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Issue 662 - 17 December 2014: News
DfT explores adding capacity to busiest parts of road network

DfT explores adding capacity to busiest parts of road network

Major capacity enhancements to two of the most congested parts of England’s strategic road network (SRN) are to be explored in a new wave of road studies. The DfT is to look again for a “lasting solution”... continue

Floating car club launched in capital

A new point-to-point – or ‘floating’ – car club has been launched in North East London by  DriveNow, a joint venture of BMW and car rental firm Sixt. The scheme covers three boroughs –... continue

Could this be the train to replace the Pacers?

A rolling stock engineering firm says it has reached agreement with Transport for London to purchase surplus District Line trains, with the intention of converting them to diesel power so they can replace ageing and... continue

Media monitor

Government accused of 'motorways for marginals' plan
Rik Thomas

The ‘news’ contained in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that £15bn is to spent on upgrading the nation’s road network was widely reported and commented on in the media even though, as the BBC... continue

Immigrants blamed for road delays

Comments by UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage on road congestion made the front page of the Metro newspaper on 8 December. “Nigel Farage blamed immigrants for making him late to a party event,” the paper... continue

Good transport good for property price rises, Times suggests

The impact of good transport infrastructure on property prices was analysed in The Times’ Bricks & Mortar supplement on 28 November. After suggesting that the property market in 2015 would be “sluggish,... continue