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HS2

31 March 2014

Ahead 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,...

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Network Rail

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.

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Bob Crow commemoration

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.

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Hitachi

20 March 2014

Mick 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...

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Cross border megatrucks' progress slowed down

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.

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