European rail operators threw down the gauntlet to low-cost airlines yesterday, launching a continental alliance that aims to get passengers off planes and on to trains by offering them sweeteners such as train miles and appealing to their green credentials as well as their wallets.
Train operators hope to create a rail revolution, capitalising on the public's growing fears about climate change and frustration with lengthy airport checks - The Independent
Airline passengers were last night facing the prospect of holiday chaos as security was stepped up at airports across the country. Cars were banned from airport forecourts and concrete bollards put in place at some terminals to prevent a repetition of the attack in Glasgow. At main line railway stations, police imposed similar vehicle bans. Delivery gates were locked at Victoria Station in London and throughout the rail network, cars were moved on from forecourts - The Daily Telegraph
Motorists are being asked to count the number of animal carcasses they see on the roads to help experts to calculate how many are still alive. The Mammals Trust UK has launched its seventh annual roadkill survey so it can provide data on the number and spread of mammals in the countryside - The Times