‘Bike is an essential mode of transport’

‘Bike is an essential mode of transport’

Train, bus, metro, bike, tram and other modes of transport are essential for modern life, says Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.He says he is committed to ensuring the public have access to safe, reliable and affordable modes of travel.Mr Grayling’s comments follow the introduction of a £500m fund for cycling in England.Mr Grayling said: “The cycle…

‘Dangerous’ air pollution from trains and trainsharing in China’s coal-rich Jiangsu province

‘Dangerous’ air pollution from trains and trainsharing in China’s coal-rich Jiangsu province

Railways and train operators in China are increasingly using toxic substances and pollution to boost profits, a new report warns.The report, released today by the International Rail Transport Association (IRTA), said a growing number of operators are using “non-compete clauses” to prevent them from sharing data with regulators. The clauses prohibit operators from disclosing how many…