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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.

fare caps

Norwich – Ely train passengers to be protected by fare caps

Train passengers travelling between Norwich and Ely will benefit from fare caps following a CMA investigation.
price increase, train fares

UK announces new price increase for trains

Today (14 August) the UK announced a further price increase for train fares, leading to some fares increasing by £100.
shut down the national grid

Surge in EV growth will shut down the National Grid by 2040

A surge in growth in Electric Vehicles (EV's) in Britain, more in line with the EU, could potentially shut down the National Grid by 2040, according to SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
future for electric vehicles

Reducing emissions and improving access: A bright future for electric vehicles

Mike Brown, Director of Industry Collaboration & Partnerships, University of Salford discusses how electric vehicles will play a pivotal role in helping the UK’s C02 emission targets and improve access.
cycle to work, cyclescheme

Only 6% of people cycle to work in the UK

According to research by Hawk Incentives, provider of Cyclescheme in the UK, only 6% of British workers currently cycle to work.
chargepoints

Government awards £2.5 million for more electric vehicle chargepoints

Charging electric vehicles is set to become more convenient thanks to an additional £2.5 million to fund the installation of over 1,000 new chargepoints, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today.
electric commercial vehicles

The future of electric commercial vehicles

Here, Simone Bruckner, director of Cressall, explains how energy captured through regenerative braking can be used effectively in electric commercial vehicles.
switching to electric vehicles

Switching to electric vehicles: What do businesses need to bear in mind?

Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services LeasePlan UK, highlights 6 considerations businesses need to factor in when switching to electric vehicles.
ev charging

Does new EV charging technology mean new value for food businesses?

Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for ABB’s food and beverage segment, explains why developments in EV charging can add value to food businesses.
European shipping

FIBRESHIP Project: The greatest challenge for the future of European shipping and shipbuilding

FIBRESHIP is a revolutionary European R&D project which attempts to develop a new market focused on the design and construction of large commercial vessels in composite materials to benefit the future of the European shipping and shipbuilding industry.
electric future

Is the UK’s electric future grid-locked?

What is causing the UK’s electric future to remain grid-locked? Here, Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services at LeasePlan UK, outlines the biggest barriers facing the industry today.
government investment

£80 million government investment to develop net-zero planes and cars

Government unveils £80 million investment to help develop the next generation of net-zero electric vehicles and new hybrid aircrafts.
road infrastructure

Which cities around the world have the best road infrastructure?

Here, we explore which countries have built the most impressive road infrastructure to accommodate for great driving conditions.
offsetting carbon emissions

Government launches call for evidence on offsetting carbon emissions

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today launched a call for evidence on offsetting carbon emissions produced by modes of transport.
air quality and innovation

Highways England unveils air quality and innovation competition entries

Technology which could help the way drivers leave motorways was named today as one of the successful entries in the air quality and innovation competition run by Highways England and Innovate UK.
accessibility and compensation

ORR urges reforms on accessibility and compensation

Rail passengers will benefit from improved accessibility and compensation under new proposals submitted by the Office of Rail and Road.
electric car chargepoints, new-build homes

New-build homes to be fitted with electric car chargepoints

All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car chargepoint, the government has outlined in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England.
microplastic pollution from cars

Government to tackle particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis are leading a push to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.
sustainable fuels

Characterisation of intermetallic alloy catalysts for decentralised methanol production

Efficient and decentralised production of sustainable fuels for today’s transport infrastructure is discussed here by the Technical University of Denmark, who call for the development of highly active catalysts.
mobile ticketing

ECR: Leaders in mobile ticketing and revenue inspection solutions

ECR design and develop smart solutions supporting transport operators across the globe. With unique hardware in the form of compact, all in one solutions, we help customers to ensure that every ticketing experience is seamless, reliable and easy.

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