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The DfT has awarded the East Coast rail franchise to the Stagecoach-Virgin joint venture company ICR (Inter City Railways).  Stagecoach is the... continue
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Consultants are studying the feasibility of building a new railway station in Buckinghamshire on the soon-to-reopen East-West rail line close to... continue
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Operators of tendered bus routes in Essex will be incentivised to boost passenger numbers by  retaining fare revenues under a revamp to... continue
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People in Nottingham and West Yorkshire will soon be able to use their public transport smartcards to hire car club cars, thanks to funding from the... continue
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The DfT has launched a ten-week consultation on protecting land for Crossrail 2, the new railway linking south-west and north-east London and beyond,... continue
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Lee Baker
The transport secretary has announced that Stagecoach/Virgin have won the new East Coast franchise following a "rigorous competition". The... continue
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Free-flow tolling will be introduced on the Dartford Crossing, which carries the M25 across the Thames estuary, from 30 November. Drivers will be... continue
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Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on a revised package of bus cuts that are even deeper than previously planned. The council’s... continue
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A new roundabout design in Bedford is improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians without any discernible impact on traffic queues, according to... continue
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has signalled that the autumn statement will include road upgrades from the south west to the north east of England. David... continue
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Councils in Cambridgeshire are commissioning a new access study for Cambridge.  The brief has been developed by Cambridgeshire County Council,... continue
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The Highways Agency’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement project is  expected to cost £1.345bn (outturn) to deliver.  Cost... continue
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North American private investors are eager to finance a new Lower Thames Crossing east of Gravesend, according to Kent County Council. The DfT... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council is to cut spending on the £1.5m Cambridgeshire Future Transport programme, which has seen the council work with... continue
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Essex County Council is to negotiate with bus operators a new reimbursement scheme for carrying concessionary passholders based on a fixed cost but... continue
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Passenger numbers on the Luton-Dunstable guided busway are running far below forecasts, figures reveal. The busway carried just over one million... continue
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Critics of HS2 have accused the scheme’s promoters of flouting parliamentary procedure by initiating the procurement process before the project... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council is to tender for a new civil parking enforcement contract, rather than extend its existing contract with NSL. NSL was... continue
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Councillors in Buckinghamshire are urging the council to break out of a ‘bus is best’ mindset for public transport provision.... continue
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The Government has announced two new funds worth collectively up to £30m to help communities and businesses close to the proposed London-West... continue
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