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.

East Coast franchise rail awarded

East Coast franchise rail awarded

The government has announced a consortium consisting of transport companies Stagecoach and Virgin have won the East Coast rail franchise. The East Coast mainline rail...
The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first bio-bus in the UK goes into service

The first UK bus powered by human and food waste has gone into service between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The UK's first bus...
£20bn Crossrail 2 route unveiled

£20bn Crossrail 2 route unveiled

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled preferred plans for the £20bn Crossrail 2 scheme, which will run north to south through London. Proposals for...
maritime

The importance of maritime safety throughout Europe

Markku Mylly, Executive Director at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) details how they work with the European Commission to maintain safety and implement EU...
rail

Asset management in the rail industry

Benefits of adopting the new ISO 55000 standard For many years the Rail Industry has been relatively stable with progressive evolution and development, however more...
rail

Rail infrastructure – a lasting legacy

Stephen Hammond, Minister for Rail at the Department for Transport details how investment in rail is growing and its positive impact on the nation’s...
sustainable transport

Encouraging sustainable transport in local areas

Transport is a sector that affects everyone, whether it be via train, catching a bus or driving through rush hour traffic. However, road transport is reportedly the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU after power generation
transport

More people choosing green transport methods

Efforts to make it easier for people to travel more sustainably are working, according to a new report. The door to door action plan published...

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