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What the papers say - THE TIMES

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Commuters travelling from Soweto to Johannesburg in South Africa set fire to four trains after the service was delayed for about 90 minutes, following months of poor service. The train service is run by state-owned company Metrorail, which said that the train had been delayed because of a signal fault.

Britain's only railway test track is to close under the government's programme to cut subsidies to the railway industry. The line in the East Midlands has been used to try out hundreds of new trains and safety systems over the last 35 years. New trains will instead be tested on the main network.

Architect Richard MacCormac has been sacked from the redevelopment of the BBC's Broadcasting House building project owing to 'creative differences'. The project is running one year late and £7M over budget.

UK Energy Research Centre executive director John Loughead has said that a decision to build nuclear power stations must be made now for Britain to meet its global warming targets.

Smart speed humps that flatten for motorists travelling within the speed limit could be rolled out in London and Birmingham.

They are currently being trialled in the City of London.

The humps are manufactured by Dunlop Transcalm and, at £4,850 each, cost nearly twice the static ones.

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