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‘Laser Incident’ Forces Jet To Return To London

‘Laser Incident’ Forces Jet To Return To London

One of the pilots reported a “medical issue” after a laser was shone into the cockpit about six miles from Heathrow.

A Virgin Atlantic flight to New York has been forced to return to Heathrow Airport after a laser beam was pointed at the plane – prompting urgent action in the cockpit.

Audio of the plane’s exchange with air traffic control describes one of the pilots having a “medical issue” following the incident, which occurred “six or seven miles” read more

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Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Changes to fares from 2 January 2016

On 2 January, some fares will be changing across our network.

Later in January, pay as you go (with a contactless payment or Oyster card) will be accepted for travel to Gatwick Airport.

1% is the average read more

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Tube strike set to go ahead as last ditch talks fail

Tube strike set to go ahead as last ditch talks fail

Services running normally at Waterloo. No more 50 hours strike

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out on Monday.

A strike by workers on a busy London Underground line is set to go ahead following the failure of last ditch talks to break a deadlocked row over regrading.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport read more

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100 immigrants caught in Channel Tunnel

100 immigrants caught in Channel Tunnel

Another group of up to 100 illegal immigrants has been caught trying to get into Britain through the Channel Tunnel, Eurotunnel said today.

Passenger services through the tunnel were delayed for several hours and freight services were suspended overnight after the group was caught inside the Eurotunnel compound at Coquelle, north of Calais, at around 9.45pm last night, a spokeswoman for the company said.

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Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Suspected illegal immigrant, a Sudanese national, detected inside tunnel less than 1km from Folkestone terminal.

A suspected illegal immigrant is understood to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile (50km) Channel tunnel from France before being apprehended by Kent police close to the tunnel exit at Folkestone.

The man, who is a Sudanese national, was detected inside the tunnel less than 1km from the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on Tuesday.

Kent police said in a statement: “Kent police officers investigating read more

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A new Train Signalling System Being Tried Out In The UK Could Be Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

A new Train Signalling System Being Tried Out In The UK Could Be Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

A new railway signalling system being trialled in the UK could be vulnerable to a cyber attack which could cause a train crash, a government adviser has warned

Professor David Stupples told the BBC the European Rail Traffic Management System, a new digital system aimed to make lines safer, could be exposed to malicious software, or malware, used to cause a “nasty accident”.

The internet security expert at City University said government ministers feared the possible threat of hacking and the biggest could come from an insider.

“It’s the clever malware that actually read more

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First new Thameslink Train Arrives At Three Bridges Depot

First new Thameslink Train Arrives At Three Bridges Depot

The first of 115 new trains for the Thameslink network has arrived in West Sussex to begin tests.

The Class 700 Desiro City fleet is intended to ease overcrowding on the north-south route from Bedford to Brighton through central London.

Initial testing will be carried out at Three Bridges depot, then on the Brighton line before the train carries the first passengers next spring.

Thameslink said the new trains would transform the service read more

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The Night Tube Start Service in London in September

The Night Tube Start Service in London in September

Night Tube Start Date Postponed As Talks Continue

When the night tube is suposed to start the RMT has confirmed that they still plan to strike on these dates.

In the early hours of 12 September we will launch our night time Tube service.

The Night Tube will support London’s 24-hour lifestyle by offering a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays, read more

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