The extent of overcrowding on the rail network was exposed last night after a survey revealed that several train routes are regularly operating at more than 80 per cent above their capacity.
Transport 2000, the pressure group lobbying for sustainable transport, published a list of England's 10 most overcrowded services as part of a campaign to highlight the problem of passenger congestion - The Daily Telegraph
Taylor Woodrow and Wimpey will today unveil plans for a £5bn all-shares merger, in a deal which will create the largest housebuilder in the UK. The merger is expected to lead to as many as 1,000 job losses, with the combined group expected to achieve millions of pounds worth of cost savings - The Independent
Wembley is a step closer to hosting this year's FA Cup final after the first official football match took place at the new £800M stadium without mishap. More than 55,000 spectators poured into the 90,000-capacity venue on Saturday to witness England's under-21 team draw 3-3 with Italy - The Financial Times
From next year a regular ferry service could run between north Devon and south Wales. There is support on both sides of the Bristol Channel for a service that could slash the journey time to 35 minutes, avoiding awful journeys along the M5 and M4 - The Guardian
Network Rail will be sentenced today for its role in the Paddington rail crash. The two-day hearing in London, will bring to a close a quest for justice by survivors and bereaved relatives - The Guardian
A panel of business troubleshooters has been recruited by the Tories to monitor and scrutinise the delivery of the London 2012 Olympics. The development follows criticism from the party about the escalating bill for the project, which has reached £9.3bn, and counter claims from the government that Tory sniping is undermining the success of the games - The Guardian
In the history of road transport, there can rarely have been such a poetic excuse for a traffic jam: Taiwan will close a busy motorway section this week to allow butterflies to flutter by. Drivers on the Linnei section of Freeway No. 3 have been warned to expect delays as up to 1m purple-spotted butterflies per day flit along the road during their annual migration- The Guardian