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Transport budget cuts threaten levelling-up agenda, say Northern leaders

Northern leaders say funding cuts to key transport initiatives in the North of England will delay economic recovery and undermine the levelling-up agenda. It comes...

Consultation launched to improve Manchester’s railways

A new consultation on improving the performance on the rail network in and around Manchester has been launched. Passengers are being presented with 3 options...

Further South Wales Metro work to take place this month

Transport for Wales will undertake further work for the South Wales Metro this month following the extension of the alert level four lockdown restrictions. With...

Firth of Forth tunnel at heart of £22bn green rail revolution

A new cross Forth rail tunnel is at the heart of a £22 billion rail revolution proposed by the Scottish Green Party to build...

Encouraging innovation in sustainable public transport

Transport Scotland says one million pounds is now available to encourage innovation in public transport technology solutions. The second and final round of the Mobility...

Rail companies working with companies to run right level of services following lockdown

The Rail Delivery Group says it is working with government to ensure they run the right level of services. It comes as England and Scotland...

Additional £8 million of support for light rail operators in Scotland

The Scottish Government is to provide a further £8 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protocol agreed to reopen French border to UK arrivals

An agreement to reopen the UK-French border to allow accompanied freight services and some passenger services to resume between the two countries has been reached by the UK and French governments on Tuesday evening (December 22)

Council leaders urge Government to back HS2 Eastern Leg in response to NIC report

Chesterfield Borough Council has released a response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)’s recently published report that has recommended scaling back HS2’s Eastern Leg in favour of regional rail link development.

Scottish Government to extend EMAs and lower than average increase in rail fares

The Scottish Government has announced plans to extend the current Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises and also confirmed that the 2021 increase in rail fares will be deferred to March, with a lower average increase in Scotland than elsewhere.

Draft Welsh budget proposes £274.4 million investment in rail and metro

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has unveiled a draft Welsh Budget with plans of a total investment of £274.7 million in rail and metro.

Extra British Transport Police officers deployed at railway stations to ensure only essential journeys take place

Sir Peter Hendy has said extra staff have been deployed at railway stations to ensure that only essential journeys are taking place.
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