coast line has frozen more than half of them. Last year, customer satisfaction reached a record high of 92 per cent.
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How Norwegian is undercutting the competition on Transatlantic flights

How Norwegian is undercutting the competition on Transatlantic flights | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
Norwegian's transatlantic flights opened to great fanfare, promising one-way tickets from £150, but just what do you get for that price? And is long-haul budget travel as bad as it sounds?
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Transport Economics: Airline Passenger Data for 2013 - Tutor2u

Transport Economics: Airline Passenger Data for 2013 - Tutor2u | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
Are you teaching transport / airline economics? The newly released 2013 IATA data resource might be useful - http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/Documents/passenger-analysis-dec2013.pdf Globally there was a ...
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The cost of congestion in the UK -

The cost of congestion in the UK - | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
  Congestion in Oxford encourages people to take an alternative. Cycling into the centre is significantly quicker at rush hour. Will the forecast increase in congestion lead to a rise in cycling rates in the UK? No one likes sitting in a traffic jam, cycle lanes help avoid the worst of the congestion. Traffic congestion …
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London drivers set to spend 97 hours a year stuck in traffic by 2030

London drivers set to spend 97 hours a year stuck in traffic by 2030 | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
British motorists will spend on average the equivalent of 18 working days a year stuck in traffic by 2030 according to new research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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UK airlines start to value landing slots as assets on balance sheets | News release | Deloitte UK

Deloitte is expecting that certain UK airlines will start to value all of their landing slots as assets on their balance sheet annual results.
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Economic Outlook: Don’t blame Superpound for our export woes | The Sunday Times

Economic Outlook: Don’t blame Superpound for our export woes | The Sunday Times | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
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Contestability, barriers to entry, eos, there's a lot in here: EasyFood: Stelios goes from the check-ins to checkouts

Contestability, barriers to entry, eos, there's a lot in here: EasyFood: Stelios goes from the check-ins to checkouts | F584 Transport | Scoop.it

Serial entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is cautiously making plans to enter the budget supermarket sector. By Sean Farrell and Jennifer Rankin


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Do monopolies care about customers? Passengers attack train standards - Telegraph

Do monopolies care about customers? Passengers attack train standards - Telegraph | F584 Transport | Scoop.it

Low satisfaction levels among passengers travelling on more than half of Britain's train companies, survey finds


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Ryanair could offer transatlantic flights 'by 2024'

Ryanair could offer transatlantic flights 'by 2024' | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
Budget airline says that it has a business plan 'ready to roll' which could offer low-cost, transatlantic flights within the next five to 10 years.
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UK road congestion - now and in 2035

UK road congestion - now and in 2035 | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
How the number of miles covered will rise - along with the amount of time lost to congestion
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The cost of traffic jams

The cost of traffic jams | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
FEW things unite cultures more than the frustration of sitting in a line of stationary traffic, with no discernible reason for the blockage and no end in sight. From...
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First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 311 mph

First passengers on Japanese maglev train travel at speeds of 311 mph | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
The first passengers have travelled at an incredible 311 mph on a hovering bullet train in Japan.
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Bus deregulation outside London has been a failure – thinktank report

Bus deregulation outside London has been a failure – thinktank report | F584 Transport | Scoop.it
Bus passenger journeys outside London have fallen by 32.5% since 1986, but within the capital they have risen by 99%
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CBA: Great evaluation on differing perspectives revealing different outcomes: HS2 project essential to UK, say MPs

CBA: Great evaluation on differing perspectives revealing different outcomes: HS2 project essential to UK, say MPs | F584 Transport | Scoop.it

The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future and the potential economic gains outweigh any risks, MPs say.


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Gov't intervention to reduce oligopoly power: Brazil moves on World Cup air fares

Gov't intervention to reduce oligopoly power: Brazil moves on World Cup air fares | F584 Transport | Scoop.it

The Brazilian government says it is considering allowing foreign airlines to operate internal flights during the World Cup to prevent abusive price hikes.


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