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The European Commission has approved the Government’s proposed rural fuel rebate scheme, which could see the price of fuel cut in 17 parts of... continue
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Bristol is to trial hybrid buses that automatically switch from diesel to electric power when they enter parts of the city with poor air... continue
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Owners of diesel vehicles in the London boroughs of Islington and Hackney will have to pay higher residential parking permit charges, as the councils... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced alarm at the Scottish Government’s plans to fast-track the implementation of low emission... continue
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John WE Helm
The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application from open access operator GNWR to run services on the West Coast Main Line between London,... continue
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Lee Baker
Nearly 2.5m new cars were registered in the U.K in 2014 - the most in a calendar year since 2004, before the financial crisis and subsequent... continue
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The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
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Delivery of Transpennine rail electrification between Manchester, Leeds and York may have slipped by almost two years, Network Rail documents... continue
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The Government has authorised electrification of the ten-mile branch line between Oxenholme and Windermere in the Lake District. The £16m... continue
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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has invited cities across the UK to bid to a £35m ultra-low emission cars fund.  Two to four cities... continue
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Highways England is to spend £15m between 2015/16 and 2020/21 installing electric vehicle charge points on the strategic road network. The DfT... continue
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The London Borough of Wandsworth is supporting plans for electric car racing in Battersea Park next summer.  The race would be part of the... continue
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Lee Baker
A national network of low emission zones and an overhaul of fuel duty and vehicle excise duty have been urged by MPs to cut nitrogen dioxide and... continue
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The DfT and local government face at least two more years of "very substantial savings," Chancellor George Osborne said in his final Autumn Statement... continue
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Lee Baker
Labour's new shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher has in his first interview in the job pledged to represent "white van man" and "any other road... continue
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John W E Helm
The Prime Minister has announced a £230m UK contribution towards the electrification of railways in south Wales.  The deal struck with the... continue
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Andrew Forster
Plans for a point-to-point electric car club in London have been delayed by the new operator of the Source London electric vehicle charging network.... continue
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First Glasgow is to order four ‘virtual electric’ buses that will operate as electric vehicles in the most populated areas and on diesel... continue
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The Government has welcomed a surge in sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles. The DfT says that between July and September over 5,000... continue
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Consultant SYSTRA is working with Network Rail to assist the Government’s investigations of priorities for electrifying rail lines in the north... continue
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