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Nexus seeks apprentices for Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus seeks apprentices for Tyne and Wear Metro

Mark Moran

Nexus, which owns and manages Tyne and Wear Metro, is looking for ten new apprentices for positions across their business. Seven new... continue

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Rail regulator publishes level crossing safety guidance

Rail regulator publishes level crossing safety guidance

Mark Moran

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has proposed new... continue

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Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021: Virtual event 26 January

Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021: Virtual event 26 January

This popular one-day summit and expo, now in its 4th year, will highlight how progressive local authorities, supported by service suppliers and consultancies, are making the most of new thinking and new opportunities. Last year's £2 billion... continue

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Collisions down near city’s speed cams

Coventry City Council has recorded a big drop in injury accidents and speeds on roads where average speed enforcement cameras have been installed. Cameras were erected on the 40mph Ansty and London roads in January 2019. Three-year ‘before’ data for Ansty Road records 32 injury... continue

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Euston Road cycle lane removed

Transport for London has removed the temporary westbound cycle lane on Euston Road after monitoring showed it had worsened congestion. The lane was implemented last year as part of the Streetspace for London Covid-19 programme. A TfL spokesman said: “The Euston Road cycle lane was only ever a... continue

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Councils try to agree risk deal for new road

Leicestershire County Council is trying to reach agreement with Melton Borough Council on a risk-sharing agreement that will allow the county council to accept a Homes England grant for a major new road in Melton Mowbray. Homes England has offered Leicestershire a £15m Housing Infrastructure... continue

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LTN street closures don’t show on emergency service satnavs

LTN street closures don’t show on emergency service satnavs

Satnav systems used by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and Metropolitan Police do not show the location of low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) street closures, many of which feature physical barriers.   Boroughs have closed roads... continue

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LTNs ‘have no impact on fire brigade times’

Fire brigade response times have not been affected by residential street closures, according to a study in one part of London.  Researchers looked at London Fire Brigade data from 2012 to 2020 in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, where low traffic neighbourhood street closures were... continue

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HE ‘hitlist’ to demolish railway structures

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England, campaigners have warned. Highways England is responsible for managing the DfT’s Historical Railways Estate (HRE) – around 3,200 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, some... continue

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DfT invites views on extending appraisal beyond 60 years

Longer appraisal periods are likely to improve the benefit:cost ratios of transport infrastructure projects, says the DfT in a consultation that proposes lengthening the period beyond 60 years. Sixty years is the Treasury’s  default maximum appraisal period for spending departments.... continue

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MPs launch transport infrastructure probe

The House of Commons transport committee has invited written evidence for an inquiry into the appraisal and delivery of major UK transport infrastructure. Topics the committee wants to receive evidence on include: the Government’s transport infrastructure priorities and the National... continue

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£5bn tag for Bakerloo Lewisham extension

Extending London Underground’s Bakerloo Line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham in south London would probably cost about £5bn (2020 prices), Transport for London estimates.  Alex Williams, TfL’s director of city planning, revealed the figure in a report to TfL’s... continue

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M25 ‘not a London bypass’

Very little car and taxi traffic on the M25 is avoiding London entirely, analysis for the RAC Foundation has found.  Data from more than four million trips on the road shows that only 14 per cent bypassed the capital completely. The majority –  74 per cent – had an origin or... continue

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Lincoln’s Eastern bypass opens

Lincoln’s 4.5-mile eastern bypass has opened to traffic, connecting the A15 Sleaford Road to the A158 Wragby Road. Lincolnshire County Council says the road has cost £122m to date but the final cost will not be known until all the accounts have been settled in the coming months. The DfT... continue

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NIC leaves HS2’s eastern arm in sidings and NPR in limbo

NIC leaves HS2’s eastern arm in sidings and NPR in limbo

The eastern arm of HS2 from the West Midlands to Leeds is not a priority for improving the Midlands and the north of England’s rail connections, the National Infrastructure Commission has told ministers. It is also... continue

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