Transport

When will the Elizabeth line open?
The Elizabeth line entrance at Liverpool Street station in London
In Focus

When will the Elizabeth line open?

The Queen makes a surprise visit to Paddington Station to open new line
19 May 2022
‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 
Petrol station
In Focus

‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 

Price of unleaded hit 151.25 pence per litre and diesel rose to 154.74 pence per litre
28 Feb 2022
Will Transport for London’s financial ‘black hole’ lead to Tube closures?
London Underground
Today’s big question

Will Transport for London’s financial ‘black hole’ lead to Tube closures?

A lack of funding could see services and safety repair works put on hold
3 Feb 2022
‘See it. Say it. Sorted’: is it the end of the line for train announcements?
Liverpool Street Station
In Brief

‘See it. Say it. Sorted’: is it the end of the line for train announcements?

The transport secretary has pledged a ‘bonfire of the banalities’ on England’s railways
27 Jan 2022
Will European countries follow France to ban UK travel?
President Macron at a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Behind the scenes

Will European countries follow France to ban UK travel?

Paris blocks arrivals from Britain as Omicron cases spiral
17 Dec 2021
MH370: Godfrey theory ‘closest anyone has come’ to solving aviation mystery
Tribute to MH370 passengers
The latest on . . .

MH370: Godfrey theory ‘closest anyone has come’ to solving aviation mystery

The retired aerospace engineer believes pilot hijacked and diverted his own plane for political reasons
6 Dec 2021
What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda
Boris Johnson visits a Network Rail hub
Why we’re talking about . . .

What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda

Cuts to high-speed rail links ‘undermine’ government’s key policy, say northern leaders
18 Nov 2021

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Why did two trains collide in Salisbury?
Salisbury train crash scene
Today’s big question

Why did two trains collide in Salisbury?

Investigation suggests ‘wheel slide’ was key factor in ‘rare’ crash
3 Nov 2021
Is the fuel crisis over?
Out of use petrol pumps
Today’s big question

Is the fuel crisis over?

Downing Street has been accused of “gaslighting the public” by insisting that the UK fuel shortages problem has been resolved
1 Oct 2021
What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis
Petrol crisis
Global lens

What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis

Britons facing re-run of 1970s shortages but ‘there is nothing Austin Powers-like about this time machine’
29 Sep 2021
Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  
Panic buying has caused a petrol crisis in the UK 
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Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  

Ministers play down shortages fears and insist UK has ‘plenty of petrol’
27 Sep 2021
What are the top ten best-selling used cars in the UK?
Ford Fiesta was the most popular used car in Q2 2021
The latest on . . .

What are the top ten best-selling used cars in the UK?

Lack of new models due to global chip shortage drives second-hand car sales
11 Aug 2021
Top ten best airports in the world
Hamad International Airport in Doha is Qatar’s main aviation hub
In pictures

Top ten best airports in the world

Hamad International in Doha takes the No.1 spot in the 2021 World Airport Awards
10 Aug 2021
Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation
A queue at passport control in Heathrow Terminal Five
The latest on . . .

Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation

Government losing track of coronavirus cases entering the UK, Border Force union warns
3 Aug 2021
Does UK border relaxation risk spread of new Covid variants?
Airport arrivals
Getting to grips with . . .

Does UK border relaxation risk spread of new Covid variants?

Ministers insist new quarantine-free rules for US and EU travellers are safe
29 Jul 2021
Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’
A Southern Rail train leaves Clapham Junction station in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’

Part-time commuters can start using the new flexi tickets from 28 June 
21 Jun 2021
The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 
An e-scooter pilot program launched in London on 7 June
Why we’re talking about . . .

The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 

London has become the latest UK city to launch a trial of e-scooters on public roads
18 Jun 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
The latest on . . .

Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Lego builds digital strategy after record sales
Lego
Business Briefing

Lego builds digital strategy after record sales

Rail upgrades to derail Easter travel, Buffett joins $100bn club, and other breaking business news
11 Mar 2021
New evidence points to final resting place of missing MH370
Operators search for MH370 in 2014
In Brief

New evidence points to final resting place of missing MH370

Findings of ocean study fuels call for reopening of search for lost Malaysia Airlines jet
8 Mar 2021
Behind the government’s plan for airport Covid quarantine
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Behind the government’s plan for airport Covid quarantine

Government to deploy security guards to enforce mandatory 11-night hotel stays
5 Feb 2021
The plans on Boris Johnson’s desk for Britain’s borders
A passenger pushes her bags through Heathrow Airport
Getting to grips with . . .

The plans on Boris Johnson’s desk for Britain’s borders

Cabinet split as PM weighs up options ahead of announcement tomorrow
25 Jan 2021
UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals
Heathrow Airport departure lounge
In Brief

UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals

MPs call for stricter border measures as South African variant of coronavirus spreads
5 Jan 2021
Thousands of England’s busiest bridges ‘at risk of failure’
A cyclist negotiates the closed pathways around Hammersmith Bridge
In Brief

Thousands of England’s busiest bridges ‘at risk of failure’

Structures in ‘very poor’ condition remain open amid concerns about disruption during repairs
3 Dec 2020
What are the odds of catching Covid-19 on a plane?
Masks, visors and other PPE are thought to reduce the spread of Covid-19 on planes
In Brief

What are the odds of catching Covid-19 on a plane?

Studies suggest air travel is safe despite concerns about air quality
22 Oct 2020
Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene
crime police line
In Brief

Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2020
UK sees biggest jump in transport use since pandemic began
Commuting
In Brief

UK sees biggest jump in transport use since pandemic began

Monday rush hour sees spike in commuters across country as trains return to 90% of pre-coronavirus services
8 Sep 2020
Airport coronavirus testing ‘could halve quarantine times’
Airport coronavirus
In Brief

Airport coronavirus testing ‘could halve quarantine times’

Government under pressure to replace 14-day self-isolation policy with Covid tests on arrival
7 Sep 2020
Business Unwrapped: clean growth
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Business Unwrapped: clean growth

How a new breed of battery will help to power a lower-emission economy
18 Aug 2020
End of the runway: British Airways drops the Boeing 747
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In Depth

End of the runway: British Airways drops the Boeing 747

The ‘queen of the skies’ has been superseded by smaller, more efficient jets
17 Jul 2020
‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted
ryanair
In Brief

‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted

Two men arrested after note warning of explosives found in loo on Dublin-bound plane
14 Jul 2020
Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’
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In Brief

Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives
25 Jun 2020
What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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In Depth

What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Mystery of missing plane has inspired an ever-growing range of conspiracy theories
16 Jun 2020
Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?
Heathrow queue
In Depth

Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?

Government to introduce mandatory 14-day self-isolation for new arrivals to Britain
19 May 2020
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