Entries by jamesfernandes

New railway station between Hinckley and Nuneaton receives backing

lans for a new railway station between Hinckley and Nuneaton looks set to go ahead following backing from councillors. Nuneaton Parkway Station has been proposed as a multi-modal facility, set to be built as part of the Warwickshire Draft Rail Strategy 2019-2034. It is expected to improve services between Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry and Nottingham. Hinckley […]

Vodafone switches on its 5G network at Gatwick Airport

The south terminal of Gatwick Airport is now ‘5G ready’ according to Vodafone, as the gradual roll-out of 5G across the UK continues. Whether or not the ability to download stuff a bit quicker in ne part of one UK airport is enough to persuade punters to buy a Vodafone 5G subscription is up for […]

Study claims 99.9% of microplastics removed from UK drinking water

More than 99.9% of microplastics are removed from British drinking water through treatment processes, according to a new study. The research carried out by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and commissioned by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) found that untreated raw water contained on average 4.9 microplastics per litre while water that has gone through […]

New fleet on the horizon for Hull Trains

Louise Cheeseman, managing director of Hull Trains, describes how a new fleet of rolling stock looks set to revolutionise the operator and their service. For Hull Trains, 2019 marks what will be our most exciting year since we launched some 19 years ago. We’ve invested £60m to replace our entire current fleet of Class 180 […]

EPA warns Irish drinking water at risk from Cryptosporidium

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland has warned inadequate water treatment has put the public at risk from Cryptosporidium. The EPA’s Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies 2018 report reveals that while the quality of drinking water remains high, the incidence of Cryptosporidium detections has increased in the past three years, posing a “serious risk” to […]

Scottish Water completes beach pipe project

Scottish Water has completed a £500,000 scheme to help improve the local wastewater network and protect the natural environment at Limekilns beach, near the Firth of Forth. The work involved replacing a 265-metre long cast iron outfall pipe on Limekilns beach along with building 45 new concrete supports to hold it above the seabed. All […]