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31 March 2014Ahead of today's announcement by Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2 Ltd, that he thinks work on construction of the new line should begin in the north at the same time as in the south, ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan backed Sir David's plea. Speaking to the Sunday People yesterday,...
30 March 2014
Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed news that Network Rail plans to invest £38 billion in railway infrastructure over the next five years – but says it’s not enough.
21 March 2014
Following the sad news of Brother Bob Crow’s passing on Tuesday 11th March, the RMT have now released details of the funeral arrangements.
20 March 2014Mick Whelan has welcomed the news that Hitachi, the Japanese electronics firm, is moving its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom. Hitachi says the move will expand its rail business in Britain from 2,500 workers to 4,000. Last year, Hitachi won a £1.2 billion order for state...
18 March 2014
The European Transport Committee this morning voted to put on hold plans to liberalise the use of megatrucks across Europe. In a move welcomed by ASLEF, the Transport Committee is requiring detailed research on safety, environmental, and congestion impacts before allowing further use of 82ft trucks across Europe.