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Construction of HS2 phase one underway

Construction of HS2 phase one underway

HS2 Ltd announced the formal start of construction on Friday 4 September, stating that phase one of the project will create around 22,000 jobs. Some... continue

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TfL lays on priority bus service

TfL lays on priority bus service
Deniz Huseyin

Children in the capital are being given priority on some bus routes that serve schools. The... continue

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Major City of London corridor turned into a Streetspace

Major City of London corridor turned into a Streetspace
Mark Moran

New traffic restrictions that give priority to people... continue

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Motor traffic displacement ‘does not cause road safety issues of any significance’, says study

Motor traffic displacement ‘does not cause road safety issues of any significance’, says study

School street closures can improve the number of children walking, cycling and wheeling to school without creating road safety problems, according to a new report.  An increase in school street closures would also not result in traffic displacement causing road safety issues in neighbouring streets, the findings show. The new report - led by Dr Adrian Davis, professor... continue

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Preferred options for A483 improvements published

The Welsh Government has published its preferred options for changes along the A483 in Wrexham. The A483 is one of the key connecting routes between North and South Wales, and between North Wales and the Midlands. It is an important route for tourists travelling to the region, and for freight... continue

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Brighton rethink over cycle lane after bus journey times go up

Brighton rethink over cycle lane after bus journey times go up
Mark Moran

Brighton & Hove City Council has removed a 600-metre... continue

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Active travel measures in Poole vandalised

Active travel measures in Poole vandalised
Deniz Huseyin

Temporary active travel measures in Poole, Dorset, have been damaged in two separate cases of apparent vandalism.... continue

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Shoreham cycleway taken out after complaints

A section of a temporary cycleway in Shoreham, West Sussex, has been removed after complaints. The proposed cycleway section east of the Holmbush roundabout, on the A270, Old Shoreham Road, has now been removed from the scheme: the rest of the cycleway, proposed as part of emergency measures in the... continue

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Highways England maps out plan to spend £27.4bn package

Highways England maps out plan to spend £27.4bn package
Deniz Huseyin

Highways England has set out its strategy for... continue

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Task forces aim to learn from Stonehaven tragedy

Task forces aim to learn from Stonehaven tragedy
Mark Moran

Network Rail has launched two independent task forces to help it better manage its cuttings and embankments portfolio, and improve its... continue

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Derailed train probe

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction. At around 9.30pm on 6 May 2019 a single wagon in a freight train derailed on a curve approaching Willesden High Level Junction in north-west London. The wagon... continue

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Freight train blaze in Wales

A freight train carrying diesel has derailed and burst into flames in South Wales. The incident happed in Llangennech, near Llanelli in Carmarthenshire at around 11.20pm on 26 August. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent 14 pumps, a foam tender and specialist hazardous material... continue

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Solihull interchange and shuttle approved

HS2’s Solihul interchange station and automated people mover shuttle have been granted planning approval by Sandwell Council. The station’s design makes use of renewable technologies, and in operation, the station will use natural ventilation, daylight, harvested rainwater and solar... continue

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HS2 research deal

HS2 research deal

HS2 Ltd has signed an agreement with railway research centres in UK... continue

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‘Make polluters pay their fair share,’ say rail companies

‘Make polluters pay their fair share,’ say rail companies

Train companies have called for a shake-up in transport tax policy to create a level green playing field where levies reflect how damaging a mode of transport is to the environment. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said shifting... continue

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DfT seeks views on pavement parking

Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams. Parking on footways is banned in London but elsewhere in the country it is only prohibited for lorries, with local authorities left to introduce prohibitions on... continue

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Welsh Government publishes Clean Air Plan

The Welsh Government has outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales. Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health and also has effects on biodiversity and the natural... continue

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Tool to predict hotspots

Ford is developing a digital road safety tool that could predict potential incident hotspots, using data from sources including connected vehicles and roadside sensors. The car maker is partnering with Vivacity Labs, Oxfordshire County Council and Loughborough University with support from Transport... continue

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E-scooters: genie out of the bottle?

E-scooters: genie out of the bottle?

Ruth Cadbury MP is a member of the Transport Select Committee, which is about to publish its findings into potential micro-mobility futures... continue

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Creating unitary councils ‘would save £2.9bn’

Creating unitary councils ‘would save £2.9bn’
Deniz Huseyin

Merging county and district councils into single unitary councils could save £2.9bn over five years, according to a new report.... continue

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Amey workforce expands by 250

More than  250 new employees are to join Amey, after the announcement by Transport Scotland that the infrastructure and highways services company will be the new provider to inspect, maintain and improve the motorways and trunk roads across the south west of Scotland.  The new network... continue

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Uber and Deliveroo support DfT pothole mapping project

An audit into the mapping of potholes in England has been launched by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, aided by data from on-road businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo. The DfT will work with Gaist, a highway data and mapping company, businesses such as Deliveroo, Uber, Tesco and Ocado, alongside... continue

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Norwich to trial e-scooters with Beryl

Beryl is to offer a fleet of pedal bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in Norwich as part of a 12-month e-scooter hire trial. The company will initially provide 100 e-scooters, which will be accessible through the same platform as its pedal and e-bikes. During the government backed trial, e-scooter... continue

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