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.

24-hour transport strike for Northern Ireland

24-hour transport strike for Northern Ireland

Public transport workers in Northern Ireland are set to go on strike for the second time, impacting bus and rail services across the nation Union...
Record £6.1bn engine order for Rolls-Royce

Record £6.1bn engine order for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has announced it has received its largest order to date after it was asked to supply £6.1bn worth of engines Airline company Emirates has...
No new roads under the Green Party

No new roads under the Green Party

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said no new major roads should be built and plans for a major road building scheme should be...
Green MEP calls for free public transport

Green MEP calls for free public transport

The Green MEP for South East England has called for public transport across the region to be made free within towns and cities in...
Rural transport receives £7.6m boost

Rural transport receives £7.6m boost

The government has announced the winning bids for the Total Transport Pilot Fund, a scheme aimed at developing rural transport... The Total Transport Pilot Fund...
Electric van grant extended

Electric van grant extended

The government has announced an extension of the electric van grant and an additional £4m to help refuel gas-powered trucks... Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has...
Committee calls government on £50bn HS2 cost

Committee raises concerns on the cost of HS2

A report published by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has revealed the government has no convincing case to spend £50bn building the...
Great Western rail deal with FirstGroup extended

Great Western rail deal with FirstGroup extended

FirstGroup has been granted an extension on its deal with the government to run services along the Great Western network.... Rail and transport company FirstGroup...
Northern transport plans set out

Northern transport plans set out

The government has set out new plans to revolutionise transport in the north of England... The Northern Transport Strategy report includes details of a multi-billion...
A “catalogue of faults” at London Bridge

A “catalogue of faults” at London Bridge

The £500m redevelopment of London Bridge railway station has been delayed by a “catalogue of faults”, according to a leading transport union... The Rail, Maritime...
New train designs released by ScotRail

New train designs released by ScotRail

Abellio, the new franchise owner of ScotRail, has unveiled the designs of 70 new trains being built for the service... The 70 new ScotRail trains...
Electric cars could cut oil imports

Electric cars could cut oil imports

A new study has revealed that switching to electric cars could cut the amount of oil the UK needs to import by 40 per...

Benefits of rail investment in Derbyshire

In a visit to Derbyshire, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has seen how the government’s record investment in the rail network is connecting communities and...

10 minute leeway announced for council car parks

Drivers who stay too long on council owned car parks are to get a 10 minute leeway before being fined, the government has announced… Expected...

Investment needed for ‘Transport for North’

£15bn of investment is needed for a Transport for London style body to revitalise transport links in the north of England, a think tank...

Govt reach agreement to sell stake in Eurostar

The government has today announced an agreement has been reached for the sale of its entire interest in Eurostar International Limited (“Eurostar”)… The Chancellor George...

East Sussex rail passengers to have say

The government announced today that passengers in east Suffolk are to have more say on how local rail services are run… Two lines between Ipswich...
£43m funding for plug-in vehicle research

£43m funding for plug-in vehicle research

The government has announced £43m funding for infrastructure and research development for plug-in vehicles... The government has set out plans to develop plug-in vehicle infrastructure...
Keeping Europe’s roads safe

Keeping Europe’s roads safe

Michael Cramer on the Committee on Transport and Tourism at the European Parliament discusses safety on Europe’s roads, and how effective measures are needed…  Every day...

Implementing road safety management

Tim Sparey BSI Tutor Delivery Manager and Janine Behrens Senior Global Portfolio Manager, Risk at BSI discuss the benefits of implementing road traffic safety...

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