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Sunday 15 March 2009
Mark Bayley, the finance director at London & Continental Railways (LCR), has been appointed chief executive of the Channel Tunnel rail link builder. The current chief executive, Rob Holden, will leave LCR at the end of the month to take over the £16bn London Crossrail project.
Thursday 05 March 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
Mark Bayley, the finance director of London & Continental Railways (LCR), is favourite to take over the top job at the Channel Tunnel high- speed rail link company.
Monday 05 January 2009
Suggestions from a government minister that a high-speed rail link may be built alongside a third runway at Heathrow were described last night as a "cynical ploy".
Sunday 23 November 2008
First-round interviews for the chief executive to build Crossrail, the £16bn Heathrow-to-Essex transport link, took place on Friday. Four candidates are believed to have been interviewed, including Rob Holden, the chief executive at London & Continental Railways, which built the high-speed Channel Tunnel rail link.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
BAA is to contribute £230m to the £15.9bn estimated cost of the Crossrail transport project due to be built in London by 2017, the airports operator said yesterday. In return, the company has been promised that Crossrail will provide at least four fast trains an hour for most of the day, connecting Heathrow Airport with central London, the City, Docklands and beyond.
Thursday 23 October 2008
It may look like a very British country boarding school, housed in a George Devey-designed Victorian mansion. But Northbourne Park in Kent is, according to headmaster Edward Balfour, a "mid-Manche school". Each year, it plucks three-dozen pupils from French schools in Paris, Marseille and Madrid, and sees them through the Sixième and Cinquième – Years 7 and 8 – alongside English pupils.
Thursday 16 October 2008
Wednesday 15 October 2008
Motorists and cross-Channel ferry operations faced disruption as a 24-hour strike by port control officers in northern France got under way today.
Saturday 11 October 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
Eurostar services to and from Brussels and Lille will be cancelled today because of a strike by Belgian workers.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
A passenger train from London to Paris was halted briefly in the undersea Channel Tunnel linking England and France because of a technical problem with the train, operator Eurostar said today.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
A 38-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act was released without charge today, police said.
Monday 15 September 2008
Full Channel Tunnel services will take several months to resume following last week's fire, it was revealed today.
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