Transport News

Open Access Government’s Transport News section offers a wide range of articles within the transport sector. 

We cover up to date topics such as the progression of electric cars and the push for zero-emission cars. Policy and the changes in the Law on Transport along with articles on the department of transport and relevant updates are also available on our website.

Another popular topic included in this category is the transport infrastructure in ‘SMART’ cities and you can easily find information on shipping regulations. We also delve into European transport policies and aviation news.

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Kent County Council “declares war on potholes”

Kent County Council has revealed it is declaring war on potholes and will invest some £4m to fix the county’s roads… Potholes are undoubtedly a...
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De-Icing sewage treatment – a clever combination

Ms. Caterina Talerico and Mr. Dirk Kauffeld from Zurich Airport Ltd details how the airport is using new methods to treat the sewage from...

Brexit could impact infrastructure spending

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned an exit from the EU could have a significant impact on infrastructure spending… An exit from the EU would...

Government blocks Leeds trolleybus scheme

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has blocked plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds… Plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds will no longer...

Budget 2016: Infrastructure gains a boost

The Budget revealed a number of major infrastructure projects would be given the go ahead, and funding was earmarked for flood defences… Infrastructure came out...

Report calls for HS3 link work to start

The northern high speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds should be kick-started, a new report has concluded… The National Infrastructure Commission has called on...

Gross mismanagement of tube upgrades blamed on TfL

The London Assembly has blamed Transport for London for failing to deliver Tube upgrades on time and over budget… Gross mismanagement by Transport for London...

£23m bill for Network Rail hire cars

In a four year period Network Rail has spent more than £23m hiring vehicles… Network Rail has come under fire for its spending habits after...
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Derbyshire County Council launches consultation on subsidised buses

Local residents are being asked to have their say on proposals to stop funding for local bus services and community transport… Derbyshire County Council has...

South east rail passengers are the least satisfied

A new poll has revealed rail passengers in the south east of England rated services as the worst and are the least satisfied… A survey...
aviation

EU aviation emissions set to almost double by 2035

A new report from the European Environment Agency has revealed the emissions caused by European planes will increase by 43 per cent over the...
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Unmanned roadworks could see £5,000 fines levied at councils

The Department for Transport had revealed new proposals that could see councils fined for leaving roadworks unattended during weekends… Local authorities and utility companies could...

Transport Secretary opens new link road in Crewe

The Secretary of State for Transport has today opened the final stretch of road which completes the eastern bypass around Crewe… The new 1.1KM long...
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IAG boss criticises Heathrow Airport expansion farce

The head of IAG Willie Walsh has expressed his frustration at the Heathrow/Gatwick expansion plans after more delays were announced earlier this week… Expanding Britain’s...
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Crossrail is creating a skills vacuum

According to new analysis, Crossrail’s demand for skilled workers is leaving many parts of the UK with shortages. New analysis from specialist recruiter Randstad CPE...
Crossrail hits major milestone as tunnelling ends

Crossrail hits major milestone as tunnelling ends

The £14.8bn Crossrail project has moved a step closer to completion as tunnelling work comes to an end... Work to tunnel 26 miles of railway...
The importance of adequate rail infrastructure financing

The importance of rail infrastructure financing

Libor Lochman, Britta Schreiner and Hans Besser from CER – the Voice of European Railways, emphasise the importance of infrastructure investment throughout Europe… Mobility is vital...

On the way to a future-oriented railway system

Wim Fabries, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Programme Director at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands, explains how a system...

The importance of adequate rail infrastructure financing

Libor Lochman, Britta Schreiner and Hans Besser from CER – the Voice of European Railways, emphasise the importance of infrastructure investment throughout Europe  Mobility is vital...
New rail system could be hacked

New rail system could be hacked

Expert and government adviser Professor David Stupples has warned that a new high-tech rail system could be hacked, leading to a serious crash... The high-tech...

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